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CAI Welcomes Second Oregon Chapter

2/6/2017  -  Falls Church, VA

Central Oregon Regional Becomes CAI’s 62nd Local Chapter Worldwide

Feb. 6, 2017 — Falls Church, VA — Community Associations Institute (CAI), a leading authority in community association governance, education, and management is proud to announce the establishment of a second Oregon Chapter serving the eastside of the Cascade Range. The new CAI Chapter will be known as Central Oregon Regional and headquartered in Bend, Oregon.

CAI’s Central Oregon Regional Chapter now joins 62 CAI chapters in the United States, Canada and South Africa. Additionally, these chapters work closely with housing leaders in a number of other countries including Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Spain and the United Kingdom. 

Today, housing in the Central Oregon area, consists of community associations with single family homes and master planned communities. A recent uptick in growth, combined with new land development laws is beginning to spur additional construction of townhome and condominium communities.

“As we witness the phenomenal housing growth in eastern Oregon, CAI believes the expansion of a second Oregon Chapter will allow us to better serve the 750,000 Oregonians living in community associations,” said Crystal Wallace, CAE, CAI’s vice president of membership and chapter relations. Wallace added, “CAI’s unsurpassed education, resources and advocacy will help guide and support the thousands of homeowner volunteers, community managers and businesses who work and live in these thriving communities.”

For more than forty years, CAI has offered comprehensive online and classroom education and training to homeowners, professional managers and business partners, worldwide. Through the Central Oregon Regional Chapter, the local business community, government leaders, and others will benefit from CAI resources. In addition to training and development, the Central Oregon Regional Chapter offers members the opportunity to attend networking and social events.

“We are excited to bring a second CAI Chapter to Oregon and we look forward to fostering collaboration among local professionals and homeowners,” said the Organizing Committee spokesman Stephen Herr,  of the CAI Central Oregon Regional Council. “As community association housing continues to increase throughout the state, we now have the opportunity to assess the success and challenges of these communities and highlight achievements that can be modeled worldwide.”

“We believe CAI’s 62 local Chapters and the communities they represent are the backbone of community association living,” said Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s chief executive officer. “By 2030, approximately one-third of all homeowners will reside in a community association. And over the next decade, common-interest communities increasingly will serve multiple generations and ethnicities. By establishing this new chapter, CAI remains focused on making community associations preferred places to call home.” 

CAI Central Oregon Regional Chapter’s inaugural committee members include: 

● Stephen Herr, Broken Top Community Association, PCAM 
● Catherine Smith, Aperion Management Group, PCAM 
● Greg Coxey, Vial Fotheringham
● Terrie Harris, HOA Management Inc. 
● Tami MacLeod, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

For additional information about Community Associations Institute, please visit For additional information on the Central Oregon Regional Chapter, contact us (541) 719-8224 or email


About Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization founded in 1973 to foster competent, responsive community associations through research, training and education. CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 34,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. We work to identify and meet the evolving needs of the professionals and volunteers who serve associations, by being a trusted forum for the collaborative exchange of knowledge and information, and by helping our members learn, achieve and excel. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home. For more information, visit

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