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KristyS
(Ohio)

Posts:10


07/04/2018 9:03 AM  
Is there a minimum of how many members are to be on the board?
BenA2
(Texas)

Posts:531


07/04/2018 9:15 AM  
No, there is no minimum that I know of, unless your governing documents or state law says otherwise.

Robert's Rules refers to "persons" being on the board, so that implies you have to have at least two, but common sense dictates having at least three to avoid tie votes.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:5842


07/04/2018 9:18 AM  
Read you HOA's bylaws, Kristy. That's usually the place that has everything about the compositions of Boards, discusses officers, the different types of meetings, etc.

Some bylaws give a range, say, 3-7 directors. Bylaws also usually name the officers and their duties. Do not confuse officers with directors.
KristyS
(Ohio)

Posts:10


07/04/2018 9:20 AM  
We have had 1 board member since June 1st.
KristyS
(Ohio)

Posts:10


07/04/2018 9:24 AM  
What is the difference between officers and directors? Our Pres and VP resigned as of June 1st leaving a secretary who is handling all "duties". The management company is hands off so they do not get involved, and will be done as of July 31st.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:5842


07/04/2018 10:20 AM  
Are you on the Board, Kristy? Again, please read your bylaws. The answers to your questions probably are in them. There's no way any of us can know what they say.

Do you not have them? Maybe a neighbor does and can help you with them?
KristyS
(Ohio)

Posts:10


07/04/2018 10:24 AM  
Thank you, I don't need my neighbor's help. I have them. It states that 3 board members are appointed at first, etc. Does not talk about how fast replacements need to be made.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:5842


07/04/2018 10:37 AM  
You need to tell us what the rest of that bylaw section says.

Somewhere, they'll say how to fill vacancies. Usually the Board-even if only one director remains-- appoints the new director(s).
DouglasK1
(Florida)

Posts:1260


07/04/2018 11:41 AM  
Note too that "management company" is a bit of a misnomer. The role of an MC is to assist the board in carrying out their duties, but the board still makes the decisions and is ultimately responsible for managing the association.

Depending on your state law and governing docs, the current board member probably can appoint more members. Is there anybody else willing to serve?

To clarify directors vs. officers:
Usually officers are directors, but depending on your governing docs, might not need to be.
Directors are elected by the membership (all eligible owners)
The directors elect the officers, either from amongst themselves, or potentially including non-directors, depending on your governing docs.
Directors typically have defined duties and responsibilities, generally including running the association.
Each officer position has duties, for example president typically presides over meetings, might prepare meeting agendas, signs contracts (after approval by the board), etc.


Escaped former treasurer and director of a self managed association.
GeorgeS21
(Florida)

Posts:746


07/04/2018 11:49 AM  
This is so odd ...

Kristy - go do your homework, then log back on and ask questions.
KristyS
(Ohio)

Posts:10


07/04/2018 11:54 AM  
Ok, will do!!! Have a nice day!
KristyS
(Ohio)

Posts:10


07/04/2018 11:55 AM  
Thank you for clarifying. You are the one of the few people who have helped.
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