Volunteering to serve on the board of a community association is an opportunity to help in a way that can significantly improve the quality of life of all the homeowners. Board members have a significant amount of authority and can raise assessments, approve special assessments, improve the grounds and curb appeal of the association as well as make improvements and capital repairs to the interior elements of the association. Along with that authority comes the responsibility of serving on the board. In this article, I would like to share some of the important fiduciary responsibilities of board members and qualities that are demonstrated by highly effective board members.
Volunteering to serve on the board of directors is an opportunity to develop leadership skills. The position also requires the volunteer board members to act in a certain way that furthers the interests of the association as a whole and not in a way that further individual interests. For those board member volunteers that are willing to spend the time to act in a proper way and to lead in an effective manner will result in a most enjoyable community living environments for all the homeowners.