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CAI Announces Recipients for the 2017 Board Member Leadership Award

3/31/2017  -  Falls Church, VA

April 4, 2017Falls Church, VA— 80,000,000 hours of volunteer service is performed each year by community association board members, according to the "2015 Statistical Review," by Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading authority in community association governance, management and education. In honor of National Volunteer Month, CAI is proud to announce the recipients for the 2017 Outstanding Board Member Leadership Award.  The honor recognizes the commitment and dedication of hundreds of community association leaders that serve the 68 million Americans living in condominiums, co-ops and homeowners associations.

CAI's 2017 Community Association Volunteers Committee (CAVC) selected the six award winners and overall winner. The overall winner was awarded to John Everitt from Worthington Glen Condominiums, Louisville, KY. Everitt successfully lead extensive fundraising campaigns for well-needed community association costs that ended up saving his association. He is described as an invaluable asset to his Board and stops at nothing to do great work for his community and the people who serve the Board. 

"I am honored to accept this prestigious award," said Everitt. Everitt added, "I have to say that our association's success is due to partnering with our management company (Paragon Management Group), who strongly supports CAI and all they stand for. We work as a single team to promote the best interests of our association. The best practices CAI espouses for Community Associations and management companies have served us well."

The six additional award winners are:

  • Andrew Stack, Columbia Association, Columbia, Md.
  • Betsy Koehler, Harbor Gate Homeowners Association, San Pedro, Calif.
  • John Geyerman, Kings Mill Homeowners Association, Mansfield, Texas
  • John Spillane, Meadows Community Association, Inc., Sarasota, Fla.
  • Peter Derrenbacher, Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc., Bushkill, Pa.

"Community associations worldwide exist today because of the men and women who volunteer their time representing the best interests of their community," said Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. "These volunteers are our family members, a friend living down the street, or a neighbor who lives on the floor above and it's because of their hard work, that our communities continue to thrive."

To see a complete list of the 2017 nominees, go to:


About Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in more than 338,000 community associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 34,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 62 affiliated chapters within the U.S, Canada, and South Africa as well as with housing leaders in a number of countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.  

A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial.

Phone: 703-970-9235