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 2021 National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in Tampa, Fla. 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 being 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 was able to discuss current legislative priorities with state leaders and provide 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.

CAI also invited legislators and their staff to register for a Condominium Safety Public Policy Forum on Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. EST. This hour-long webinar will spotlight policy positions as well as information and resources on condominium safety developed by CAI to help concerned residents and board members understand structural integrity, maintenance, and reserves.

As an organization, CAI benefits from the homeowner leaders, community managers, and business partners who serve on their respective state legislative action committees. The LACs work tirelessly to advocate for laws that support more effective governance and oppose legislation that is ill-advised or detrimental to the community association housing model. Because of their efforts, we were able to 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 that 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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