Why should HOA Board Members be homeowners in the association?
People who are actually homeowners in the association will have a different perspective on issues in the association because they are directly impacted by them. This is especially true when it comes to decisions relating to monetary issues, like HOA fees. Owners in the association will also care more about the future and make plans for the association by considering the big picture, instead of just immediate ramifications. If there is a circumstance where a member of the HOA Board is not a homeowner in the association, then this person most likely would not have voting rights.