CAI’s Government and Public Affairs team joined more than 200 organizations—including corporations, federal, state, and local government agencies, trade associations, special interest groups, and consulting firms—this week as an exhibitor at the 2023 National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in Indianapolis. CAI showcased its expertise as the leading international authority on the community association housing model to more than 3,000 state legislators, their staff, federal officials, and other attendees representing all 50 states and 20 countries, while also developing new relationships with influential state government officials.
With more than 2,000 pieces of legislation directly impacting community associations tracked each year, face-to-face interaction with lawmakers who shape public policy that affects our communities is critical. Through this invaluable networking experience, CAI discussed current legislative priorities with state leaders and provided them with an understanding of the community association housing model.
Condominium safety public policies, diversity, and equity efforts were at the forefront of our team’s discussions with state legislators. Staff shared CAI’s Condominium Safety Public Policy, as well as CAI’s resources on rights and responsibilities for better communities with legislators and staffers. We will follow up with these legislators’ offices and their respective LACs to ensure we continue to cultivate relationships at every level of the industry through a webinar this fall.
CAI also encouraged legislators and their staff to directly connect with community associations in their district through CAI’s Constituents in Your Communities program. This program allows CAI communities to invite state and federal elected officials and their staff to association events in their district to get to know their constituents, experience their local community spirit, and learn which issues are important to communities.
CAI benefits from the homeowner leaders, community managers, and business partners who serve on their respective state legislative action committees (LACs). These LACs advocate for laws that support effective governance and oppose ill-advised legislation that is detrimental to the community association housing model. We provide legislators and their staff with information and resources on how to better serve their constituents living in community associations.
Click here to view CAI’s advocacy resources, which you can share with your elected officials.