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CAI Announces Recipients of 2021 Board Member Education Scholarship

5/14/2021  -  Falls Church,  

May 14, 2021 – Falls Church, VA – Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, announced today the recipients of the 2021 Board Member Education Scholarship.

CAI annually provides financial support for select homeowner leaders to attend the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW, which this year will be held August 18–21 at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. The scholarship honors CAI member Jerry Fien's long-standing commitment to homeowner involvement within CAI.

The Board Member Education Scholarship is for CAI members who serve on the governing board of their homeowners association or condominium community. Each scholarship includes free registration and up to $1,000 to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the CAI Annual Conference.

Every year, the event brings together community association board members, community managers, management company executives, attorneys, insurance providers, and other businesses serving the more than 350,000 community associations in the U.S. and millions more worldwide.

The three-day conference kicks off with keynote speakers and includes in-person and virtual education, networking opportunities, and features the largest international marketplace showcasing the latest innovation and technology for community associations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAI canceled the 2020 Annual Conference originally scheduled for June at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., and hosted the event virtually. Each of the 2020 scholarship recipients have been invited to attend the event along with the 2021 recipients.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Joshua Spence
Villa du Cour
Milwaukee, Wis.

Ronda Theisen
Riverside Drive Community Association
Reno, Nev.

Janice Peterson
New Horizon Condominium Association
Santa Clarita, Calif.

Jeremy Hernandez
MacLaren Hill Condominium Association
Saint Paul, Minn.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Richard Salvatore
Kensington at Providence Homeowners Association
Las Vegas

Richard Falconer
Lismore Village Homeowners Association
Greer, S.C.
Patricia Book
Willow Springs Community Association
Fort Collins, Colo.




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 350,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 42,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 63 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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