Some HOA governing documents require or permit the homeowners association to have a nominating committee that nominates candidates for the board. How does that work if your state allows homeowners to throw their names into the hat for an HOA election? Here we explain the basics of nominating committees and the pros and cons of using them.
What Nominating Committees Do
The role of a nominating committee isn’t set in stone. “That’s going to depend on the association,” says Matthew A. Drewes, a partner at Thomsen & Nybeck PA in Edina, Minn., who represents associations. “Typically committee members are going to propose a slate of candidates. But they’re not going to propose individuals who have to be then approved by the membership before they can be considered for the position.”