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Community 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 by July 11! 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:

Business Partners Council (six open positions)​
     ​>>Learn more
    >>Apply now. 

Community Association Managers Council (six open positions
     >>Learn more.  
    >>A​pply now.

Homeowner Leaders Council (three open positions)
     >>Learn more
    >>Apply now.

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Each council represents its corresponding category of membership to help ensure that CAI is meeting member needs. The councils 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 between board and staff roles. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with Policy Governance® at www.carvergov​ernance.com before running for a p​osition on a council.

Service Commitments

The councils 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 Retreat being held January 22-23, 2019. Members are responsible for their expenses to attend meetings; however, homeowner leaders receive stipends to help offset their expenses.

General Qualifications

To be eligible to serve on a council,  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 council's adopted attendance policy.
    • Must hold a CAI membership in a category corresponding with the council being applied to. (See below for membership length requirements.)
    • Meets the council-specific requirements below:

Council-Specific Qualifications

Membership Type

Minimum Membership Length Credentials CAI ServiceOther
Community Association Managers CouncilManager or Management Company
Covered by requirements to obtain PCAM (five years)Individual Mgr: PCAM

CEO w/o PCAM: Company must have AAMC

NoneNone
Business Partners CouncilBusiness Partner
Five yearsEducated Business Partner DistinctionCAI chapter or national committee or boardNone
Homeowner Leaders CouncilHomeowner Leader or Individual Homeowner
Two yearsNoneCAI chapter or national committee or boardService on community association board

Questions? Contact Jennifer Flynn at (703) 970-9244 or toll-free at (888) 224-4321, or send an email to governance@caionline.org.

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