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Shining A Light On Executive Session



Let the sunshine in.  I am not talking about the popular 1969 song by The 5th Dimension.  I am referring to the statutes governing Virginia community associations that require all meetings of a board of directors, including any subcommittee or other committee of the board of directors, where the business of the association is discussed or transacted, to be open to all owners of record[1]. These are known as “sunshine laws” and are the rule for community association meetings.  


As with most rules, there is an exception - executive session, during which it is permissible to “close” the door, so to speak.  Too often in our practice, we are reminded that the permitted reasons to convene in executive and procedure are not well understood. This article will uncharacteristically shine some light on executive session and examine what it is and how to do it correctly.


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Riparian Rights and Your Common Interest Community

Virginia is fortunate to have thousands of square miles of water and coastline. However, waterfront property is not unlimited. It is also in great demand because people value waterfront access rights and the pristine views that come with it. Waterfront property with a pier or dock brings great joy to the family that enjoys recreational boating.

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