For those who live in community associations, board membership should be viewed in the same vein as a civic duty. An effective board of directors is essential for the financial and administrative wherewithal and stability of every community association, so all unit owners who are able should volunteer to serve at least one term to contribute to their community’s overall success.
Some association members have the mistaken perception that the responsibilities of serving as a director are too complex and demanding for their capabilities and skill sets. While it is a serious commitment in terms of time and attention, board membership should not be viewed as being too daunting of an undertaking for the average unit owner.
The key to success for practically every board member lies in their use of the most effective professional and educational resources that are available. Of course, this should begin with relying on only the most experienced professionals such as attorneys, property managers, accountants, insurers, etc., but that is just the start.