A Message From Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Homeowners are CAI National’s largest member group, comprising a large percentage of our 33,000-plus members. For the most part, these are the homeowners who have chosen to be leaders in their communities—serving on association boards and committees or volunteering for special projects. Some simply rely on CAI to stay informed about how their communities should be governed and managed.
CAI strives to serve homeowners who have or probably will step up to the plate to serve their communities and fellow residents. The benefits we provide to them—from Common Ground magazine and our specialized newsletters to web content and educational opportunities—are developed for these leaders.
While we do provide information for all HOA residents—including the National online course, An Introduction to Community Association Living and at the Orange County Chapter educational courses including Community Leadership Training Program, Board Leadership Certification Program and quarterly peer to peer mixers—our focus is on community associations and those who lead them, especially the more than two million residents who serve on association boards and committees. By supporting community leaders, we are making communities preferred places to live for all residents. Our primary mission is to help homeowner leaders and professional community managers protect property values, preserve the character of their communities, and meet the established expectations of all residents.
Our education inspires effective governance and management. Our best practices help leaders build and sustain more harmonious communities. Our advocacy promotes practical legislative and regulatory policies. Our ethics guidelines inspire fairness, transparency, and integrity. That’s how we serve all community association residents, even as we strive to preserve and enhance the concept, perception and value of common-interest communities.
The CAI Orange County Chapter will have representatives at the next HOA Outreach Meeting on March 31st. We look forward to answering any questions that the residents of City of Laguna Niguel may have.