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What Is a Resident Council


What Is the Purpose of RC?


Serve the residents


–consider how they feel


–separate your personal feelings from the issues




Communicate needs of Residents to HA representative




Plan and Promote activities




Serve the community


Job Descriptions of Officer


lGeneral Duties:


–Attend all Resident Council (RC) meetings (held Monthly)


–attend and/or assist with the Resident functions throughout the year


–officers may receive $10.00 per month for attending Resident Council functions from the GHA Operating Subsidy funds provided by HUD if the council agrees to these payments




lServe as a leader to Council Officers & Residents


lDevelop meeting agendas


lConducts monthly meetings


lDivide duties among council members


lOversees council activities


lServe as liaison between residents & GHA


lPresent and follow-up on RC concerns to GHA


lHost meetings for GHA’s Board of Commissioners


lReports council’s activities to the Residents & GHA


l Maintains the Operating Subsidy expenses documentation and reconciliation


Vice President


lWork closely with President


lHelp oversee council activities


lConduct meetings in case of the President's absence


lOversee special event committees, i.e., National Night Out, Community Fair and Resident Council activities




lKeep minutes of all RC meetings


lReport previous meeting minutes at the start of each RC meeting


lCoordinates the advertisement for meetings and special events held at the development, i.e., creating and posting flyers as well as contacting GHA to promote publicity






lRecord & document expenses made by the RC


lMaintain documentation on all expenditures, (except the Operating Subsidy expenses, which are maintained by the President)


lStaple receipts to the official record of expenditures & report the financial status monthly


lIssues reimbursements for council spending


lOversee fundraising efforts




Sergeant at Arms


lKeep order at all meetings & functions of the RC


lSits at the sign-in table the beginning of the meeting & function ensuring everyone signs


lMakes sure everyone is aware of various committees, refreshment & other activities


lDuring the meeting, discretely remind anyone to be quiet while someone is talking


lSets up meeting room


Qualities of a Good Leader


lListens more than speaks


lWithhold judgment until you have all the facts


lSupports the majority even when not agreeing


lRespect other RC members, treat as equals


lSeek out opportunities to serve


lLooks for ways to better the organization


lRealize that you DO NOT have all the answers


lOthers have something to contribute




Effective Communication


lWhat is 2 and 3 way communication




–A way of interacting with other to insure


that all involved are clearly Understood












Document, Document, Document


All problems that are needing specific attention


need to be documented in proper format


lState who you are and who you represent


lGive up to date contact information


Name, address,phone, email, fax, etc


lBe accurate when stating problem – (do not add personal feelings)


lGive options to fix problems become part of the solution


lAlways thank them for their time – you are grateful and respect their time


lLet them know you are expecting a reply - It’s important to you and your group


lSend copies to all interested parties


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