In order for a community association to govern effectively, the owners elect a Board of Directors to act on their behalf. After the period of Declarant control, the elected Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer homeowners of the community that have been entrusted with most of the decision-making authority for the association. The Board of Directors is charged with the ultimate responsibility and authority for operating the community association on behalf of the owners. Due to the magnitude of responsibilities and the volunteer nature of their positions, the Board of Directors hire a Management Company to assist them to effectively manage the often complex affairs of the association.