Code of Ethics

Board members should:
  1. Strive at all times to serve the best interests of the association as a whole regardless of their personal interests.
  2. Use sound judgment to make the best possible business decisions for the association, taking into consideration all available information, circumstances and resources.
  3. Act within the boundaries of their authority as defined by law and the governing documents of the association.
  4. Provide opportunities for homeowners to comment on decisions facing the association.
  5. Perform their duties without bias for or against any individual or group of homeowners or residents.
  6. Disclose personal or professional relationships with any company or individual who has or is seeking to have a business relationship with the association.
  7. Conduct open, fair and well-publicized elections.
  8. Always speak with one voice, supporting all duly adopted board decisions.

Board members should not:
  1. Advocate or support any action that violates a law or regulatory requirement.
  2. Reveal confidential information provided by contractors or share information with those bidding for association contracts unless specifically authorized by the board.
  3. Make unauthorized promises to a contractor or bidder.
  4. Use their positions or decision-making authority for personal gain or to seek advantage over another owner or resident.
  5. Spend unauthorized association funds for their own personal use or benefit.
  6. Accept any gifts—directly or indirectly—from homeowners, residents, contractors or suppliers other than gifts from friends.
  7. Misrepresent known facts in any issue involving association business.
  8. Divulge personal information about any association owner, resident or employee that was obtained in the performance of board duties.
  9. Make personal attacks on colleagues, staff, homeowners, or residents.
  10. Harass, threaten or attempt through any means to control or instill fear in any board member, owner, resident, employee or contractor.
  11. Reveal to any owner, resident or other third party the discussions, decisions and comments made at any meeting of the board properly closed or held in executive session.
Adapted from Community Associations Institute 

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