Condo HOA/Q&A: Board Meetings & Annual Meetings During Covid-19

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Duration: 1 HR 10 MIN

Many considerations must be made for the open meetings of community associations during the pandemic. This Condo/HOA Q&A will focus on clarifying the legal requirements and proper planning for these meetings, whether in-person or virtual.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Difference between Annual Members Meeting and an open Board Meeting
  • Notice of meetings
  • Special considerations for elections/voting/proxies in remote Annual Meetings
  • Planning for meetings
  • Roles and demeanor of individual board members during Board Meetings
  • Purpose and legal requirements of meeting minutes

Our expert panel will present live, and answer questions from the live chat. 

Panelists:
Kerry Bartell, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
Danette Smusz, Foster/Premier
John Gocke, Westchester Club Homeowners Association

Kerry Bartell

Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

Kerry Bartell is a principal with the law firm of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit and has been practicing with the firm for over 16 years. She concentrates her practice in the area of Common Interest Community Association
(condominium, townhome, homeowner, Master) law.

Kerry's expertise includes providing guidance on general matters relating to associations, as well as counseling the board of directors for an association on corporate actions, contracts, dispute resolution and other issues relating to the association as a corporation.

Kerry conducts seminars and webinars on community association law for homeowners, property managers and community associations in the Chicago land area. She is a frequent speaker at industry tradeshows and has written numerous articles featured in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Common Interest, and Chicagoland Cooperator.

Kerry is also actively involved with Community Association Institute (CAI), where she served on the Board for six years and as Illinois Chapter President for two years. She currently serves on the Chapter Awards and Nominating Committees.

Kerry received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Danette Smusz

Foster/Premier

With more than 26 years’ experience in Property Management, Danette has developed a positive and objective approach to problem solving as well as a friendly and professional demeanor with all clients.

Prior to joining Foster/Premier, Inc., Danette’s work at a financial institution for six years in Customer Service and Business Development established her dedication to the importance of customer communication and servicing their needs as a priority.

Her designations are:
 - Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) designated by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAM-ICB)
 - Association Management Specialist (AMS®) designated by the Community Associations Institute (CAI)

John Gocke

John Gocke, Townhome Owner- CAI-IL Homeowner - Leader Education Committee

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