Difficult, necessary, and honest conversations about racism and discrimination have brought about some change in different facets of American life, but there remains work to be done. CAI and the Foundation for Community Association Research have resources to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in communities.
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.
Every community association requires a set of governing documents to provide its legal framework and operation. CAI has a new resource to help attorneys, board members, and community managers when drafting or amending provisions that govern a 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.
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.
As difficult as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, this crisis has brought people together to find solutions and offer support. It is showing the true strength and value of community.