Management Resources for Community Associations
MHA/CIC Midwest is a membership organization that provides education and resources to managers and board members of owner-occupied multi housing (townhomes, condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowner associations). To learn more about membership, and to join, please visit the membership page.

Board of Directors

The following articles appeared in CIC Midwest News. They may be reprinted in your community association newsletter or circulated to your homeowners with the author's name on the article, and the following acknowledgement: "Reprinted with permission from CIC Midwest/Minnesota Multi Housing Association. For more information, go to www.CICMidwest.com"

Access to Information, Legal Q & A with Dan Greenstein, Esq., Bernick Lifson, Winter 2013, pg. 16

Appropriate Legal Methods of Electing Board Members,  Dan Greenstein, Bernick Lifson, Legal Q & A, Winter 2006, pg. 7

Are You Ethical? A Quiz for Association Boards, Phaedra J. Howard, Esq.,Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, Fall 2015, pg. 11

Assembling Your Internal Team: Your Board of Directors, Charlotte Lawson, Lake Nokomis North Association, Inc., Spring 2012, pg. 15

Association Vertigo, Gene Sullivan, President of New Concepts Management, Summer 2006, pg. 5

Board Decisions, Legal Q & A with Dan Greenstein, Esq., Bernick Lifson, Winter 2013, pg. 16

Board of Directors v. Officers:
 With an Overview of the Treasurer’s Role, Matt Greenstein, Esq., Bernick Lifson, Fall 2015, pg. 26

Board Member Responsibilities, Chad Johnson, Hellmuth & Johnson, Spring 2008, pg. 15

Can Boards Enact Rules That Conflict With the Governing Documents? Brandon Stendal, Final Coat Painting, and Dan Greenstein, Standke, Greene & Greenstein Summer 2002, pg. 2. 2 

Case Study: How One Association Created a Well-Functioning Board of Directors, Dea Price, New Concepts Management, Winter 2011, pg. 23

Choosing to Decide, Charles Krumrie, Urbanwood, Summer 2014, pg. 25

CIC Living 101: Accounting Primer for New Board Members, Scott M. Callahan, CPA, Casey, Menden, Faust & Nelson, P.A., Winter 2011, pg. 15

Conflict of Interest for Homeowner to be our Association Manager?, Legal Q & A with Dan Greenstein, Winter 2012, pg. 11

Dealing with Conflicts of Interest, Jeffrey O'Brien, Mansfield, Tanick & Cohen, Summer 2009, pg. 29

Duties: Board Members vs. Property Manager, Perry L. Hansen, Executive Director, Common Properties Management Cooperative and Chair of CIC Midwest, Spring 2014, pg. 15

Fee for New Homeowners, Legal Q & A with Dan Greenstein, Spring 2008, pg. 5

Fines for Talking Disrespectfully, Legal Q & A with Dan Greenstein, Esq., Bernick Lifson,Winter 2013, pg. 16

Fostering Teamwork: Restart a Stalled Group, Winter 2002, pg. 9

Habits of a Highly Effective Board Member, Spring 2005, pg. 21

How a Board Can Work Effectively with the Management Company, Pat Boehland, Advantage Townhome Management, Winter 2013, pg. 18

How to Be an Effective Board Member, Lynelle Hartman, Summer 2002, cover

How Can an Association Obtain 100% FDIC Coverage? Thomas Engblom, Community Association Banc, Spring 2009, pg. 3

How Associations Succeed During Tough Times, Gene Sullivan, New Concepts Management, Fall 2009, page 3

How to Hire a CIC Management Company, Tim Hilger, Board Member, Greensboro Homeowner’s Condominium Association, Fall 2013, pg. 27

How We Can Prove "Just Cause" to Remove a Director? Legal Q & A with Dan Greenstein, Spring 2008, pg. 5

Key to Productive Board Meetings, Spring 2002, pg. 9

Legal Issues of Self-Managed vs. Professionally Managed, Legal Q&A with Dan Greenstein, Esq., Bernick Lifson, Winter 2011, pg. 20

Long-Term Planning for Your Association, Susan Michaletz, Tapestry Management, Winter 2013, pg. 7

Maintaining Your Books and Records: Your Legal Obligations, Chad A. Johnson, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, Winter 2011, pg. 13

Making Your Board Work Better, Set Your Sights High, Winter 2006, pg. 11

Management Company Instead of a Board? Legal Q & A with Dan Greenstein, Esq., Bernick, Lifson, Greenstein, Greene & Liszt, PA, Winter 2009, pg. 27

Mediation for Minneapolis Board of Director Issues, Winter 2006, pg. 9

Mediation for North Hennepin, Spring 2006, pg. 21

Negotiating with Vendors, Phaedra Howard, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, Spring 2012, pg. 27

New Year's Resolutions for Your CIC, Winter 2006, pg. 20

Operating Your HOA Like a Business, Spring 2014, pg. 7

Paying Board Members? Dan Greenstein, Standke, Greene & Greenstein, Spring 2005, pg. 5

Planning Ahead for Your Association, Winter 2011, pg. 11

Policy on Who Can Contact the Association's Attorney,  Legal Q & A,Winter 2007, pg. 5

Productivity: It Starts with Effective Board Members, Nancy T. Polomis, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, Fall 2011, pg. 16

Rebooting Your Association, Linda Wilkins, Litehouse Management, Winter 2010, pg. 21

Resale Disclosure Responsibilities of Homeowner Associations, Tim Broms, Cities Management, Fall 2005, pg. 7

Responsibilities of the Treasurer, Mary Ann Tellers, Aquila Commons Cooperative, Spring 2010, pg. 25

Running Your Association Like a Successful Business, Phaedra J. Howard, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, Winter 2013, pg.

Smart Phone Apps to Boost Board Productivity, Nathan Knoernschild, Esq., Thomsen & Nybeck, Summer 2013, pg. 22

Time Allocation: How to Serve on a Board and Live Your Life, Stacy Ekholm, CommonBond Communities, Summer 2006, pg. 3

Tips for Board Members, Fall 2012, pg. 25

Top 10 Mistakes Commonly Made by Association Boards, Phaedra J. Howard, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, Summer 2014, pg. 21

Top 10 Mistakes Association Make, Lance Stendal and David Stendal, Omega Management, Fall 2012, pg. 7

Tried and True Tips to Work More Effectively, Spring 2006, pg. 17

Writing Resolutions, Pat Butler, Westbrooke Patio Homes, Winter 2015, pg.17

You’re on the Board, Now What Do You Do? The Roles & Responsibilities of the Board Officers, Spring 2014, pg. 8

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