Attached is a brief, but well written article on the role of the associations Board of Directors. It is important to have a Board that is active, can quickly respond to emails, and has the HOA's best interest in mind. I see too many HOA's where a board member only wanted to be on the board to push their own agenda and didn't care about upholding their duties to the HOA or take any time to educate themselves. It is a good idea to make time in the annual meeting, prior to the election of directors, to allow the candidates to not only speak about their skills and what would make them a good board member but to also allow the owners to ask them questions like "why do you want to be on the board?" and "how are you going to help protect our property values?".