Keep a 360 Degree View

Congratulations on being elected or appointed to your Board of Directors! If this isn’t your first term, thank you for your continued service! This is a good time for new and returning board members to take simple steps that could save you time and money throughout the year.

First, ensure that all new and returning board members have read and understand all Governing Documents, and are appropriately certified to serve.  This means that, within 90 days after being elected or appointed, board members must execute a written certification or complete a division approved board education course meeting the requirements of Fla Stat. §§ 718.112(2)(d)(4)(b) or 720.3033(1).   Next, begin looking ahead by making sure you are “in the know.” Be aware of any new or pending legislation that might impact the Association in the coming year and plan accordingly. Your property manager or legal team can provide you with legislative updates, impending local and/or state deadlines, or new hot button issues.

But don’t forget about what’s been done!  Review previously adopted policies and procedures to ensure the work that has been done is still working as expected. Being aware of where the Association is, where it’s going, and what its heading for, can help shape the board’s agenda and set the course for a great year!