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CAI Announces 2019 Chapter Awards

6/14/2020  -  Falls Church, VA


June 14, 2020 – Falls Church, VA – Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority on community association governance, management, and education, is proud to announce the  2019 CAI Chapter Awards, celebrating the initiatives and significant contributions made by the Institute's global chapters.

Cheryl Murphy, Chapter Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter was awarded the Chapter Executive Director of the Year. In 2019, Murphy led the chapter's strategic plan—introducing principals of policy governance to the chapter leadership.

Karin Mayfield, Chapter Executive Director/West Florida Chapter and James T. Nicholson, Chapter Executive Director of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter have been awarded the Chapter Executive Director Rising Star Award for their leadership abilities and professional contributions that suggest the likelihood of even greater accomplishments in the future. 
Congratulations to the following CAI Chapter Award recipients:


Excellence Award 
Coachella Valley Chapter
Heartland Chapter
Illinois Chapter

Chapter Management/Development Awards 
Coachella Valley Chapter  
Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter  
Southern Arizona Chapter
Western Oregon Chapter

Leadership Awards
Coachella Valley Chapter  
Heartland Chapter  
Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter  

Membership Awards
Coachella Valley Chapter  
Heartland Chapter  
Illinois Chapter  

Member Services
Alabama Chapter  
Coachella Valley Chapter  
Connecticut Chapter  
Michigan Chapter  
Western Oregon Chapter  

Public Affairs
Coachella Valley Chapter  
Connecticut Chapter  
Heartland Chapter  

Best Net Growth
Alabama Chapter – 26%
New Jersey Chapter - 26%
South Gulf Coast Chapter - 18%
Wisconsin Chapter - 20%

Best Net Retention
Central Virginia Chapter - 90%
Channel Islands Chapter - 95%
Southeastern Virginia Chapter - 97%
Utah Chapter - 87%


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 nearly 350,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 45,000 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, Saudi Arabia, 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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