Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association governance, management, and education, announced the recipients of CAI’s highest honors at the annual awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the 2019 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW, May 15-18, in Orlando, Fla. The honors salute individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership to advance community association living.
Award of Excellence in Government and Public Affairs
Honoring a volunteer or volunteers whose efforts have advanced the government and public affairs initiatives of CAI and its members, this year’s winners are the homeowner leaders serving on CAI’s legislative action committees.
“On behalf of the CAI homeowner leader members who are recognized with the Award of Excellence in Government Affairs, I want to thank the CAI Board of Trustees for recognizing the importance of active engagement by homeowner leaders in all areas of the organization, especially in the legislative arena,” says Mary Molina-Macfie, an active homeowner on the CAI Florida Legislative Alliance and a city commissioner in Weston, Fla.
Homeowner leaders are always the minority stakeholders on legislative action committees, which also consist of attorneys, managers, and other professionals who deal with legal issues impacting community associations on a daily basis. Armed with the responsibility of helping other professionals understand how these laws impact their community associations, homeowner leaders have the most important job of being the highly valuable constituent voice to legislators. CAI’s political effectiveness hinges on a connection between legislators and their constituents. Homeowner leaders are the core of the community association housing model and are the critical connection for CAI’s effective advocacy efforts.
This year, we honor each of the following homeowner leaders who volunteered their time and talent to CAI’s legislative action committees: