Being a board member of a homeowner association can be tricky – navigating the laws, procedures, and best business practices. Professional management with Association Management Services, as well as advice from an attorney, is crucial. At AMS, we are committed to helping our board members succeed. One of the things that makes AMS stand out from other management companies is that we offer free Board Education classes for your homeowner association board members. These free classes arm your board with valuable information from attorneys, insurance agents, and our own experienced Association Business Managers.
We have a great line up of classes offered in 2020. Want to attend? Board members will be emailed an invitation to attend each class, with a link to enroll.
March 12 (Oregon) / March 19 (Washington)
Controlling Water Costs
Water rates are increasing and are expected to continue their upward climb. Learn about various ways you can mitigate your water consumption and costs.
April 9 (Oregon) / April 16 (Washington)
Fair Housing Update
Fair Housing laws are constantly changing. The HOA industry is seeing a spike in FHA-related lawsuits and violations. This seminar discusses trends in FHA regulations.
May 7 (Oregon) / May 14 (Washington)
Insurance rates are rising, especially for HOAs that are at risk for various natural disasters. Learn about trends in HOA insurance.
July 16 (Oregon) / July 23 (Washington)
Local Governments are pushing the Clean Water Act more stridently. This will continue. The “Only Rain Down the Drain” seminar discusses where your water runoff goes, how to prevent pollution in your Community and maintenance of bioswales and water retention ponds.
August 13 (Oregon) / August 20 (Washington)
Robert’s Rules Made Easy
Robert's Rules are easy and can be adapted to suit the needs of a small meeting or a large assembly. Parliamentary procedure can be as casual or as formal as needed for an effective meeting.
September 17 (Oregon) / September 24 (Washington)
How to Control a Board Meeting
Everyone has a horror story about an owner or Board member who tries to control meetings and intimidate others. This seminar provides help in dealing with such individuals.
October 15 (Oregon) / October 22 (Washington)
Open Law Forum
The final seminar for the year offers Board members the opportunity to chat with three qualified HOA attorneys about various issues.
Please note, the schedule is subject to change. Check our website for the most up-to-date information. If you have any questions about the classes, or you’d like to suggest a topic, please email Bob Mulkey, Association Business Manager, or call him at (503) 858-1217.
Would you like to learn more about professional management of your board of directors? Request a free proposal.
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