Spring is Annual Meeting season, and that means board elections are coming up. If any of your board members plan to step down, it’s important to find replacements so that the board is able to maintain a quorum and make decisions as needed.
The current board and manager should canvas residents to see who might be interested in joining the board, so their names can be put on the ballot. Each new candidate should put together a short statement telling residents a little about themselves and why they want to be a board member. These statements should be distributed at the Annual Meeting when it’s time to vote for the new board. They can also be circulated in advance. Current board members who are running for reelection should also submit a statement, to be sure that all unit owners are familiar with their background and qualifications.
Communication between current board members and unit owners in advance of the election is crucial in ensuring that your building’s board of directors has a full slate of committed members at all times. As board make-up changes, it’s important to maintain continuity and quorum so that the decision-making process can continue to move ahead without interruption. By planning ahead, your annual elections should run smoothly and without incident.