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What You Need To Know About CAI

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

The Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an international membership organization that is dedicated to building better communities and has more than 33,500 members and works in partnerships with 60 chapters.

CAI’s mission is to provide homeowner volunteers who govern communities, as well as those who support them, with information, education and resources. According to this Hickory property management company CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

Dedicated members who are responsible for fashioning the future of its ever growing organization, its chapters and the community association marketplace, lead the way for CAI.

Heading up CAI’s governing body is its 15-member Board of Trustees, which includes members from all across the United States. One of them is our own General Manager Joe Wise,. Joe, holds the CMCA® (Certified Manager of Community Associations), AMS® (Association Management Specialist) and PCAM® (Professional Community Association Manager).Wise Property Solutions is also East Tennessee’s only AAMC® (Accredited Association Management Company).

The CAI Board of Trustees is supported by three Membership Representation Groups (MRGs), elected members who give their constituencies a voice in crafting CAI policies and work to ensure that CAI provides services and benefits valued by members.

The CAI serves community associations and homeowners by:

  • Providing them with seminars, workshops, conferences and educational programs, most of which lead to professional designations for community managers and other industry professionals.

  • Publishing the largest collection of resources available on community association management and governance, including website content, books, guides, Common Ground magazine and specialized newsletters.

  • Advocating on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals before legislators, regulatory bodies and courts.

  • Conducting research and serving as an international clearinghouse for information, innovations and best practices in community association development, governance and management.

The CAI, whose mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, believe homeowner and condominium associations must exceed the expectations of their residents. In order to attain that goal, the CAI is dedicated to identifying and meeting the needs of professionals and volunteers who serve associations, by being a trusted forum for the collaborative exchange of information and by helping members learn, achieve and excel.

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