Participation in Cohousing Management
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 12:19:15 -0700 (PDT)
> On Feb 25, 2021, at 12:58 PM, Raines Cohen <rc3-coho-L [at]> wrote:

> A condo-reserves consultant who came here to consult some years back said
> “I’ve never [before] been to meet with an HOA and been at a meeting with
> every household represented” - typically it is a small committee of a
> not-necessarily-representative elected board.

We had a similar experience after meeting with our management company 
president. We had just asked questions from a prepared list of ~12 questions 
plus follow ups for 60+ minutes. He said “Usually I come to board meetings with 
my envelope of financial reports and the board members bring theirs in 
unopened. Unopened if they even remember to bring them at all.”

We are a different kettle of fish for most condo support services, which is one 
reason I wonder if they are worth an annual contract for cohousing after the 
first 5 years or so.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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