Brown to Host Educational Seminar for Home Owner Association Board Members and Residents on April 8
EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is hosting an Educational Seminar for Home Owner Association (HOA) Board members and their residents on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Middle Smithfield Township Building, Schnoover Municipal Center, 147 Municipal Drive, in East Stroudsburg.

“This meeting is being offered to increase education between home owner association board members and their residents on how to develop stronger methods of conflict management,” Brown said. “Nearly one quarter of Pennsylvania’s residents live in some type of self-governing community, and my district office receives calls regularly from frustrated residents and board members seeking assistance with issues from within planned communities.”

The Community Association Institute (CAI) will give a presentation centered on Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADRs). This educational seminar can be a tool to help HOA’s develop ADRs, adjust their ADRs and ensure systems are efficient, fair and effective.

Brown organized this meeting in an effort to continue her legislative efforts to strongly improve the way investigations and mediation complaints are handled in planned residential communities. This legislative session, she has reintroduced House Bill 595, formerly House Bill 1774, which would assign additional powers to the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in regards to HOA complaints.

House Bill 595 unanimously passed the House Urban Affairs Committee this week, and is anticipated to be voted on by the full House in the near future.

Seating is limited, and registration is required in advance by calling 570-420-8301. Brown is sponsoring this meeting with CAI.

For more information about this seminar, or any state-related issue, contact Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg located at 143 Seven Bridge Road. Information can also be found on online at or

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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