CAI is dedicated to fostering vibrant community associations that promote harmony, community, professionalism and responsible leadership.
CAI advances excellence through a variety of educational programs, professional designations, research, networking and referral opportunities, publications, and advocacy before legislative bodies, regulatory bodies, and the courts.
To guide CAI's advocacy efforts, CAI's Government & Public Affairs Committee (G&PA Committee) has worked to develop public policy positions on key issue areas that affect CAI members. These policy statements reflect the public policy preferences of CAI on key issues and guide CAI volunteer advocates and staff in their advocacy efforts. CAI's over 30,000 members participate actively in the public policy process through more than 60 local, regional and state chapters and 35 state Legislative Action Committees.
Because CAI is a membership organization, any current CAI member can propose a public policy for consideration by the Government & Public Affairs Committee and CAI's Board of Directors. Through such member input, CAI develops, reviews and adopts public policy statements.