Best Practices: Governance

ISBN: 978-0-941301-64-0
2007, 24 pages
Product Format: Book
Item #: 1640
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This Best Practices Report, published by the Foundation for Community Association Research, includes performance benchmarks for how to establish vibrant, responsive, competent community associations that promote harmony, a sense of community, and responsible leadership—as well as case studies that illustrate the implementation of those benchmarks in real communities. Common characteristics of such community associations include good communication, trust in the management and board of directors, continuing education of board members and homeowners, and uniform, flexible, and reasonable enforcement of governing documents.

Governance is also available as a free PDF download. However, for those who want a printed version, it is available here at cost.


Section One. Governance and Resident Involvement

   The Policy Governance Model
   Transition from Developer Control
   Ways to Promote Resident Involvement

Case Studies of Governance and Resident Involvement

   Case Study #1: Braewood Heritage
   Case Study #2: Northgate Homeowners Association
   Case Study #3: Third Creek Homeowners Association
   Case Study #4: Tapatio II
   Case Study #5: Green Valley Ranch Association


Section Two: Conflict Resolution
   Ways to Resolve Conflict

   Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
   Ways to Minimize Violations

Case Studies of Conflict Resolution
   Case Study #1: Northgate Homeowners Association
   Case Study #2: Third Creek Homeowner’s Association
   Case Study #3: Tapatio II
   Case Study #4: Green Valley Ranch Community Association
   Case Study #5: Heron’s Cove Condominium

   Appendix #1: Sample Dispute Resolution Policy
   Appendix #2: Sample Provision for Mediation
   Appendix #3: Sample Provision for Selection of Mediator—Large Community

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