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2017 Top Ten List on Arizona Open Meeting Law

Here it is! The list you’ve all been waiting for! We have compiled the absolute “need to know” bullet points about Open Meeting Law for Arizona Homeowners Associations.   Arizona Open Meeting Law is in place to protect the health of the homeowners association, by protecting members from being excluded and deterring any “secret” decision […]

Best Practices for Passing an HOA Budget

Best Practices for Passing an HOA Budget

Has your 2017 HOA budget passed?   If not, what needs to happen to pass the budget? Does the HOA Board just need a consensus vote? Is it time to increase assessments?   First, check your governing documents. These describe the manner in which the HOA budget is adopted each year. In most associations, the […]

Arizona HOA Blog and Advice

How Well Did You Communicate The HOA Rule?

Every HOA has rules. Every HOA Board has to create rules, and get compliance from community members. Seems easy, right? Usually never. Why? Because communication falls through or falls flat. Hopefully, when HOA rules are written they are not overly intrusive to begin with. But, more importantly they are clearly communicated. When the rule is […]

15 Ways to Thank a Volunteer HOA Board Member

15 Ways To Thank a Volunteer Board Member, With Little (No) Budget

Volunteers who serve your board – or provide any other free service for the homeowners association – deserve thanks and gratitude for the invaluable role they play in the HOA. Trouble is, there’s often not an unlimited budget available to throw huge parties or special events. Fortunately, there are ways to thank volunteers that don’t […]

HOA Board "Burn Out"

Help! How Do I Fix our HOA Volunteer Burn-Out?

“Looks like you’ve been missing a lot of work lately.” “I wouldn’t say I’ve been MISSING it, Bob.” The exchange between a by-the-book HR consultant and burned-out employee in 1999’s cult classic “Office Space” may be one of the best illustrations of burnout in recent cinematic history. And though the movie brings laughs, it’s only […]

How To Recognize Volunteer HOA Board Burn-Out

It would be hard to overstate the importance of volunteerism: it’s quite simply how a lot of work gets done, from large, national programs to smaller and more localized organizations. According to the National Corporation for National and Community Service in a 2015 report, “over the past 13 years, Americans volunteered 105.9 billion hours, estimated […]

How To Handle the HOA Board Member That Doesn’t Show Up

“I never got a trophy just for showing up!” proclaims a character in 2014’s “Lego Movie.” Many people roll their eyes at the idea of children receiving awards for mere attendance, but an HOA board dealing with a fellow member who doesn’t show up for meetings might gladly consider handing out attendance trophies if it […]

Open Meeting Law Builds Trust with your HOA

411 on Arizona’s Open Meeting Law

Open Meeting Law is important for HOA’s Arizona’s Open Meeting Law is important for the health of your Homeowners Association. Associations must follow basic rules to ensure meetings are in fact “open” to all members. Why do we have this law? To protect the public from “secret” decision making and protect public officials from being […]