Community association board members are asked to do a great deal for the communities they serve. They give up a great deal of their time and lend their varying expertise to help their communities run as smoothly and effectively as possible. Given that so much is asked of the directors, it is important that they take appropriate steps to delegate responsibilities to committees comprised of association members.
For most community associations, the benefits of involving committees are extremely worthwhile. Not only do they create a forum for the implementation and enforcement of vital policies and decisions, they also serve as ideal incubators for prospective future board members.
By their very nature, committees comprised of volunteer owners and residents should have a good understanding of the best policies and practices for their community. They may be ideally suited to oversee matters that involve the collection of information from the owners as well as the subsequent assessing of the data in order to make strong recommendations for suggested solutions.
Association boards should take the time to closely consider the use of different types of committees and their intended roles and responsibilities. Most association governing documents will include provisions governing the establishment of volunteer committees and how their decisions will be enacted.
Some of the most popular types of committees are: