2020 has been one of the most difficult and stressful years ever, and has made a tough job even tougher for board members and managers. It’s normal to be feeling anxious, nervous, or sad, but it’s important to take care of yourself so you can better support your community.
Dealing with upset homeowners is likely the least favorite part of a board member’s role. Associations can follow these steps to de-escalate tense situations and work with residents to resolve issues in the community.
Political signs can quickly spring up in community associations. Boards should look to state laws and their governing documents to create or revise rules on their display.
This year has been extraordinarily difficult and stressful, and the election has already been divisive. We may need to work even harder in coming months to build bridges, repair divides, and support each other.
A homeowners association in Charlottesville, Va., has transformed its Little Free Library into a pantry stocked with free food for neighbors who are struggling—a gesture of community goodwill during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Know your voting options and make plans—early—for how you will cast your ballot. Check your voter registration status, and request a mail-in ballot as early as possible.