If you’ve recently become a Committee Member in your strata scheme, congratulations! Your role is important in ensuring the smooth running of your community, and as a new committee member, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make sure you’re effective in your position.
We understand that being a new Committee Member can be overwhelming, but don’t worry, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. In this article, we will provide you with a guide to being a new Committee Member,
Here are some tips that will help you to be a valuable contributor to your community.
1. Understand your roles and responsibilities
Firstly, it’s important to understand your role and responsibilities as a Committee Member. Your primary responsibility is to represent the interests of your community and make decisions that will benefit the community as a whole. This involves working collaboratively with other Committee Members, Strata Managers, and other stakeholders.
2. Get to know the rules and regulations
To be effective in your role, getting to know the rules and regulations governing your strata scheme is essential. Familiarize yourself with the by-laws, body corporate legislation and other relevant documents. This will help you make informed decisions and ensure that your actions are in line with the regulations. However, your Strata Manager will also provide guidance in regard to the rules and regulations of your strata scheme.
3. Attend meetings and be prepared
Attending meetings is an essential part of your role as a Committee Member. Come prepared to meetings by reading through the agenda and any relevant documents. Take notes and be ready to contribute to discussions and make decisions. Remember that your opinions and ideas are valuable, so speak up and share them.
4. Work collaboratively
Working collaboratively with other Committee Members is critical to the success of your community. Listen to other members’ opinions and ideas and work together to find the best solutions for the community. Be respectful and courteous in your interactions with others, even if you don’t always agree with them.
5. Keep the community informed
Keeping the community informed is another important responsibility of a Committee Member. Regular newsletters, emails or noticeboards are great ways to keep the community updated on decisions and activities. Transparency is crucial in maintaining the trust of the community.
6. Be proactive
Being proactive is essential in identifying issues and finding solutions before problems arise. Conduct regular inspections of common areas, organize maintenance or address noise complaints. Don’t wait for issues to escalate before taking action.
7. Seek advice
Finally, don’t be afraid to seek advice when needed. As a new Committee Member, you may not have all the answers. Experienced Committee Members, Strata Managers, and other professionals can provide guidance and advice when needed.
At SSKB, we aim to educate our communities on the many different areas of strata living.