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A Statement from Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s Chief Executive Officer

8/23/2022  -  Falls Church, VA

A Statement from Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's Chief Executive Officer,  
Jessica Towles, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, President, CAI Board of Trustees, and
Kelley Moon, President, CAI Georgia Chapter

“As we learn more information about the deadly shooting on Aug. 22 at a condominium community on West Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Community Associations Institute, the CAI Georgia Chapter, and the entire CAI family express our deepest condolences to the victims' families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors.

We are saddened and shocked as we mourn the loss of our friend, colleague, and dedicated member of the CAI Georgia Chapter. Michael Patrick Shinners, a community association manager with Beacon Management Services in Atlanta, was fatally wounded during the horrifying tragedy at the 1280 West condominium.

Mr. Shinners, a longtime CAI member, was passionate about his profession and the chapter. He earned several industry designations from CAI, including the Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation and the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation, the pinnacle achievement for community association managers that demonstrates the highest level of commitment to the profession. He also earned his Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, administered by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB).

Our thoughts and prayers also are with the chief building engineer injured during the shooting as well as everyone affected by this tragedy. The CAI Georgia Chapter will continue to support Mr. Shinners' family in any way possible.

Every day, thousands of community association managers and staff serve essential roles in their community. They bring years of financial and management expertise, and they are often communicators, customer service agents, organizational leaders, and all-around problem-solvers. These professionals are the backbone of communities everywhere. This is a heartbreaking tragedy that should never happen in any town, city, or community. We believe there are no issues or disagreements between parties in a community that are serious enough or significant enough that they can't be settled peacefully.

We believe that community associations are built to be places of comfort and safety, where neighbors support and help one another, and where residents develop a true sense of belonging. Community Associations Institute will continue to support the CAI Georgia Chapter as well as community association residents, board members, managers, and business partners during this difficult time."

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Amy Hawkes Repke                                                              
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About Community Associations Institute 
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 the more than 355,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 43,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates as well as with housing leaders in several other countries, including Australia, Spain, 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.


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