What should a community newsletter include?
- by Alana Ashby
One of the most effective tools in keeping homeowners informed is to send out newsletters. These newsletters provide highlights about the community as well as pertinent information for homeowners regarding living and thriving in their community. The frequency and method of dissemination of a community newsletter should be determined based on a consensus of the HOA Board members, homeowners as well as the Community Manager. The types of pertinent information to be conveyed in a newsletter may include:
• Updates and reminders about the community’s CC&Rs
• Updates regarding reserve studies or improvement projects
• Reminders regarding amenity rules such as for a pool, clubhouse, etc.
• Safety, neighborhood watch and home maintenance best practices
• Holiday lighting and decoration rules
• Approved service providers
• City or municipality reminders
• Other community announcements such as block parties, yard sales, etc.
• Board announcements and updates such as financial updates, upcoming elections, annual meetings, introducing new board members, etc.
• Updates from the Community Manager
Alana Ashby, CMCA and owner of AMI, helped to establish and served as a Board Member for Community Associations Institute (CAI) Idaho Chapter. Alana has extensive experience in all aspects of financial management, real estate development and management, as well as negotiation.
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