Elections FAQ

Elections FAQ


What are the responsibilities of the board?

The board of directors is the governing body of the association and makes decisions about the operation and future directions of the association. The five members of the board are each elected for a three-year term. Two positions are up for election in 2014. Board members are entrusted with the obligation to act in good faith and in the best interests of the members of the association.

What are the qualifications for serving on the board of directors?

Candidates must be 1) an owner of at least a 25 percent interest in a Tahoe Donner residential property and 2) in good standing with the association (all assessments paid and not subject to any suspension of membership privileges).

What is involved in running for the board?

Candidates must submit an application by May 1, 2014, 4 p.m. Applications will be available in the Member Services office, Northwoods Clubhouse, beginning April 1, 2014, or can be mailed upon request (call 530-587-9431). After verification that candidates meet qualifications, they are invited to submit a Candidate’s Statement, due Thursday, May 8, 2014, by 4 p.m., which will be reproduced and included in the board election packet that is sent to property owners in late May. Finally, candidates may participate in Candidate’s Night, Saturday, June 7, 2014, to present their ideas about serving on the board and to answer questions from property owners.

How much time is required?

Serving on the board requires time and, while there is no monetary compensation, board members are rewarded with the satisfaction that comes with meeting challenges, guiding policy and operations and, in general, contributing to a well-run association. Monthly board meetings are normally held on the third Saturday of each month and last most of the day. A briefing packet is prepared for each meeting and time is required to review and research information, including meeting with Staff to clarify issues, if needed, in order to be well prepared for board meetings. Additional special board meetings may be called and each board member also serves as a liaison to at least one of the association’s committees and is expected to attend committee meetings.