I cannot remember the last time I was elected to anything. In fact, I can’t remember ever running for anything. But I was persuaded to run for, and was elected to, the Board of my condominium. Despite not voting for myself, I was victorious.
I assumed office on Monday.
Here is an example of the issues I face. If you are driving to our building at night, its sign at the entrance is hard to see, so some lights were added. An unidentified unit owner complained that the lights disturb her by shining into her living room. As a result, the sign is unlit on her side, and if you are driving from the west, you can’t see it at night.
The Board is described as a serious time commitment. Long monthly meetings, plus a committee obligation. I am also told that one must add five minutes to the time it takes to get anywhere because residents often stop board members to complain.
It’s a one-year commitment.