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In the Spring of 2015 the Jupiter Bay Condominium Association elected Board Directors whose goal was "Building a Better Jupiter Bay".  Jupiter Bay homeowners were updated at the March 30th 2019 Annual Meeting on the significant progress made by this Board (see presentation below).

On March 30th 2019 a new Board, led by Christine Hawkins, took over to continue progress in meeting the needs of Jupiter Bay homeowners. 

The prior Board's key members in delivering on the promise of "Building a Better Jupiter Bay" included the following:

Alma
Bjorklund
Alma resides in C-404 West with her husband Paul. They are Florida residents, have owned a condo in Jupiter Bay for 15 years and spend 2-3 months here each year. Alma was Manager of Group Insurance Benefits and a Partner in an Interior Design Company. She brought a wealth of business management expertise to the Jupiter Bay Board.

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Frank Dalton

Frank and his wife Martha are the owners of unit D203 East. They rented in Jupiter Bay East for 2 winters, 2016 & 2017 and purchased their unit in March 2017. They plan on spending 5-6 months here each winter.

Frank retired in 2012. His business background was in Sales and Marketing for 38+ years. He spent 17 years with Campbells Soup Company and 21 years as a partner/owner of a Food Brokerage firm representing numerous consumer products companies in the Philadelphia market.

Frank served on his Homeowners Association Board of Directors for two years and has experience in the management of a HOA/Condominium Association.

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 Marie
Rapp
Marie and her husband, Angelo (now deceased), first came to vacation in Jupiter Bay in 1990.  They became owners of B-305W in 2001, and permanent Florida residents in 2005.  Marie now lives in Jupiter Bay full-time, except for family visits up north for the Christmas holidays and during the summer months. She has 2 grandchildren.

Marie and her husband founded Rapp Advertising, an advertising and public relations firm in New Jersey.  The firm remains a successful business, now run by their son, Richard.

After serving as Bookkeeper and then Office Manager for several years, Marie hired her replacement to start her own career in a prestigious New Jersey law firm, where she worked for many years primarily on real estate and personal injury matters, until her retirement.   She also held a New Jersey real estate license throughout her career.

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Paul
St.Clair
Paul resides in D-207 East with his wife Sharon.  They are Florida residents, have owned a condo in Jupiter Bay for 19 years and spend 6+ months here each year.  Paul was a prior Technology Director for one of the nation's largest banks and served on the Jupiter Bay Board for 9 years, 3 of which were as Treasurer and 4 as President.  He is a Florida Licensed Community Association Manager (LCAM) and served a short period as Jupiter Bay's Property Manager. Paul brings his Management, Financial, and Technology skills and FL Condo Law knowledge to the Association. He has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

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Daryl
Kosloske
Daryl and his wife Hillary purchased their A-408 East condo in 2013.  Daryl has forty years of senior management leadership experience in the health care industry, including national, complex health insurance companies, large hospital systems as well as smaller health care organizations. Immediately prior to retiring, he was the CEO and President of a subsidiary company of the largest health insurance company in North Carolina. Daryl let the Association's Strategic Planning Committee,delivering the first Jupiter Bay Strategic Plan.  He resigned from the Board on 1/20/17 to spend more time at his North Carolina farm.

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Don
Rousseau
Don resided in D-309 West with his wife Carol.  They are Florida residents, owned a condo in Jupiter Bay since 2004 and live in Florida full time.  Don was a Business Owner, Lutheran Lay Minister and Church Staff Leader. He led the Association's Lawsuit Settlement Committee in negotiating an end to expensive litigation.  He has extensive management, financial analysis, accounting and negotiation skills, Don has 6 children and 10 grandchildren. Don resigned from the Board on 2/9/16 to relocate to Destin, FL.

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This Board's accomplishments were highlighted at Jupiter Bay's March 2019 Owners' Meeting.  Following is a copy of their presentation:

Click here to download Owners' Meeting Presentation

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Questions for Board Member Evaluation

You may want to consider the following questions when evaluating the performance of your Board members.

Will the Board member: 

  • Fulfill his/her fiduciary duties in the best interests of the community?
  • Be a good steward of your quarterly maintenance fees?
  • Fully disclose the issues that he/she is reviewing and discussing with other board members?
  • Seek owner input on all important matters and major decisions?
  • Establish committees and other methods to obtain owner input?
  • Communicate regularly using various methods – newsletters, meetings, website, email, etc?
  • Provide complete transparency regarding the association's finances?
  • Refuse to spend money on unnecessary lawsuits or other personal agenda items?
  • Rigorously follow Florida statutes and the governing documents of the association?
  • Thoroughly analyze, challenge and negotiate vendor contracts, obtaining alternate bids with various cost structures?
  • Refuse to take positions that pit owner against owner and cause dissent in the community?
  • Encourage events that foster neighborliness and a sense of community?


Board Director Behavior

The Model Code of Ethics, posted in its entirety on the Ethics & Responsibilities page of this website, says that Board Members should:
  • Strive at all times to serve the best interests of the association as a whole regardless of their personal interests;

  • Use sound judgment to make the best possible business decisions for the association, taking into consideration all available information, circumstances and resources;

  • Act within the boundaries of their authority as defined by law and the governing documents of the association; and

  • Perform their duties without bias for or against any individual or group of owners or non-owner residents.


Board Membership

“Board of administration” or “board” means the board of directors or other representative body which is responsible for administration of the association.

Per FL Statute 718.112(2)(a)1. “The board of administration shall be composed of five members, unless the condominium has five or fewer units. The board shall consist of not fewer than three members in condominiums with five or fewer units that are not-for-profit corporations.  Unless otherwise provided in the bylaws, the members of the board shall serve without compensation.”

Board Member Qualifications

All association members are eligible to serve on the board of directors with few exceptions.

Per FL Statute 718.112(2)(d)2.,  In a residential condominium association of more than 10 units, the following individuals may not serve as members of the board of directors:

1.   Co-owners of a unit may not serve at the same time unless they own more than one unit or unless there are not enough eligible candidates to fill the vacancies on the board;

2.   A person who has been suspended or removed by the division;

3.   A person who is delinquent in the payment of any monetary obligation due to the association; and

4.   A person who has been convicted of any felony in this state or in a United States District or Territorial Court, or who has been convicted of any offense in another jurisdiction which would be considered a felony if committed in this state, unless such felon’s civil rights have been restored for at least 5 years as of the date such person seeks election to the board.

Board Member Certification

Per FL Statute 718.112(2)(d)4b,  Within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, each newly elected or appointed director shall certify in writing to the secretary of the association that he or she:

1.   has read the association’s declaration of condominium, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and current written policies;

2.   will work to uphold such documents and policies to the best of his or her ability; and

3.   will faithfully discharge his or her fiduciary responsibility to the association’s members.

In lieu of this written certification, within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, the newly elected or appointed director may submit a certificate of having satisfactorily completed the educational curriculum administered by a division-approved condominium education provider within 1 year before or 90 days after the date of election or appointment. The written certification or educational certificate is valid and does not have to be resubmitted as long as the director serves on the board without interruption. A director who fails to timely file the written certification or educational certificate is suspended from service on the board until he or she complies with this sub-subparagraph.

The secretary shall cause the association to retain a director’s written certification or educational certificate for inspection by the members for 5 years after a director’s election or the duration of the director’s uninterrupted tenure, whichever is longer. Failure to have such written certification or educational certificate on file does not affect the validity of any board action.

Major Board Member Activities

√  Regular Board Meetings (Agendas, Scripts & Minutes)
√  Annual Budget Preparation (Incl. Committee & Board Meetings)
√  Monthly Financial Review/Reporting (Incl. Check Signing)
√  Annual Owners Meeting (Correspondence, Presentations, Election and Organizational Meeting)
√  Newsletters & Special Announcements/Updates
√  Project Management of Construction Projects
√  Owner Correspondence & Follow up
√  Vendor Meetings/Interface (Incl. Insurance Review/Allocations)
√  Attorney Interface (Litigation, Contracts, Delinquencies, etc.)
√  Auditor Interface (Records, Procedures, Fraud Inquiry)
√  Property Manager Performance Review and Staff Compensation
√  Regular (Weekly?) Property Manager Task Reviews
√  Property/Unit Inspections (Damage/Fault Assessments)
√  Decisions Regarding Priorities and Expenditures
√  Association Website Maintenance

Board Member Termination

Per FL Statute 718.111(12)(f), An outgoing board or committee member must relinquish all official records and property of the association in his or her possession or under his or her control to the incoming board within 5 days after the election. The division shall impose a civil penalty as set forth in s. 718.501(1)(d)6. against an outgoing board or committee member who willfully and knowingly fails to relinquish such records and property.

Board Member Platform

As elected Association officials, board members must be committed to:

  1.  Seek to improve homeowner lifestyle with a more-responsive and owner-focused Board;
  2. Eliminate frivolous lawsuits and other unnecessary and wasteful expenditures;
  3. Better apply maintenance fees to improving Jupiter Bay common areas (grounds/landscaping and buildings);
  4. Provide simplified financial reports on a regular (monthly) basis available to all owners;
  5. Be sensitive to owner maintenance fee expenses, special assessments, and personal financial hardships;
  6. Ensure open communications with frequent newsletters and website updates;
  7. Hold regular open Board meetings at least monthly during the winter months;
  8. Answer homeowner inquiries in a courteous and expeditious manner;
  9. Endeavor to seek out and address homeowner issues and concerns;
  10. Perform regular preventative maintenance to extend the life of the Association's capital assets;
  11. Assure that our property manager and maintenance staff have the proper safety equipment, training, performance feedback and tools to be most effective; and
  12. Partnership with homeowners to make Jupiter Bay a more enjoyable and friendlier community.


Desired Board Director Skills & Qualities

To be most effective in serving an association, the following skills and experience are important:

  • Management and leadership experience, especially in diverse settings;
  • Willingness to put personal interests aside and serve the needs of the community;
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
  • Financial management skills, including accounting, budgeting and bookkeeping;
  • Communication skills; and
  • Willingness to research, understand and apply Florida statutes and governing documents.


Board Director Standards

Florida Statute 617, the Not for Profit Corporation Act, defines general standards for Board Directors as follows (Section 617.0830):
 
(1) A director shall discharge his or her duties as a director, including his or her duties as a member of a committee:
(a) In good faith;
(b) With the care an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances; and
(c) In a manner he or she reasonably believes to be in the best interests of the corporation.

(2) In discharging his or her duties, a director may rely on information, opinions, reports, or statements, including financial statements and other financial data, if prepared or presented by:
(a) One or more officers or employees of the corporation whom the director reasonably believes to be reliable and competent in the matters presented;
(b) Legal counsel, public accountants, or other persons as to matters the director reasonably believes are within the persons’ professional or expert competence; or
(c) A committee of the board of directors of which he or she is not a member if the director reasonably believes the committee merits confidence.

(3) A director is not acting in good faith if he or she has knowledge concerning the matter in question that makes reliance otherwise permitted by subsection (2) unwarranted.

(4) A director is not liable for any action taken as a director, or any failure to take any action, if he or she performed the duties of his or her office in compliance with this section.