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CAI Recognized by Association Media & Publishing

6/25/2019  -  Falls Church, VA


Flagship magazine, newsletter honored with five prestigious EXCEL Awards

Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, is proud to be recognized with five EXCEL awards by Association Media & Publishing, a premier membership organization serving the needs of association publishers, communications professionals, and designers.

​Association professionals from around the country gathered at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C., on Monday, June 24, for the 2019 EXCEL Awards Gala, an annual event to recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, and communications.

smokeout.jpgCAI's flagship publication Common Ground​​​​​TM magazine accepted three awards, including a gold award in feature article design for “Free and Clear," a silver for the “Smoke Out" cover illustration (pictured at left), and a bronze for general excellence. ​

CAI's popular bimonthly newsletter Community Manager accepted two awards, including a silver award in newsletter editorial excellence and a bronze in general excellence. Written for and about community association management professionals, Community Manager has a circulation of more than 14,500 readers worldwide.

"For more than a decade, CAI's publications and content have been recognized by the Association Media & Publishing organization," says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. "As a highly respected industry, we are honored to be commended by our association peers for the excellent content we create for our members. Thanks to those ongoing efforts, we can present our members with a strong and valuable understanding of community associations today."

See a complete list of the 2019 EXCEL winners here.


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 344,500 homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 40,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, 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, an​d 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.  

About Association Media & Publishing
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As of August 2017, AM&P became a division of Connectiv, the Business Information Association, and will be an important part of Connectiv's mission to foster innovation and collaboration by bringing together leading content, technology, and data companies.​​

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