Summer is almost here, and that means legislative recesses and state session adjournments. This is the perfect time for advocates like you to engage with your elected officials at all levels of government by inviting them to attend your community association events, your board meeting, or asking to meet with them at their district office to discuss priority issues for your community. We’re launching our annual Constituents in Your Communities campaign to help support your outreach efforts. Throughout 2019, we will share helpful tips and tricks to build and strengthen your relationships with your elected officials so they become knowledgeable and more supportive of the diverse issues that impact community associations.
Community associations are subject to state laws that control how associations are developed, governed and managed. This state-based statutory framework has proven successful because it is predicated on the principle of local control over land-use and property decisions. While the community association housing model has a state statutory framework, there are federal issues impacting community associations. Therefore, we’ve identified federal priorities for 2019.