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Association Insights Legislation

Architectural Compliance after Belmont Glen

“The more things change, the more things stay the same.” – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Kaur and Bon Jovi The August 2019 decision of the Supreme Court of Virginia in Sainani v. Belmont Glen Homeowners Association, Inc. seemingly rocked the world of community association architectural compliance, calling into question architectural review and compliance practices in Virginia common

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Upcoming Events Volunteering

3rd Annual WMCCAI Watershed Clean-up Day + Celebrating Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

This April will mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 32nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, and the Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute’s 3rd year leading our own Watershed Cleanup Sites around our region. On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets and college campuses in hundreds

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Community Association of the Year

Reflections on the Value of Awards

When Montebello Condominium Unit Owners Association (MCUOA) was named WMCCAI’s 2018 Very Large Community Association of the Year and Communicator of the Year, of course we felt it was a huge honor—one that we were happy to share as well as celebrate. We participated in the winners’ forum at WMCCAI’s Conference & Expo, hung our

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Association Insights

Transportation Management Plans for Association Members

Across the country, there are initiatives to better utilize public/mass transportation; many cities are starting to require Transportation Management Plans (TMP).  Locally, the City of Alexandria requires any residential development over 20 units to participate in their Transportation Management Plan with no option to opt out. As of 2019, there were 75 communities participating in

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Community Association of the Year

Small Category: Lakeport Cluster Association

Lakeport Cluster Association was named Community Association of the Year in the Small Category. They are managed by Select Community Services. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By Mary Sapp, President, Lakeport Cluster Association Lakeport Cluster in Reston, Virginia, is home to a wonderful group of community-conscious and caring people of all

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Community Association of the Year

Medium Category: Spring Hill Community Association

Spring Hill Community Association was named Community Association of the Year in the Medium Category. They are managed by Gates Hudson Community Management, AAMC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By Pat Davidson Built on the grounds of the former Lorton Prison, the Spring Hill community has a colorful past and a

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Community Association of the Year

Large Category: Daventry Community Association

Daventry Community Association was named Community Association of the Year in the Large Category. They are managed by Cardinal Management Group, Inc., AAMC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By M. Gail Ledford, President, Board of Directors, Daventry Community Association Daventry is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, close to Washington, DC, with

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Community Association of the Year

Very Large Category: Westridge Swim & Racquet Club

Westridge Swim & Racquet Club was named Community Association of the Year in the Very Large Category. They are managed by Legum & Norman, Inc., AAMC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By Tom Burrell, Westridge Homeowner, Westridge Swim and Racquet Club, Inc. I lived in Westridge for 21 years and still

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Community Association of the Year

Charitable Community of the Year: Heritage Hunt Homeowners Association

Heritage Hunt Homeowners Association was named Charitable Community of the Year in the Community Association of the Year Contest. They are managed by Community Management Corporation, AAMC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By Joanne Forrester Heritage Hunt Homeowners Association is an active-adult community where being “active” refers to more than aerobics

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Community Association of the Year

Communicator of the Year: Dominion Valley Owners Association

Dominion Valley Owners Association was named Communicator of the Year in the Community Association of the Year Contest. The yare managed by Community Management Corporation, AAMC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By Gary Clukey, Board President, Dominion Valley Owners Association The Dominion Valley Owners Association (DVOA) is well positioned to serve

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