Renew Your Vows to your Association this Spring

Renew Your Vows to your Association this Spring

For most of us, Spring is a time of renewal.   However, for community association boards of directors, Spring can be a hectic time of negotiating and implementing landscape contracts, making sure that the community pool is set to open on time, and handling the lawn...
Great Time to Make a Game Plan

Great Time to Make a Game Plan

With Super Bowl LIII right around the corner, now is a great time to plan for the impact on your community and to make a game plan. Tens of thousands of fans, workers and volunteers will descend on Atlanta for the “Big Game” in just over two weeks, and most of those...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution. After all, most people have already broken theirs, so being a few days behind is no big deal! Here are a few goals to consider for your community in 2019: Meet with your general counsel.NowackHoward’s retainer...
Directors and Officers Insurance Reporting

Directors and Officers Insurance Reporting

Most community association Board of Directors understand the importance of maintaining Directors and Officers insurance (“D&O insurance”) to protect the Association, Board members, and those who assist the Board, such as property managers and committee members....
The Role of Community Association Treasurer

The Role of Community Association Treasurer

Last, but certainly not least in our blog series exploring the roles of Association officers, we discuss the role of the Treasurer.   Like the Association Secretary, the Treasurer may delegate many of the tasks for which he or she is responsible to the association’s...
The Role of Community Association Secretary

The Role of Community Association Secretary

In this second post of our blog series exploring the roles of Association officers, we discuss the role of the Secretary.   The Secretary is the association’s chief information officer and bears responsibility for ensuring that the association’s records are created...
The Role of Community Association President

The Role of Community Association President

In the first quarter of the new year, many community associations have either just elected new Boards of Directors and appointed new association officers, or are preparing to do so.   As we frequently receive questions during this time regarding the roles,...
Who’s in Charge?

Who’s in Charge?

Many community associations hold their annual Board of Directors’ elections in the last quarter of the calendar year.   This means that there may be up to 2-3 months in between when a new Board is elected and January of the next year.   This often leads to confusion...
Insurance Coverage “Checklist”

Insurance Coverage “Checklist”

Budget season is a great time to review the association’s insurance coverage.  Although comprehensive, quality insurance coverage can be a significant expense, it is typically far less expensive than paying out-of-pocket for the litigation expenses and/or damages...