“Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions. Advocacy includes activities and publications to influence public policy, laws and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and the public.” This is the cold, neutral definition offered by Wikipedia. What is not defined is the emotional
The 7th Annual Membership Recruitment Contest wrapped up on June 1 and our two winners were each awarded a $500 Visa gift card. Congratulations to our two winners: Susan Blackburn, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Founder and President of Community Association Management Professionals (CAMP) Candace Lewis, CMCA, AMS, Portfolio Manager and Coordinator of Professional Education and Designations
Now more than ever, contract terms are being closely scrutinized and provisions invoked as community associations move forward with pending work and services. Brian Fellner, Esq. will take board members and managers through the essential portions of a contract, including termination, indemnification, and scope of work. Learn common legal terms and their meanings in the contract context, including gross negligence and for cause. Work through some common sticking points in contract negotiations and ways to address them to achieve favorable terms.
As a CAI member you will have access to information on the trends in this rapidly changing industry-with practical knowledge, insights from leaders in the field, best practices, research, and tools you can use every day.
Grab your clubs and join your WMCCAI colleagues for a day of golf at Westfields Golf Club. Spend the day on this popular and challenging course, win door prizes and enjoy food and festivities. Registration includes greens and cart fee and food & beverage on the course, and an awards networking reception.
Do you live or work in a community that you think deserves recognition? Do you want to apply for the Community Association of the Year award but aren’t sure where to start? Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of the Community Association of the Year awards. Speakers will include several current CAY judges and past CAY winners. The Community Association of the Year Award recognizes the communities that best demonstrate excellence in all facets of association operations and governance by following CAI’s Best Practices. The application focuses on the essentials of community association management and volunteer leadership. The statements are designed to determine how well your community incorporates Best Practices into its operations.
Join us for our next Virtual Happy Hour Series: #StayAtHomeSocial “Splash into Summer Safely” Happy Hour! Get ready for some summer fun as we discuss how to summer social distance style! Grab your frozen drink of choice to cool off and gather virtually alongside your industry colleagues for a ‘Splashtastic’ hour of networking; Jeopardy style gaming and prizes, of course!