While one of the primary focuses of the board of directors of an association may be the management of community common areas and their amenities, an equally important secondary focus for community preservation also requires board member attention: resident lifestyle. Now more than ever, communities, residents, and their boards are looking for ways to connect, build stronger relationships, and enhance the overall enjoyment of association residents. This is where dedicated committees, such as lifestyle committees, can help boards improve resident satisfaction in their community!
What is a lifestyle committee? A lifestyle committee is a committee created to focus on the preservation of community relations and residential quality of life. Operating as an extension of the board, a lifestyle committee is also a platform where community members can voice their opinions, feedback, and input for many community events and initiatives- and see them come to life.
But is a lifestyle committee right for your community? Here are four compelling reasons why incorporating a lifestyle committee should be a priority at your next board meeting:
Before establishing a lifestyle committee within the community, the board should define its responsibilities and scope, ensuring it will operate effectively and is accountable for its actions. The board should seek out participating community volunteers via newsletters, community notice boards, association websites, or word-of-mouth. Once the committee is formed, the board should assist in establishing a committee structure by selecting a chair or president.
In essence, a lifestyle committee is indispensable for a thriving community association. By fostering community spirit, enhancing the quality of life, increasing property values, and providing a platform for resident feedback, these committees create a vibrant and engaged community for all residents to enjoy!
Is a lifestyle committee right for your community?
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