At the heart of nearly every successful community, you will find thriving, active committees.
If your community is relatively new or is considering ways to become more organized around the interests of its members and constituents, forming resident-led committees should be a top priority on your HOA agenda.
Committees play a vital role in helping the Board of Directors meet their responsibilities, and they serve as a training ground for future community leaders. At the heart of nearly every successful community where residents are happy and property values are relatively high, you will find thriving, active committees. These committees serve homeowners and the HOA board in five important ways:
To carry out these functions successfully, each HOA committee should be provided with a Board-approved set of guidelines that clearly spells out the committee’s operational structure and authority. Committee guidelines will typically address, at a minimum, the following areas:
Providing clear guidelines that address purpose, responsibilities, organization, and operations reduces the risk of committees working outside of their authority. Just as valuable, organized guidelines provide both impetus and direction as to what each committee is charged with accomplishing.
If you would like to see a sample set of committee guidelines, click to download Sample Landscape Committee Guidelines.
CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM® Director of Strategic Planning and Project Management