Friday, May 4, 2012

Seven Secrets of a Successful Community Association

By Augustus H. Shaw IV, Esq., CCAL
Shaw & Lines, LLC

Many of my Association clients ask me what are the secrets to some of your more successful association clients. I respond to them that over the years, I have seen seven traits that successful community association implement on a daily basis. The seven traits of a successful community association are:
1. Have an Educated Board of Directors;
2. Hire Professional Management;
3. Listen to the Membership;
4. Seek Member Involvement;
5. Treat All Members Equally;
6. Inspect the Common Property; and
7. Obtain Proper Community Association Insurance.

These traits, when implemented, will help a community association not only properly serve the members, but also steer clear of potential pitfalls and liability.

The Prescott and Sedona HOA Academy – May 19, 2012

The Prescott and Sedona HOA Academy is your chance to take a crash course in how to operate, manage and live in a homeowners asso¬ciation. This FREE Seminar and Lunch is presented by the Leadership Centre, a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides Arizona residents with information, resources and tools that create and support effective community leaders. Classes to be taught at the Academy include: 1. Legal Aspects of Community Associations; 2. Changes in the Laws Affecting Community Associations; 3. Association Meetings; 4. How to Choose a Vendor/Management Company; and 5. Association Budgets. For more information, please see or

The Prescott and Sedona HOA Academy will take place Saturday, May 19, 2012 (9:30am Registration - 9:50am start time to 4:00pm) at the City of Prescott Adult Center 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott, AZ 86301. To Register phone 480.456.1500 or e-mail