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Posted by2 months ago

Committee question

I’m newly elected to our HOA board. At our annual meeting a week ago, the outgoing president announced members of committees for 2022. Shouldn’t committees be formed by the new board? Terms end 12/31 and start 1/1.

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· 2 mo. ago
💼 CAM

Sounds like the Board is trying to finish up some goals before handing it over to the new directors, so that you have an easier time running things.

Unless you have something weird written in your governing documents, the committees can be changed around by the board at any time. At the very first meeting with the new directors, you can replace the committee chairs, approve new charters, or end/start any committee the board wants.

If these committees are problematic in any way, make a change. Otherwise, its probably just work that you won't have to do.

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Ya. You right. Discuss this with the current board. If you have an agenda, like you’d prefer one committee over the one you’ve been assigned, be upfront about it. I know if I were your co-board member, I’d appreciate that.

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Op · 2 mo. ago

I’ve served on several non-profit boards before, and I’ve never seen this done. I don’t have an agenda but it would be nice to have the option to serve on the committees (one is the Nominating Committee and the other involves resolving ACC appeals). There are three new members joining, so it seemed odd to appoint people now. I’ll wait and see. Not looking to stir up trouble!

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Check your by laws. Usually with HOA “committees” they only help to enforce by laws or make recommendations to the board of directors. Committees in and of themselves cannot make decisions only make recommendations to the board unless your by laws are different and they have the power

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Op · 2 mo. ago

That’s correct and what our bylaws say. I’m just surprised they would form committees without the new members being informed and/or asked if we had any interest in participating on one.

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· 2 mo. ago
💼 CAM

You can let the current members stay or you can make motions yourself to change them. (Unless you have odd governing docs.)

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