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CAI Offers Nearly 100 Publications on Managing Community Associations

3/6/1998  -  Alexandria, VA

Strategies for enforcing rules reasonably, running effective meetings and managing naturally occurring retirement communities are among the timely new releases featured in the Community Associations Institute's 1998 Catalog of Publications. With 87 titles covering issues from satellite dishes to security, CAI offers the most comprehensive collection of resources available for condominium, cooperative and homeowners associations and the professional who serve them.

As more community associations focus on fostering community spirit and enhancing communication between boards and residents, CAI offers three new books designed to help boards manage effectively. Be Reasonable! How Community Associations Can Enforce Rules Without Antagonizing Residents, Going to Court or Starting World War III offers expert advice from 30 leading attorneys, managers and directors combined with information from CAI's award-winning magazine, Common Ground™. Conducting Meetings is a guide to running productive board meetings that stay on track. Aging in Place: The Development of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities explores specific ways community associations can prepare for and adapt to the rapidly expanding population of aging citizens.

Two new videotapes, "The Board" and "Reserves," offer board members a full understanding of their responsibilities as community association leaders and overseers of a community, a business and a government—all in less than an hour. CAI's "Vital Tools for Effective Boards" selections also include books, manuals and audio tapes on: choosing a management company; resolving disputes involving people, pets and parking; writing rules on satellite dish and antenna installation; producing effective newsletters; and establishing environmental programs.

The popular series of 26 Guide for the Association Practitioner reports provide nuts-and-bolts advice and solutions to practically every challenge encountered in community association management, including alternative dispute resolution, risk management, contract negotiations, maintenance, taxes, insurance and legal issues. CAI's 1998 Catalog of Publications offers member and volume discounts on GAP Reports.

In addition to consumer publications, the catalog includes special publications for legal, taxation and accounting professionals, guides for specific maintenance and repair problems and studies from CAI's Research Foundation.

To view the 1998 Catalog of Publications on line, visit CAI on the World Wide Web. To order a free catalog, call CAI at 703/548-8600 or email

The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to educate and represent the nation's 150,000 community associations—condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives. CAI members include homeowners, associations and related professionals and service providers.

Phone: 703-970-9235