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Needed- Master Board Member!
Posted on Apr 24th, 2009

The Advisory Board of Directors for the Moss Creek Home Owner’s Association is looking to fill a 7th position on the board.
If you are interested in serving please send a resume and/or bio of yourself and a brief narrative on why you believe you would be a good fit for the Advisory Board to Ben Rhodes at
A Strong Board Member  vs. A Weak Board Member
• Good character- vs -Unable to put the welfare of the community first
• High integrity- vs -Works behind the board to run things his or her way
• Calm judgment - vs -Impulsive or quick tempered
• Willingness to serve- vs -Has a personal or hidden agenda
• Understands that there is a commitment of time- vs -Doesn’t really want to dedicate his or her time to serving
• Committed to the best interests of the community as a whole- vs -Puts individual interests first
• Relevant experience or background- vs-Little or no experience in management, leadership, or service
• Previous volunteer service- vs -Unable to work with others for the common good
• Strong “people skills”- vs -Ineffective with others
Characteristics of a Good Board Member,
Vision - A strong leader understands and promotes the association\'s best interests. Leaders set goals, communicate what’s needed to achieve them and then move toward them.
An Open Mind - A leader must be able to approach a problem creatively. Perspective is an invaluable leadership tool. A board afraid of change will stagnate.
Enthusiasm - Enthusiasm is contagious. With it, goals are achieved quickly. Without it, the same goals may be entirely out of sight.
Sound Judgment - Has the ability to identify and prioritize issues. A good leader then weighs alternatives carefully before making decisions.
Decisiveness - Taking a stand involves making mistakes. A good leader takes a stand and if an error is made, acknowledges it and makes a course correction. Avoid those that "play it safe". It usually means stagnation.
Sensitivity - A genuinely caring leader inspires confidence in others. Confidence leads to results. Leaders delegate, give and seek constructive feedback. A leader knows how and when to give praise. Praise is the simplest and often the most valued form of reward. A leader knows how to criticize constructively: pointing out what is wrong without attacking personalities. A good leader seeks opinions and ideas from others.
Ability to Take Criticism - No one in a position of power will escape criticism. Leaders have the ability to discern when criticism is valid and when it’s not.
Leads by Example - Arrives on time, never shirks responsibilities and demonstrates good work habits.
Solves Problems - Uses knowledge and experience to help get the job done.
Fosters Cooperation - Instills cooperation among volunteers, making it easy for them to pitch in together.
Communicate - Explains, persuades and praises.
Promotes Teamwork - Pitches in along side others.
Practices the Golden Rule - Treats others as equals
Takes Responsibility - Never blames others for problems.
Listens to Others - Needs to limit one’s own opinions and have the fiduciary attitude of suppressing one’s own agenda for the good of the community
The purpose of the Board is to protect, preserve and enhance the quality of life of the residents of the community and the value of the property owned by the members individually and collectively. It is the duty and responsibility of all Board members to uphold this mission statement by sustaining the development and growth of the community.