Being the Type-A personality that I am, I immediately put my hand in the air when the head of our property management company asked which owners would like to be considered as Board members. About 15 minutes later I was appointed Board Member/Secretary. Two other owners (both men in their 40's and 50's) sit on the Board as President and Treasurer.
Why did I want to get involved on the Board of Directors? I actually got the idea after reading this article last year on one of my favourite blogs, Toronto Realty Blog.
By becoming part of the Condo Board I will now play a role in all decision making as it pertains to my condo building....for example, what rules/regulations will be put into place around visitor parking, I'll be one of the first 3 set of eyes reviewing our corporation's financials, when our contract for snow removal expires deciding where should we go next, etc.
I have a feeling in this first year it'll be a quick learning curve....Reserve Fund Study.....Performance Audit.....everyday hiccups as we learn what works/doesn't work in this new building. I'm excited to count this as one of my new "volunteer" projects!