Used when an objective needs consideration and no standing committee within the organization can absorb that issue into its scope. Usually these committees are used on a short-term basis, such as temporary oversight of an issue or review of the standing rules of that community.
Ad hoc committee
Directors are assigned to certain committees to guide the committee on Board policy and procedures and to report back to the Board. Directors serving as a liaison must distinguish their role from the role of the committee chairperson.
Board liaison system
If a board has exercised reasonable business judgment in making a decision, the court will generally not consider the board negligent in its fiduciary duty, nor will the court substitute its judgment for that of the board. However, the board must demonstrate how it has taken care in reaching a decision. It is up to the court to decide if the board has exercised reasonable business judgment.
Business judgement rule
Requires directors to act in the best interests and for the benefit of the corporation, thus the community as a whole. This fiduciary duty has two components: one, the members are required to avoid conflicts of interest and acting out of self-interest; and two the members are also required to act as reasonable people in managing the association’s affairs.
The term “ethics” refers to the specific choices to be made by an individual in his or her relationships with others. Professional ethics are the rules or standards that govern the conduct of members of a profession. The assumption is that the special expertise held by members of the profession holds them to a high standard of trust by others.
consists of a review of governing documents and existing policies and procedures, current condition of the property, owner/resident satisfaction, and fiscal operations. This review can be done by the board and manager together, or a third-party management consultant can be hired.
A management plan is a statement of goals and objectives approved by the board. It includes the yearly cycle of tasks that management should perform on the community association’s behalf.
Committees which have a continued existence and are not related to the accomplishment of a specific, once-only task. Budget and nomination committees are examples of standing committees.