Following closely on the heels of its success with "Self-Management: A Guide for the Small Community Association," in 2000, Community Associations Press, the publishing division of Community Associations Institute (CAI), has announced that it has released a completely revised, expanded, and updated second edition on November 1st.
According to Debra Lewin, CAI's Director of Publications, "Self-managing, volunteer boards of small community associations face the challenge of having to both govern and manage their communities. The first edition of 'Self-Management' was extremely well received because it skillfully combined practical guidance from these two very different directions—something no other book on community association management has done."
The second edition has a new chapter specifically addressing this unique role of the self-managing board, and significant information has been added to the chapters on financial management, insurance, meetings, communications, and taking over from the developer. Chapters outlining legal considerations have been updated to reflect recent changes in federal and state regulations, and an annotated list of related resources has been added to each chapter. Also new to the second edition is an appendix containing more than a dozen model documents, sample forms, and helpful checklists.
"Self-Management" also provides information on governing documents, enforcing rules, working with professionals, maintenance, public policy, and important legal considerations like fair housing and fair debt collection.
Dozens of community association professionals and industry experts contributed their expertise to both editions of this useful reference guide.
To order of copy of "Self-Management: A Guide for the Small Community Association, 2nd edition," call CAI at 703-548-8600 or fax your order to 240-524-2424. You can also mail your order to 225 Reinekers Lane, Ste. 300, Alexandria, VA 22314. Item 5664. The price for the second edition remains the same as for the first: retail $50.00, CAI members $30.00. An excerpt of the guide and online ordering are available.
The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to provide education and resources to America's 231,000 community associations—condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives. CAI members include homeowners, associations and the professionals who provide products and services to them.
For members and general inquiries, contact the
CAI Member Service Center:Phone: 703-970-9220
MEDIA CONTACT: Amy RepkePhone: 703-970-9239