Re: an executive board for a coho community?
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:08:05 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Kay —

Can you give us more information about what activities were transferred to 

If your Board is meeting quarterly and you don’t have a coordinating committee 
for your teams … how do the teams inform each other about their work?  What 
pulls all the tasks together?   How DO they coordinate w/ each other.

How frequently does the membership meet as a “committee of the whole?”

After 15 years … our Board and Teams still meet bi-weekly. We also meet monthly 
as a community. I’m interested in learning what other systems communities use 
to reduce the amount of meeting time.

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

> On Jul 13, 2015, at 5:15 PM, Kay Wilson <kwilsonfisk [at]> wrote:
> We are legally organized as a condo under Washington State
> law, and as such, we are required to have a board of
> directors. 

> Over the years we gradually found a fairly good balance, but
> that didn't happen until a year or so ago when we set up a
> system to transfer board responsibilities to various teams.
> Our board now meets quarterly, and calls special meetings as
> needed. For example, we approved an amendment to our
> Declaration of Covenants at our last community meeting, and
> the board will be holding a special meeting to formally
> approve the amendment and file it with the county.
> Kay Wilson
> Meadow Wood Cohousing

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