Can a Director Resign for Any Reason?

I have met with many boards over the years and often find that they are tireless volunteers who due to malcontents in the community being unappreciative and rude chose to resign from the Board rather than continue dealing with the drama.  The Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act (Chapter 617, Florida Statutes), which applies to most community associations in Florida, requires resignations to be in writing and delivered to the corporation.  There is no requirement however that the resignation include a reason or justification for the resignation.  Service on a community association board (in addition to often being thankless) is a completely voluntary undertaking. A Director cannot be required to remain in his position for the duration of his term.

 

Originally posted on floridacondohoalawblog.com. Written by David G. Muller