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Association Advocacy with Commissioner Mary Molina-Macfie, City of Weston, FL

Association Advocacy with Commissioner Mary Molina-Macfie, City of Weston, FL

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Wondering just how responsive a city commissioner can be? Or what it is that they actually do? Donna and the Commissioner demystify the role of elected officials in community association management and encourage volunteer board members to tap into this resource to maintain their own sanity in the face of shared ownership challenges. The conversation explores the Commissioner’s successful siege of ‘sick schools’, her endless calls for improved communication between lawmakers and the communities affected by those laws, and her determination to provide legislators with a real-world, balanced picture of community association life.

Topics include: the importance of collaboration between the board, property manager, and tenants in eradicating mold in multi-family buildings; how both formal and anecdotal education promote effective association management; the real problem with legislative efforts in a state with 60K+ community associations; the Commissioner’s take on making unpopular decisions and addressing the double-standard in hurricane debris removal; and so much more.

BONUS: Listen as the Commissioner turns the tables on Donna, asking her to justify legalese in community association legislation and governing documents!

About Take It To The Board

Think you know what community association life is all about? Think again. Residents must obey the rules, directors must follow the law, and managers must keep it all running smoothly. Take It to the Board explores the reality of life in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, what’s really involved in serving on its board, and how to maintain that ever-so-delicate balance of being legally compliant and community spirited. Leading community association attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger acknowledges the balancing act without losing her sense of humor as she talks with a variety of association leaders, experts, and vendors about the challenges and benefits of the community association lifestyle.

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