Large boards with 7, 9, 11 or more directors are generally unwieldy and unjustified unless the association is very large. Small to moderately-sized associations usually have 5 directors, and very small associations usually have 3. Associations with too many directors on a board will sometimes amend their bylaws to reduce the number to 7 or 5 directors. Any reduction in the number of directors does not remove any director prior to the expiration of the affected director's term of office. (Corp.
Too Many Directors.
Some associations allow everyone who runs for the board to serve on the board and vote, even if it exceeds the number directors called for in the Bylaws. This is a violation of the Bylaws and creates the potential for a legal challenge. Boards should keep to the number provided for in the Bylaws, or amend the Bylaws to allow for more directors.
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