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Canyon Lake to Host September Workshop for Large-Scale Community Managers

9/1/2004  -  Alexandria, VA

Community Associations Institute's annual workshop for managers of large-scale communities, beginning September 22 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA, features professional education, site tours, networking, golf, historical attractions and more.

The workshop is being hosted by Canyon Lake Property Owners Association, a 4,800-home community built around a 383-acre lake with almost 15 miles of shoreline.

The event includes a tour of the Canyon Lake property, a gated community of 11,000 residents that features an 18-hole golf course, equestrian center, state-of-the-art swimming facility, 7.5-acre campground, and a lake-front lodge with a restaurant, meeting rooms and a performance stage.

Educational sessions will address establishing asset management systems, taking advantage of career advancement opportunities, enforcing amended CC&Rs, and using technology and an intranet to facilitate communication.

The opening speaker is George Campbell, also known as comedian Joe Malarkey, a man often described as very excited about some extremely bad ideas.

"Managing a large-scale community is a unique and demanding challenge, one that requires specialized knowledge and skills," says Dawn Bauman, staff liaison to CAI's Large-Scale Managers Committee. "This workshop is historically successful because it targets the specific needs and interests of large-scale community managers. Beyond the education and picturesque location, this is the best opportunity to spend time with those who face the same challenges and share similar experiences."

CAI's Large-Scale Managers Committee addresses the educational needs and resources that professionals require to manage large-scale community associations.

For more information or to register for the workshop, go to:

The workshop has been approved for the 15-point continuing education requirements for the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) certification and the education credit toward the following designation requirements: Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), Association Management Specialist (AMS) and Large-Scale Manager (LSM).

CAI is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. The 16,000-member organization, which includes 55 regional, state and local chapters, represents professional community managers, community association volunteer leaders (homeowners), management companies, and businesses and professionals who serve these communities. Member services include educational resources, advocacy, professional designations, books and periodicals, conferences and seminars.

More than 50 million Americans live in an estimated 260,000 homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities.

Phone: 703-970-9235