Would you know what the norm is for the length of term a Board member can serve, how many consecutive terms can be served and whether Board members are always drawn from the owner group?
The Manitoba Condominium Act states that that Board members are elected at the owners’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) and as a result, would serve for one year. However, your governing documents could provide for longer terms to provide continuity. If re-elected a Board member can serve as many consecutive terms as she is able and willing unless your governing documents establishes limits. Some Bylaws might state that a Board member may serve a limited number of consecutive terms and then must take some time off before standing for re-election.
To be elected to the condominium’s Board of Directors a person must be an owner. For example, a person may reside in a suite on a full-time basis as a tenant, however they would not be considered an owner and cannot be elected to the Board.
Section 96(1) of the Condominium Act reads: “Subject to a condominium corporation’s by-laws, only unit owners and individuals representing unit owners that are corporations may be elected as directors.”
Also, if a unit is owned by more than one person (e.g. a couple), only one of them may serve on the Board at the same time.