June 13, 2022 — Falls Church, Va. — Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international advocate for condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives announces that June 13 will be recognized as International Community Association Managers Day.
On Monday, CAI will celebrate and recognize the more than 55,000 community association managers in the U.S. and thousands more worldwide. As the professional backbone of homeowners associations and condominium communities, community managers have a special set of skills and expertise that are essential to successful operations and governance. This day is dedicated to them.
Community association managers have a tremendous impact on the functionality of the community association housing model because of their professional knowledge in fiscal management, urban planning, facility maintenance, and community development. Through their virtuosity and specialization, community associations have become preferred places to call home.
Over the past 50 years, the community association management industry has experienced tremendous growth. An industry that began with a few managers with little experience has exploded into a popular career path with tremendous opportunities for advancement and professional development.
In the U.S., there are more than 355,000 community associations housing roughly 74 million Americans, according to the Foundation for Community Association Research. Many of these communities rely on the support and knowledge of their community managers to meet the needs of their residents and ensure that the homeowner leaders who govern the associations succeed.
“Community managers showed inspiring resilience during the past two years dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. As community leaders, they provided guidance, resources, and support to navigate state and federal health and safety protocols and shutdowns," says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. “Facing these unexpected challenges proved to be a difficult task, but community association managers worked hard to manage resident expectations and provide them with the comfort of knowing they were not alone through these difficult times."
Show your appreciation on June 13 for community managers who create a sense of belonging, support, and purpose within the communities they serve. We invite you to celebrate by using the hashtag #IntlCAMDay and by posting a picture of your manager on social media.
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 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 www.caionline.org, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial.
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