Two Tips To Help Encourage Homeowner's Association Meeting Participation

A homeowner's association can be a wonderful tool that helps to get things done around a neighborhood.  However, if you are the president of a homeowner's association where the neighbors don't regularly participate in meetings, you may feel frustrated.  You want to get more of a consensus of what needs to be done in the neighborhood, but can't quite get people to show up.  Use this information to learn more about what you can do to encourage more of the neighborhood to show up for homeowner's association meetings.

Combine Meetings With Other Events

If your neighborhood is comprised of a lot of busy professionals, they may attend so many meetings at work that they just can't stomach the idea of actually volunteering to go to a meeting.  That's why you may have to covertly combine meetings with other events.

For example, you may want to create a flyer that advertises an upcoming neighborhood hors d'oeuvres party.  Make up a few dishes that can easily be eaten while standing.  Things like meatballs and deviled eggs work well for things like this.  Get small plates that attendees can hold as they walk around talking. Once everyone has assembled and is having a good time eating, walk around and ask different members of the community how they are liking their homes, and if there is anything that they think should be changed or upgraded.  Briefly mention some of the things that are coming down the pipeline for the community, then move on to the next person or group.  People will likely enjoy the food and you will have successfully combined a meeting with a chance for neighbors to get to know each other.

Create A Sense Of Urgency

If you've done everything in your power to get more people to attend association meetings to no avail, it may be time to create a sense of urgency.  Doing this will most likely spur the community into action so that they can show up for meetings.

For example, you may send out a newsletter stating that there is a possibility that association fees will increase.  You can then list the date of the next meeting, and invite everyone to come out for discussion.  Upon arrival, you can let the members of the community know what needs to be done in order to keep fees steady.

Participation is such an important part of maintaining a healthy community.  Use these tips right away so you can encourage more community involvement at your next meeting. Contact a business, such as Cornerstone Properties Inc, for more information.