The Community Associations Institute (CAI) announced today the creation of a new recognition program which will "piggyback" onto the very successful National Community Association of the Year Awards (NCAYA). The Community Association Hall of Fame, comprised of past winners of the NCAYA who continue to maintain the standards of community association management, operations, and code of ethics established by CAI, will induct its first members in October. This new initiative will be sponsored by Realtec Incorporated, a resort/residential developer and accredited association management company (AAMC), located in Williamsburg, Va.
The decision to create this program was two-fold. First, it creates an honor category for former NCAYA winners that will recognize their continuing achievements. It also give former winners a new category in which to compete, rather than against new entrants in the NCAYA contest. This should help community associations enter the winner's circle and promote continued growth and development of the awards program. Also, recognizing the former winners on a continual basis encourages past winners to maintain the high standards of performance it took to win the NCAYA, as well as act as a s model of achievement and encouragement to other associations.
Entrance into the Community Association Hall of Fame is open to all past NCAYA winners. Once the association has proven that they meet the requirements, they will be notified and then inducted into the Hall of Fame at CAI's Fall National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Each inductee will receive a plaque, highlighting their membership in this elite group, and every two years, the association must reapply—confirming that they are continuing to meet the standards of excellence.
For more information about the Community Association Hall of Fame, or about the NCAYA program, please contact CAI Central at (703) 548-8600, or visit CAI's Web site.
The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to educate and represent the nation's 205,000 community associations—condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives. CAI members include homeowners, associations and related professionals and service providers.
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