Utah and Connecticut recently passed legislation that facilitates the removal of racially restrictive covenants from community association governing documents and in deeds of individual homes.
Concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have delayed pool openings at some community associations. State laws offering limited liability protection are helping boards finalize plans for the 2021 summer season.
Community managers stepped up to help association boards and residents navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the increased workloads and responsibilities have caused some to feel impacts to their emotional wellbeing.
Recent incidents around the display of the Confederate battle flag in some community associations have renewed the need to understand its racial implications and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
It’s crucial that board members adhere to a set of ethical standards that can help them fulfill their volunteer duties with the community’s best interests in mind. CAI’s Model Code of Ethics for Community Association Board Members can serve as a basic framework.