—Concerned in Clifton
“In New Jersey, for example, the non-profit corporation statute expressly provides that any two or more offices may be held by the same person. I would recommend this for the very small community where there is not enough help or simply apathy and/or lack of interest. However, each situation and community has to be evaluated independently by legal counsel. For example, there is a vice president to serve and lead when the president is unavailable. Therefore, having one person handle those two top jobs is not advised.
“We have also seen small condo sites of very small sizes (e.g., 6 units) where the same one person has been stuck doing everything. Obviously, not an ideal situation but you cannot force people to serve.”