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.


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"

An Introduction to Robert’s Rules of Order, Nate Knoernschild, Esq., Thomsen & Nybeck, Winter 2013, pg. 17

Association Voting: Use Your Documents to Avoid Conflicts, Matthew S. Greenstein, Esq., Bernick Lifson, P.A., Fall 2013, pg. 24

A Quick Vote, Sandra Thompson, National Ass’n of Parliamentarians, Gramercy Park Cooperative Inver Grove Heights, Fall 2014, pg. 24

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

Can Boards Hold Closed Meetings? 
Brandon Stendal, Final Coat Painting, and Dan Greenstein, Standke, Greene & Greenstein Summer 2002, pg. 2
Conducting Community Association Meetings Under MCIOA, Chad Johnson, Esq., Hellmuth and Johnson, Spring 2007, pg. 5

Effective Board Meetings, Spring 2014, pg. 11

Electronic Board Meetings, Gretchen S. Schellhas, Esq., Thomsen & Nybeck, Fall 2009, pg. 9
Have a Minute? The Do's and Don'ts of Recording Meeting Minutes, Winter 2004, pg. 5
Hold Closed Meetings? Dan Greenstein, Standke, Greene & Greenstein, Legal Q & A, Spring 2006, pg. 9
Homeowner Association Meetings, Winter 2006, pg. 15

I Like Robert’s RulesSandra Thompson, Gramercy Park Cooperative Inver Grove Heights, Spring 2014, pg. 14

In Search of Better MeetingsChuck Krumrie, Urbanwood, Inc., Summer 2013, pg. 19

I Second That, Sandra Thompson, Gramercy Park Cooperative, Fall 2015, pg. 16

It’s Debatable, Sandra Thompson, Gramercy Park Cooperative, Spring 2015, pg. 26

Open Meetings, Phaedra J. Howard, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, Summer 2011, pg. 

Six Quick Things to Remember about Using Robert’s Rules, Sandra Thompson, National Association of Parliamentarians, Summer 2014, pg. 4

Take a Minute to Use Robert’s Rules, Sandra Thompson, Member of the National Association of Parliamentarians
Gramercy Park Cooperative, Inver Grove Heights, Winter 2015, pg. 5

What to Record in Meeting Minutes
, Laurie F. Masotto, Spring 2014, pg. 34

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