N.B. from Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Are our board members required to post their names and contact numbers where owners can see them?
Mister Condo replies:
N.B., I am aware of no such requirement and, honestly, if you were volunteering your time to serve on the Board of your condo or HOA, the last thing you would want is having home and unit owners contact you at their own discretion and on their own schedule. Notices of scheduled Board meetings are provided to all owners and owners are always welcome to attend. There should be a period of time allotted to hear from homeowners. You can also mail (and often email) either the Board or Association Manager if you have a manager. That should give you all the access you need to your Board members. Complaints, suggestions, ideas and more should be shared with your Board. Your feedback and input are important and encouraged. However, volunteer Board members are not available 24/7/365 to the members unless they want to be. I strongly encourage volunteer leaders to be open to their members at meetings but to keep private conversations to a minimum as they are “off the record” and can lead to other problems down the road. Board meetings are the correct forums for home and unit owners to interact with their elected leaders. They are volunteer home and unit owners, just like you, and they have a right to enjoy their privacy and time. All the best!