-- What Should Be Required --
So you want to be on the HOA Board? You want to “serve”
your Community? Great! You want to make this a better place
to live? Great! You have some ideas and some skills that you
think will benefit our Community? Good……....maybe.
You think you’re ready for the “job”; the tasks-at-hand? Sorry
to say, you’re not. But it’s not your fault. Realistic, insightful
preparation for becoming an HOA Board Director is hard to find.
The “typical” stuff online from various HOA Industry sources
is, well, VERY superficial and VERY elementary.
The concept of an HOA Director being literally “any” member
in-good-standing, is a joke and simply no longer workable.
Being a Director demands something significantly more,
especially if you’re in a large HOA: say 6,500 residents,
second largest “town” in the County, one of the County’s
largest employers, 2,400 homes, 850+ lots, $13M in assets,
a $8-10M annual budget, eleven “Amenities” and five for-profit
As they current exist, HOA Directorships are often popularity-
contests, sought out by “VIP” members to enhance their power
and fame. This almost always proves disasterous for HOA
functioning and member-representation. If homeowners are to
be fairly represented, this must change.
Candidate Qualifications -
1. Must reside in HOA full-time
2. Must have broad & balanaced knowledge on most
community issues. Measured by questionnaire
developed by member committee.
3. Must have in-depth background check
Done by qualified “background check” firm.
4. Must complete selected online courses in HOA
directorship. To be chosen by member committee.
5. Must sign “statement-of-committment” to serve in-the-
best-interests of members.
In-Office Requirements -
1. Must take further training in HOA-Directorship within
first 90 days of office. As selected by member
2. Must participate in semi-annual Board-Training
provided by HOA.
3. Must pass “performance review” after 9 months
in-office. Review checklist developed by member
committee. A “Not-Pass” (below 50% positive)
result = probationary status.
Below are several Internet links to sources of education about