C.C. from New Jersey writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Do you know of any condominium law in the state of NJ that would limit a single person holding the same position on the board as president for many, many years? The power is being monopolized and we need a change!!
Mister Condo replies:
C.C., the power to change the Board is in your hands! Board members, including the President, are elected by the unit owners. You simply need to vote new people in to office and the old ones go away. What happens far too many times is that the association is unable to produce new volunteers to serve on the Board. Guess what happens then? The folks who have been serving continue to serve, regardless of whether they do a great job or a terrible job! If you want to see a change in leadership, you need to take action. You may need to volunteer your own time to serve on the Board. You will certainly need to convince your fellow unit owners to also serve and to support new candidates in elections. Otherwise, you will keep getting what you’ve been getting. Good luck!