The Story of Democracy in Action in Your Community Association
By Bob Gourley Whether it takes the form of well written letters, memos, emails, or even an old-fashioned conversation, the ability to communicate effectively is often the difference between having an impact on your audience and having your message simply … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley “The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they’ll sleep at night.” – widely attributed to Otto von Bismarck, German aristocrat and statesman “Decisions are made by those who show up.” – … Continue reading
If you think it is simply enough to “do your best” while serving on the Board, you may be in for a rude awakening.
By Bob Gourley According to Merriam-Webster, the word “politician” is defined as follows: 1: a person experienced in the art or science of government ; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government 2 a: a … Continue reading
Dedicate a portion of your condominium or HOA newsletter and website to education on a regular basis.
By Bob Gourley If there is any one common element that gets residents talking and thinking about their condominium or HOA, it is landscaping. The state of appearance in any community association is a direct reflection of its residents and … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Maintain – Protect – Enhance. This is the prime directive for Boards of Directors of Homeowner Associations across the country. By maintaining, protecting, and enhancing the assets of the association, the Board ensures that property values are … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Using your condominium newsletter to discuss CIOA with members of your community association can be a vital component to a sound overall communication program. Interestingly, CIOA laws are designed for the protection of individual homeowners. Yet, unless … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Condominium newsletters have advanced rapidly in recent years. Gone are the days of typewritten and photocopied newsletters. Today’s condominium associations are publishing their condominium newsletters in vibrant colors, complete with stories and photos. No longer limited to … Continue reading