R.L. from New Haven County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
When the association President resigns, does the VP take over, at least until another board member is selected? are there any formal steps that have to be taken to replace the board member? I know that the final vote is determined by the remaining board members.
Mister Condo replies:
R.L., unless your by-laws state otherwise, that is exactly what happens. Although there is often a flurry of activity if the VP isn’t interested in serving and I have seen Boards hold special meetings where they then select from amongst themselves who will fill the various officer positions. The reality is that while the President of the Board does have some extra duties and powers as President, the primary role is to preside over Board meetings. Some volunteer Board members are simply uncomfortable in that role so if the VP isn’t up for the challenge, the community would be better served having the Board reelect the officers so that no role goes unfulfilled. Many association by-laws do not address what happens within the officer positions, only that the vote is held amongst the Board members following the Annual Meeting or such other time as the by-laws designate. If your Board is functioning well in between those assigned times, I suggest it is best to leave well enough alone. All the best!