On HOA’s and Talking to the Media
Our board has had a long-standing policy of not commenting on issues brought up in the news, on Facebook, on ELFP. With Joe Miller, John Cress, and new board member Daniel Glasgow, we are seeing a slow change in that policy. We have always believed that the board should aggressively seek to explain its position on controversial issues and explain why certain steps were taken to resolve those issues.
The following is from an article, published by Habitat Magazine, that explains the importance of communicating with the press and with its members through various forums:
Should your board talk to reporters when they call? The chief spokesman for the national organization that represents condo, co-op and homeowner-association board members not only says, “Yes,” but that it’s important you do so if you care about your reputation. He explains why — and just as importantly, how.
Read the rest of this article here.
We all heard about the water problem had by resident Joanne Barron, but many resident’s are not aware that the EPA determined that the problem had not effected surrounding homes. (from the Pocono Record here). As part of their responsibility to protect the value of our investment in this community, the board can and should make a point of getting this information out, through as many venues as possible, rather than leaving the public and our members with the impression that there may be a problem with the water in our community.
If there was a theme to this year’s annual meeting, it was communication. We need to see this board focus on getting the news out to everyone.
Posted on September 23, 2012, in In the News, Opinion, Uncategorized and tagged Board of directors, Emerald Lakes Association, Facebook, HOA, Pocono Record, water quality. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.