Executive Committees serve a crucial function in an Owners Corporation, typically as the first point of contact for the Strata Manager in dealing with an enormous variety of issues ranging from noise complaints all the way through to preparing for the AGM. Executive Committee members are volunteers from all walks of life, elected at the Owners Corporation AGM with many of the same faces serving year after year, developing an invaluable corporate knowledge and often learning a thing or two along the way.
There are no eligibility requirements to stand for the Executive Committee, however members are required to adhere to the Executive Committee code of conduct contained within the Unit Titles (Management) Act, which states that “An executive member must have— a commitment to acquiring an understanding of the Act, as relevant to the member’s role on the executive committee […]”. With the Act spanning over 150 pages, not to mention all of the supplementary legislation, there is no denying that attaining and maintaining that understanding is a significant task.
In recognition of that challenge, Strata Community Association has developed a national training program for current and prospective Executive Committee members, covering a range of topics including sense of community, governance, financial management, ethics, role of the Manager, use of motions and legal requirements. The first session in the ACT has been scheduled for mid-June, which received such an overwhelming amount of interest that it was booked out within 12 hours! Planning is currently underway for a further 5 events throughout the rest of the year to cater for the high demand.
The sessions are free of charge, with tea, coffee, and light refreshments provided.
If you would like to sharpen your skills as an existing member of your Strata Community’s Executive Committee, or learn some more about contributing to the operation of your owners’ corporation, please email [email protected] to register your interest.
President – Strata Community Association (ACT)