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MRGSelfNomsWebBrightenHorizons.jpgCommunity managers, business partners, and homeowner leaders: Shape the future of community association living by making your mark as a CAI leader!

CAI is governed by dedicated members like you who help shape the future of the community association marketplace, and you can make a difference by applying to serve on one of CAI's Membership Representation Groups (MRG) by July 7! Open positions will be filled via election in August, and eligible voting members will be notified at that time.

There are 15 total open positions on CAI's three Membership Representation Groups (MRGs):

    • Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM) Board (six open positions– Learn more here
    • Business Partners Council (BPC) (six open positions) – Learn more here
    • Community Association Volunteers Committee (CAVC) (three open positions) – Learn more here


Each MRG represents its corresponding category of membership to help ensure that CAI is meeting member needs. The MRGs are not chapter-based and are not involved in chapter policy, operations, or governance. 

CAI Governance

CAI operates under Carver Policy Governance®, a governing style that encourages strategic leadership rather than administrative detail, and makes a clear distinction of board and staff roles. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with Policy Governance® at before running for a position on an MRG.

Service Commitments

MRGs meet in person two times per year at a retreat with the Board of Trustees (typically in January) and at the CAI Annual Conference each spring, as well as via conference calls throughout the year. Newly elected members are also required to attend training on Policy Governance® in advance of the the Retreat being held January 30-31, 2018. Members are responsible for their expenses to attend meetings; however, community association volunteer leaders receive stipends to help offset their expenses.

General Qualifications

To be eligible to serve on an MRG, an individual must meet the following criteria:

    • Must not have been officially sanctioned or otherwise censured by CAI relative to a CAI designation.
    • Has not been convicted of a crime of the first or second degree or a crime of a fiduciary nature of any degree while serving as a member of an executive board or during the course of his/her employment.
    • Commits to attend scheduled meetings (in-person and via conference call), attend Policy Governance Model training and otherwise abide by the MRG's adopted attendance policy.
    • Must hold a CAI membership in a category corresponding with the MRG. (See below for membership length requirements.)
MRG-Specific Qualifications

​Minimum Membership Length​Credentials​CAI ServiceOther
​APCM Board​Covered by requirements to obtain PCAM (five years)​Individual Mgr: PCAM

CEO w/o PCAM: Company must have AAMC

Business Partners Council​Five years​Educated Business Partner Distinction​CAI chapter or national committee or board​None
​Community Association Volunteers Commitee​Two years​None​CAI chapter or national committee or board​Service on community association board

Questions? Contact Jennifer Flynn, CAI's director of governance, at (703) 970-9244 or toll-free at (888) 224-4321, or send an e-mail to

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