Most homeowners associations are formed as nonprofit mutual-benefit corporations under the California Corporations Code. For nonprofit mutual-benefit corporations, “any number of offices may be held by the same person unless the articles or bylaws provide otherwise.” (Corp. Code § 7213(a).) Therefore, unless otherwise stated in the provisions of an association’s articles or bylaws, one director may hold multiple offices (i.e., one director may serve as the President and Secretary, or the Secretary and Treasurer, etc.).
Directors Vote, Not Officers
However, the number of votes entitled to be cast by an individual director is not affected by the number of offices held by that director. Directors vote on board actions, not officers. Thus, regardless of the number of offices held by an individual director, that director is entitled to cast only one (1) vote. (See also “Directors vs. Officers.”)