Board Members

President – Peggy Rigsby

The president will preside at all meetings of the board and the membership. The president will execute contracts, orders and other documents in the name of the association as its agent. When signing documents, the president should indicate the capacity in which he or she is signing in order to avoid any personal liability since the president’s signature, under most circumstances, will bind the association under a doctrine of inherent powers.

The president also assumes general charge of the day-to-day administration of the association and has the authority to order specific actions in furtherance of the board’s policies. The president serves as spokesman for the board of directors in most matters relating to general association business. Like all officers of the association, the president has an affirmative duty to carry out the responsibilities of the office in the best interests of the association. Unless otherwise specified in governing documents, the president serves at the will of the board of directors and can be removed with or without cause at any time by a majority of the full board.

For more information on responsibilities see Board Position Responsibilities

Vice President – Danessa Hayes

The vice-president is vested with all the powers which are required to perform the duties of the association president in the absence of the president. The vice president does not automatically possess inherent powers to act in the capacity of the chief executive officer, and may act for the president only when the president is actually absent or otherwise unable to act. The vice-president may assume such additional duties as are defined by the board of directors. Often, the vice-president will chair one or more substantive committees like that of architectural review.

For more information on responsibilities see Board Position Responsibilities

Treasurer – Alan Peltz

The treasurer is the custodian of the funds, securities and financial records of the association. The treasurer will ultimately be responsible for insuring that the financial records of the association have been maintained properly in accordance with sound accounting practices.

For more information on responsibilities see Board Position Responsibilities

Secretary – Joan Avery-Sutton

The secretary of the association is responsible for keeping and maintaining a record of all meetings of the board and the membership and is the custodian for most of the official records of the association. The position of secretary is not simply a clerical position. In many cases, the secretary will not actually keep the minutes of the meetings, but will be responsible for obtaining someone who will do so as a recorder or assistant secretary. As the custodian for the minutes and other official records of the association, the secretary is responsible for insuring access to those records by the members of the association and their authorized representatives.

For more information on responsibilities see Board Position Responsibilities

Member-at-Large – Sterling Arms

Participates as a member of the Board of Directors attending monthly Board meetings and special meetings as scheduled. Represents the general membership on issues of interest or concern at Board meetings. Meets with contractors to get bids for HOA projects and presents findings to the Board. Manages approved projects by overseeing contractors work in addition to working with HOA volunteers on neighborhood projects. Meets regularly with City of Tallahassee police and code enforcement about HOA concerns.

For more information on responsibilities see Board Position Responsibilities

Web Administrator – Amy Christianson

The Web Administrator serves the community in a voluntary capacity as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors. The Web Admin is tasked with maintaining the community website as well as managing the community’s web presence and social media accounts.

For more information on responsibilities see Board Position Responsibilities

The following is a summary but not limited to the work undertaken by your (volunteer!) HOA Board Members:

  • Collecting and dealing with correspondence
  • Planning the annual general meeting
  • Maintaining the association’s membership
  • Promoting and fostering a spirit of community
  • Responding to the concerns of members
  • Recruiting new members
  • Promoting and maintaining a safe neighborhood
  • Upholding the constitution and by-laws of the association, and proposing amendments to them as circumstances warrant
  • Establish sound fiscal policies and maintain accurate records
  • Develop a workable budget, keeping in mind the needs, requirements and expectations of the community
  • Establish reserve funds
  • Act on budget items and determine assessment rates
  • Establish, publicize, and enforce rules and penalties
  • Authorize legal action against owners who do not comply with the rules
  • Review local laws before passing rules or sending bylaws to membership for approval
  • Appoint committees and delegate authority to them
  • Select an attorney, an auditor, insurance agent and other professionals for the association
  • Provide adequate insurance coverage, as required by the bylaws and local governmental agencies
  • Inform board members of all business items that require their vote
  • Inform members of important board decisions and transactions
  • See that the association is protected for the acts of all parties with fiscal responsibilities
  • Attend and participate at meetings