It’ll hopefully be my first political office.
We have a three member board for a complex with 160 units. The entire board is up for election, so I threw my name in the ring. The only other people running are the incumbent President, another incumbent member, and the wife of the old guy who is stepping down.
I’d like the experience. I go to most of the meetings already and try to contribute positive ideas and feedback.
The old guy who is stepping down and his wife are kind of… unrealistic… about what the HOA should be doing. Roughly 10% of our community is vacant right now, with most vacancies being in foreclosure. The HOA is barely making ends meet. He and his wife want to lower the HOA fees AND remove the speedbumps in our community AND replace the emergency fire department entrance with a fully-functioning entrance gate. There’s just no money for such projects right now.
I hope I get elected. I’m going to talk to my neighbors as I see them outside about my candidacy. I talk to a few at meetings, and we discuss what the board is doing and how we’d do things differently. I hope I can get their support.
Anyone have good stories about HOA board membership?