Who Can Start an Association?


If you are the person with the drive and interest to accomplish the task, then start organizing! Sometimes the chief organizer is not necessarily the person who becomes the “public face” of the association. Recruit suitable people to enhance your skill sets. If strategy is your strength, but managing a public meeting isn’t, then add the “manager-type” to your core group. Remember, the initial “board” or core group can be hand-picked by you. A democratic process for electing neighborhood representatives will evolve.

Who Else Do You Need?

Your core group should include people who

  • Have the respect of neighbors;
  • Inspire confidence;
  • Have a feel for democratic process;
  • Have the ability to listen; and
  • Are self-motivated.