Va. HOA members voting to settle short-term rental issue | HUD investigating Nev. HOA's ban on playing in streets | Loyalty is not always a virtue
May 22, 2018
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New HOA law in Wash. battles housing segregation language
A Washington law that will become effective this summer will enable homeowners to remove dated, racist language from covenants without a court order. Many HOAs in the state have unenforceable segregation-era language on their books, which was designed to segregate neighborhoods.
KIRO-FM (Seattle) (5/17) 
Va. HOA members voting to settle short-term rental issue
The Ford's Colony HOA in Virginia has opened online voting to residents, who will decide the fate of short-term renting, and it aims to close voting by June. If two-thirds of households vote to ban leases of less than 90 days, the short-term rental ban will become part of the HOA's Declaration of Protective Covenants.
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily (Williamsburg, Va.) (5/15) 
HUD investigating Nev. HOA's ban on playing in streets
Nevada's Valley Crest HOA has banned bike riding, skateboarding and roller skating in the community, stating that "streets and walkways within the community may not be used as a playground area." The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating the rule, which may be unlawfully singling out families with children.
KTNV-TV (Las Vegas) (5/19) 
Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Loyalty is not always a virtue
Blind loyalty can prevent an employee from pointing out how a superior's idea could result in negative repercussions, writes Paul Sean Hill, formerly of NASA. Leaders should clarify to teams that loyalty to a project's purpose and success takes precedence, he writes.
ThoughtLeaders (5/7) 
Other News
Doing Good in the Community
Fla. HOA provides $1,000 in scholarships to HS seniors
The Buckhorn HOA in Florida has awarded $500 scholarships each to high school seniors Rebecca Burkett and Andrew Kraemer, who are both headed to college later this year. "Our scholarships recognize the hard work and dedication of our high school seniors and their desire to further their education," said Maria Singfield, scholarship chair.
Osprey Observer (Brandon, Fla.) (5/14) 
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Organizations and people have a duty to be morally responsible
Leaders and staff who are morally responsible hold each other accountable, writes Jon Mertz. "In too many situations, it seems that individuals get themselves into trouble by being too in the moment, unable to step back and view a situation from different angles," he writes.
Thin Difference (5/10) 
Other News
CMCA terminations issued
Managers who failed to meet the recertification requirements and payment of the annual service fee necessary to maintain their CMCA by the April 1, 2018 deadline have been terminated. Those managers may no longer use the CMCA certification mark on any business communications. Not sure about your CMCA status? Visit the CAMICB website and search by name under "Find A CMCA." Contact Denise at or 703-970-9300 with questions.
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