April 20, 2021
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It is legal for an HOA board in Florida to have email and text communications outside of official meetings and even gain support for specific proposals, but finalizing association business before the meeting takes place goes against the spirit of the board's public role. Any online meeting that has a quorum must follow public meeting requirements such as inviting owners, according to a community association attorney.
Full Story: TCPalm (Stuart, Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (4/14) 
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One Kentucky HOA was littered with anti-Semitic and racist pamphlets, but the Scott County Sheriff's Office is reviewing surveillance video from the community to try to identify suspects in the case. "It's terroristic. There's no other word for it. It's heinous," said an HOA board member.
Full Story: WLEX-TV (Lexington, Ky.) (4/13) 
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If a termite infestation is identified inside a California condo building, the board has the authority to temporarily remove residents for mitigation. In such cases, the HOA is required to deliver written notice to each affected owner 15-30 days before the residence must be vacated.
Full Story: The San Diego Union-Tribune (tiered subscription model) (4/17) 
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An HOA formed in 2017 in Punta Gorda, Fla., has recently formed a new charter as a civic association, giving it a way to be more effective in discussions with the local government. The new charter includes a board of directors and appointed officers. "We've had most of the City Council members come to our meetings, present ideas and listen to our concerns," said the association president about the transition.
Full Story: The Port Charlotte Sun (Fla.) (4/11) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
The pandemic has forced people to think differently about their habits and values, about social issues and about what they hope to achieve in their careers and lives, according to leadership coach Robyn McLeod. "How do you want to move forward to find greater thoughtfulness and satisfaction in the work you do and how you show up at work?" McLeod says.
Full Story: Chatsworth Consulting Group (4/15) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
SmartBrief has compiled a list of resources to help employers tackle worker burnout, which spans burnout in the workplace, mental health and wellness, and content specifically addressing the healthcare sector. The resources "sum up what burnout looks like at work, why it's bad for people and organizations, and what some of the remedies are," James daSilva explains.
Full Story: SmartBrief/Leadership (4/14) 
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CAMICB News
Join CAMICB this Thursday, April 22 at 3 p.m. EST for a free webinar on the new CMCA Digital Badge. During the webinar, CAMICB staff will review the new CMCA Digital Badge and how certified managers can claim, access and share this free digital tool.

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