Tag Archives: Board of Directors

‘Tis the Season to Start Thinking About Annual Meetings!

At this time of year, just around the holidays, questions regarding annual meetings fill our “First Friday” phone lines. Yes, your Board must conduct an Annual Meeting! Under Arizona law, A.R.S. Section 33-1804(B) and 33-1248(B) an association must conduct an … Continue reading

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Is your Association Prepared?

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. We are lucky to live in a place where we don’t have to worry about extreme weather due to winter storms like other places in the country are experiencing.  But, come summertime, you never know when … Continue reading

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New Year Purging: 5 Tips to help Board Members figure out what Community Association documents need to be kept and what to toss

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Happy New Year! The new year often brings the desire to get organized and clean things out to start fresh! As a Board Member, how do you figure out what can go and what needs to … Continue reading

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Help! Our Board Meetings are Getting Out of Control with Conflict. What Can Our Board Do?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Unfortunately, board meeting conflict is becoming a common question that our law firm receives. First, it is important to establish that name calling, interrupting and personal attacks should be prohibited at all board and committee meetings. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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How Do You Feel About Mandatory Board Member Education? Good or Bad?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. As you may know, in 2013, the State of Florida adopted a new law that requires board members to follow certain “certification procedures”. Under Florida’s law, within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the … Continue reading

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Tips for the Community Association President

• The president must set the example and follow all governing documents and rules and regulations. • You cannot do it all. You are the leader and guide, but you must accept responsibility for getting things done. You have been … Continue reading

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A Board Code of Conduct – Good Idea or Bad Idea?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. I am often asked whether a board member code of conduct is a good idea or a bad idea. It really depends… Some boards need a code of conduct to clarify appropriate and not appropriate conduct … Continue reading

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Emergency Meetings

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. During the Summer months, there are occasionally emergencies (such as flooding or monsoon/microburst damage) that require immediate board action. In these circumstances, the board can suspend the 48 hours notice of meeting to the membership required … Continue reading

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Agendas and Board Meetings!

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Questions: Is our association required by Arizona law to post the agenda prior to the regular board meeting? Are owners entitled under Arizona to receive an agenda if they attend a regular board meeting? Do you … Continue reading

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2016 AZ Legislative Update: March 14, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It has been a quiet two weeks for community association bills at the Arizona Legislature (trust me, this is a good thing!). There have been no community association bills passed by both the House and the Senate and … Continue reading

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