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Jun. 8 - Legislative Update

 

Jun. 8 - BP Exchange (BP Registration)


Jun. 8 - BP Exchange (MGR Registration) 

 

Jul. 20 - MANAGERS only TMTL 

  

Aug. 29- BP Essentials
 

2017 Premium Partners

 

Platinum

Alliance Association Bank 

Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C. 

Chaparral Management Company, Inc., AAMC 

Daughtry & Jordan, P.C.  

Greater Houston Pool Management, Inc./Greater Houston Pool Builders, LLC 

Holt & Young, P.C.

Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC

 Triquest Management Services

 

Diamond

Terra Management Services 

WaterLogic, Inc.  

 

Gold

AAA Plumbers 

Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates, Inc.  

C.I.A. Services, Inc 

Creative Management Company 

LMS Inc., dba Landscape Management Services  

McKenzie Rhody, LLP

Mutual of Omaha Bank,CondoCerts
PCMI/Severn Trent, AAMC
RealManage 

Sears, Bennett & Gerdes, LLP 

The Urban Foresters 

Tu, Payne & Associates, PLLC 

 

  Silver

Allied Universal 

Aquatic Management of Houston, Inc.

Bartley & Spears, P.C. 

 Best Plumbing, LLC   

Brick Restoration, Inc.
Canady & Canady, P.C.

Church Services  

Crest Management Company, Inc., AAMC  

D & C Contracting, Inc.  

Earthcare Management, Inc.  

High Sierra Management, Inc., AAMC  

Hoover Slovacek, L.L.P.

J.Q. Brick Repair and Restoration Services, LLC  

Lambright & Associates, PLLC 

Masonry Solutions, Inc.  

Merit Service Solutions, LP 

North Law, P.C. 

Pools by Dallas, Inc.  

Preferred Management Services, AAMC 

Property Services 

SCS Management Services, Inc.  

Sterling Association Services, Inc.  

Tuttle Construction 

Union Bank Homeowners Association Services  

  Yellowstone Landscape 

 

Bronze

  BB&T Association Services  

Brookway Horticultural Services
 
Cox CPA Services, Inc. 

Goodlife HOA Management, LLC 

 I.M.S. Landscape Services, Inc. 

Kilowatt Partners, Inc  

Kraftsman Commercial

Mainscape 

 Playgrounds & Water Parks 

Pampered Lawns, Inc.  

 Ted W. Allen & Associates, Inc.  

Silversand Services, Inc.

 Sweetwater Pools

Ted W. Allen & Associates
The Spencer Company 

Treece Law Firm 

VanMor Properties, Inc.  

 

Your name here in 2017 


Professional Management Development Program 
2017

CASE STUDY
July 27-28, 2017

M-201  Facilities Management
December 7-8, 2017 

May 30, 2017

 
TCAA MINUTE
May 26, 2017

TCAA Capitol Activities
The Texas Legislature completes the 85th Regular Legislative Session on Memorial Day - Monday, May 29. Unless Governor Greg Abbott calls the legislators back for a special session, the Texas Legislature will not convene again until January 8, 2019. The last day for Governor Abbott to veto bills passed during the final 10 days of the session is Sunday, June 18.
 
The recently completed legislative session was a success for community associations in Texas. Though TCAA was not pushing a legislative agenda this session, the TCAA advocacy team at the Capitol and the TCAA Board's legislative review team worked tirelessly to improve and, as necessary, defeat legislation harmful to associations, communities, and homeowners. In a session where many advocacy groups and stakeholders came away with tough losses, TCAA and its supporters were able to find a path to success.
 
In the coming weeks, look for an in-depth analysis of the 2017 Texas legislative session. In the meantime, please visit the TCAA website for updates on TCAA activities and events: www.txcommunityassociationadvocates.org
  
Last Minute Amendments
The TCAA legislative team remained vigilant right through the final days of session. For example, the text of SB 1620 by Senator Van Taylor, removing certain prohibitions on residents raising backyard chickens, was added as a floor amendment to an omnibus county regulation bill after midnight on Tuesday night. TCAA was watching this legislation closely during the legislative session to ensure no adverse affect on property owners' associations. The underlying bill ultimately was amended nearly 50 times, including the addition of multiple controversial provisions such as transgender bathroom regulations and new limits on local property taxes. These provisions garnered enough opposition that the bill and all of its amendments failed to pass.
 
 
Bills of Note
The most notable legislatively approved bill directly affecting community associations is HB 561, relating to the use of certain golf carts or utility vehicles to operate as package delivery vehicles. TCAA was successful in improving this legislation to preserve the ability of homeowner associations to regulate certain usages of these vehicles.
 
Below is an overview of other high-profile bills that impacted community associations, but failed to pass out of the Legislature: 
  • HB 522, relating to regulation of religious displays
  • SB 1609, the Senate companion to HB 522 relating to regulation of religious displays
  • HB 923, relating to excessive property owners' association fines
  • HB 1572, relating to the removal of trees believed to be a fire risk
  • HB 2320, restricting declarant control of property owners' associations
  • HB 3065, relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens on condominium units
  • HB 3528, relating to the collection of past due assessments by a property owners' association
  • HB 4026, relating to eligibility to serve on the governing body of certain property owners' associations
TCAA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
 
How to Make a Donation
Management companies who are submitting donations on behalf of POAs and other service providers may follow this procedure: 
 
Checks may be remitted to:
TCAA (Texas Community Association Advocates, Inc)
823 Congress Avenue, Ste. 230
Austin, TX 78701
 
To make a contribution online: 
Visit the TCAA website, www.txcaa.org, log in and complete the donation form.
 
For more information on suggested donations visit our website at www.txcaa.org/levels-of-support.
 


Stephanie Ferrante
Chapter Executive Director
stephanie@caihouston.org 
Greater Houston Chapter - Community Associations Institute www.caihouston.org 
2017 Legislative Session Update
Presented by Texas Community Association Advocates
Sponsored by Daughtry & Jordan, P.C. 
Thursday, June 8, 2017  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
The Sam Houston Race Track - Winners Circle
Main Building, Second Level
7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West,  Houston, Texas  77064
Find out how the changes from the 2017 Legislative Session will affect your community, management company or business. 
Business Partner Exchange
Reverse Trade Show 
Sponsored by Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC 
Thursday, June 8, 2017  1:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
The Sam Houston Race Track - Winners Circle
Main Building, Second Level
7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West,  Houston, Texas  77064
Managers and homeowners get a quick 3 minute opportunity to network directly with our trusted business partners, and find new solutions, services and products to benefit their communities and companies. 
Take a Manager to Lunch
Presented by 
Sweetwater Pools, Inc. and 
Texas Landscape Group 
SAVE THE DATE 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
The Westin Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd.,   Houston, Texas 77024
Professional Management Development Program
Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) Case Study
T hursday, July 27 - Friday, July 28, 2017
The final step toward earning the PCAM designation.
The PCAM Case Study is a comprehensive examination of an actual community association, combining classroom discussion with an extensive on-site inspection. You'll explore the community in depth, reviewing its administrative procedures, legal documents and communications; meeting with its manager, board members and key personnel; and learning about the local area. You'll be encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss issues faced by the association.

To register for the PCAM Case Study, you must successfully complete the prerequisite courses ( all 200-level PMDP courses) and receive written confirmation that your PCAM application has been approved within the previous year (other requirements apply). 

Please  e-mail CAI for further information. 
Learn more about the PCAM Designation

Educated Business Partner

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 PM 

BCH Conference Room

10555 West Gulf Bank Road, Houston, Texas  77040

A point of distinction and differentiation for CAI Product and Service Providers.  A baseline introduction the the community association industry, and an opportunity to better understand the association business and earn the new CAI Educated Business Partner distinction.  Take the exam review and pass the test to earn the CAI  Educated Business Partner distinction. 

Learn more

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Educated Business Partners

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If you have any questions or comments about Chapter Activities, or if you'd like more information, please contact us:

Greater Houston Chapter - Community Associations Institute
9525 Katy Freeway, Suite 303
Houston, Texas  77024
Building Better Communities
713/784-5462
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