New Board Member
Reflects on Job
As of this writing, I have just passed the six month mark of serving on the Board of Directors for Phase II. Having been a resident of the village for nearly sixteen years, I decided I would like to try my hand and see if I could make some small difference for our village of Clubside, and Phase II in general. It’s been a unique experience to say the least.
My first meeting in January was to become acquainted with the other Board members, and to really sit, listen and learn how the meetings were conducted. Like most of you out there, I had only been to one or two board meetings the entire time of my residing in the village. I know, pretty pathetic I must admit (no excuses offered here).There was an agenda to follow and one of my first assignments as a new board member was to write our policies and procedures manual with a fellow board member, John Miley.
Reviewing policies and procedures would give me a good historical background on past issues and get me up to speed on current issues now facing the Board. Contrary to what most may think, there is actually a lot that goes into running an association.There are budgets to review, questions to ask of the property manager, management reports to read, deed restriction violations that need attention and of course, squabbles between neighbors that need to be resolved.
In addition to the local problems within our phase,we also have to consider those things that will affect our three associations on a state level. Sometimes, the board meetings get a little rancorous with everyone having a different opinion on one matter or another, but all in all when it comes time for a vote, we usually arrive at a sound decision. I have a great deal of respect for each member of our board. Many of our board members have served for years and I have had to draw on their experience and advice from time to time.
Going forward, it is my greatest hope and desire to try and make our little corner of the world a better place. Bringing people together to work towards a common good is one of the best ways I can think of to accomplish this goal.You getting involved as a member of our association would help us as board members to govern and make better decisions. For me personally, to serve in any capacity is an honor and I hope to do this with wisdom and dedication.