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Code of Ethics

Homes Association of Cedar Hills
Code of Ethics

The Homes Association of Cedar Hills expects all board members, committee members, volunteers, and staff to conduct themselves respectfully and ethically in the course of their service to the Association, as exemplified by these principles.
Board and committee members, volunteers, and staff should:
  1. Strive at all times to serve the best interests of the association as a whole regardless of their personal interests.
  2. Use sound judgment to make the best possible business decisions for the association, taking into consideration all available information, circumstances, and resources.
  3. Act within the boundaries of their authority as defined by law and the governing documents of the association.
  4. Provide opportunities for homeowners and residents to comment on decisions facing the association.
  5. Perform their duties without bias for or against any individual or group of homeowners or non-owner residents.
  6. Disclose personal or professional relationships with any company or individual who has or is seeking to have a business relationship with the association.
  7. Conduct open, fair, and well-publicized elections.

Board and committee members, volunteers, and staff should not:
  1. Reveal confidential information provided by contractors or share information with those bidding for association contracts unless specifically authorized by the board.
  2. Make unauthorized promises to a contractor or bidder.
  3. Advocate or support any action or activity that violates a law or regulatory requirement.
  4. Use their positions or decision-making authority for personal gain or to seek advantage over another owner or non-owner resident.
  5. Spend unauthorized association funds for their own personal use or benefit.
  6. Accept any gifts—directly or indirectly—from homeowners, residents, contractors, or suppliers that could be seen to influence their Association-related actions.
  7. Misrepresent known facts in any issue involving association business.
  8. Divulge confidential personal information about any association owner, resident, or employee.
  9. Make personal attacks on colleagues, staff, homeowners, or residents.
  10. Personally harass, threaten, or attempt through any means to control or instill fear in any board member, owner, resident, employee, or contractor.
  11. Reveal to any owner, resident, or other third party the discussions, decisions, and comments made at meeting in which they were a participant that was properly closed or held in executive session.