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 2022 National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in Denver. CAI showcased its expertise as the leading international authority on the community association housing model to hundreds of 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 1,500 pieces of legislation that directly impact 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 and how condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives are regulated such as through uniform acts adopted at the state level.

Condominium safety public policies and diversity and equity efforts by community associations were at the forefront of the team’s discussions with state legislators. Staff shared CAI’s Condominium Safety Public Policy, as well as CAI’s diversity, equity and inclusion guides and resources 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.

Each year CAI surveys Legislative Action Committees (LAC) and invites members to gather data on legislative and regulatory priorities across the country. We are constantly researching, predicting, and developing legislative priorities impacting the community association industry. Please help us better understand the legislative issues you see and anticipate in your state by taking this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022legislativecheckin

CAI benefits from the homeowner leaders, community managers, and business partners who serve on their respective state 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 you can share with your elected officials.

Phoebe E. Neseth, Esq.

Phoebe E. Neseth, Esq.

Director of Government and Public Affairs and the College of Community Association Lawyers

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