No One to Fill the Position

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 13, 2013


This is regularly a common issue.  I know my own association has a problem with getting owners to run for a board seat and serve their community.


The excuses are always the same:

  • I already served on the board

  • I just don't have enough time

  • I don't think I can handle that kind of stress

But in the end they are just that... excuses.  It may seem intimidating but it really shouldn't be.  There is typically an agenda already in place and so you simply learn as you go along.  The agenda is typically heavily driven around needed maintenance, which is a mixture of routine preventative maintenance and capital improvements based off a reserve study.


Unfortunately if no one does volunteer, then your current board will remain.  I hope you appreciate what they are doing and the time they are sacrificing for the community.  If you don't care for their decisions, maybe it's time for you to run.


Make a great day!!

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