HOAs Going to the Dogs

Members of the Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association in Annandale, Virginia, recently elected a dog as President of their association. When asked to vote for the office, residents unanimously elected Ms. Beatha Lee on her strong platform emphasizing her outdoor interests and neighborhood activities.

For the full article, see:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021807506.html

While the idea of residents unwittingly electing a dog to oversee their association is funny, it highlights the reality that many associations simply cannot find qualified volunteers to sit on their boards. Board service can be a difficult and thankless job, and we are grateful for the owners and residents willing to take it on. It’s up to you to keep your neighborhood from going to the dogs.