Tip #3 - Alternating Association Presidents.
Many homeowners associations opt to alternate presidents, which includes the members that live in the community. This means that you will likely be called upon to act as president at one time or another. The president, of course, wouldn't be in charge of making all the important decisions, but he or she would have a major responsibility, including overseeing the entire association.
- Pros: Acting as temporary president can give you the opportunity to suggest some new rules and regulations that you feel would benefit the entire community. It would also give you the opportunity to take a leadership role, giving you some say-so about what occurs in your community.
- Cons: If you're a quiet and shy person who feels more comfortable remaining "behind the scenes," then such a situation may not work for you. You may feel outside your comfort zone speaking in front of groups, which would be a necessary part of the position. Being called upon to be president could cause your entire experience to be unbearable.