Voting to Amend Bylaws to Increase the Number of Directors
Many homeowner associations that have only 3 directors are amending their corporate bylaws to increase the number to 5. Some associations with 5 directors are increasing the number to 7.
There are several reasons community associations increase the number of board members or directors:
- A larger number of directors results in a board that more closely represents the majority of the homeowners in the community.
- When one or more directors are absent from a board meeting, the remaining directors (even if a quorum exists) is less likely to make decisions that reflect the majority of the homeowners.
- A larger board tends to make more moderate and less extreme decisions.
Amendments to HOA bylaws must be approved by the membership utilizing the two-envelope secret ballot process.