The Death of Civility – Why Do Community Association Board Members Serve?

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I have been to a number of community association meetings in the past year, and too many of them were contentious, confrontational, loud, rude and generally ugly. I have written a number of Codes of Conduct for adoption by boards of directors to address behavior ranging from being unprepared for the meeting to falling down drunk to screaming obscenities. Boards have to deal with negative interactions with anyone from other board members to association members to the drunken boyfriend of an owner to the renter who has been there for years; and the behavior seems to occur relatively randomly and in any combination of participants. Association meetings can be as much fun as reality television.     Read the article……………..

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