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COVID-19 & Community Associations:

Resources for You & Your Community

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Welcome to WSCAI!

WSCAI is the Washington State chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI). CAI is the only national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Our mission is to assist community associations in promoting harmony, community, and responsible leadership. We believe that providing board members, managers, and homeowners the knowledge to better run their associations, they can turn “owners” into “neighbors,” increasing harmony, and leading to more prosperous, safer communities.

What We Do

Education

WSCAI provides members with educational resources by offering seminars, workshops, conferences and educational programs, most leading to professional designations for community managers and other industry professionals. 

Advocacy

WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) works on legislative and regulatory matters, advocating in Olympia WA, on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals.

Involvement

WSCAI encourages chapter involvement through committees made up of volunteer members working together to address various areas within WSCAI, giving these members an opportunity to help shape our chapter.

What WSCAI Has To Offer

Upcoming Event

LAC Virtual 5k

LAC Virtual 5k

Join us from October 26-30 for the LAC Virtual 5k! Hosted by the Community Outreach Committee to help raise raise $5K for WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC). Walk, run, bike, swim, sit on couch and support the LAC! Take a photo during your activity and share on social media with the hashtag, #whatisthisthingcalledLAC to help us trend the event!

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Upcoming Event

CA Day 2020

CA Day 2020

Community Associations Day is Washington’s largest educational conference and trade show for condo and HOAs. CA Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020 as an online virtual event.

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Upcoming Event

Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation 2020

Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation 2020

The 2020 Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation is WSCAI’s premier event where our many Chapter volunteers are acknowledged, the 2020 Chapter Award winners are celebrated, and the election results for the 2021 open Board positions are announced. Join us at this virtual networking celebration Friday, November 6, 2020, beginning at 5 p.m.

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Blog/News

Coronavirus Introduces New Legal Considerations for Common-Interest Communities

Coronavirus Introduces New Legal Considerations for Common-Interest Communities

The novel coronavirus compelled communities to confront a number of new challenges with legal implications. The overarching challenge has been for an association to figure out its role in a completely new type of environment.

Blog: SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program: Coronavirus Relief Act Offers Loans to Management Companies, Others

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program: Coronavirus Relief Act Offers Loans to Management Companies, Others

Management companies and other vendors hit hard by the coronavirus may have some relief headed their way. On Friday, April 3, 2020, the application process opens for the Small Business Administrations’ Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). This $350 billion emergency program is part of the federal government’s $2 trillion federal coronavirus relief package, officially known as the CARES Act.

LAC End of Session Update 2020

LAC End of Legislative Session Report 2020

Washington’s 2020 Legislative Session ended on March 12. The Washington State Chapter of Community Associations Institute (WSCAI) had a very successful year. The bills described below and outcomes noted are a small snapshot of the hundreds of hours of work by WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and the Chapter’s professional lobbyists to advance the interests of homeowners living in community associations in Washington State.

Coronavirus & Community Associations - COVID-19 Illustration from the CDC's Press Kit

Coronavirus & Community Associations

In Washington State, at least 19 people in King and Snohomish counties had been diagnosed with COVID-19 (as of noon Monday), and 9 people have died. CAI is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on community associations on a national level, while WSCAI is monitoring on the local level.

The Best 4 Financial Reports For HOAs & Condo Communities

The Best 4 Financial Reports For HOAs & Condo Communities

I hear it all the time, the board gets a stack of paper reports but doesn’t look at them. The reason why? I suspect information overload and not knowing what to look for in each report. It can be overwhelming for a community board member that isn’t used to looking at financial reports.

Webinars

Pop-Up Webinar #3:
COVID-19 & Common Interest Communities

Re-Opening Your Community During Covid-19: Requirements & Unknowns

A panel of professionals discuss and provide some guidance about re-opening in the midst of the pandemic

Advocacy

Legislative Action Committee

Support the LAC!

WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) works on legislative and regulatory matters, advocating in Olympia, WA, on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals within Washington State. Your contribution is critical in helping the LAC fulfill their advocacy mission, communicate with members and policy makers, raise their profile at state capitols, and retain the services of professionals who help CAI shape the debate concerning issues important to community associations and the professionals that serve them.

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What People Are Saying About WSCAI

Nancy K. CannanNancy K. Cannan CIRMS

Retired ~ Executive Vice President – Marketing, CAU (Community Association Underwriters)

“Membership participation and advertising as a member of WSCAI is an effective way to connect with the board members that make buying decisions for their associations and the community association managers who influence those decisions. It’s one of the best marketing tools we have!”

Ken HarerKen Harer

Attorney, Condominium Law Group

“I have been a member of WSCAI for more than 18 years, as a construction consultant, and as an attorney serving community associations with construction litigation, collections, and general counsel needs. I believe in this organization because of the shared resources it provides to the board members and managers of these communities, and the education it provides to help them manage the millions of dollars of property they are in charge of, and to serve their membership.”

Gil PriceGil Price

Executive Director, Condominium Law Group

“As the 2008 WSCAI Chapter President and a member since 2003, I belong to WSCAI because it provides resources and educational opportunities for people living in a Condo or HOA, and for professionals working in our industry. It’s key to surround yourself with WSCAI industry professionals to assist you in the management of your multi-million dollar corporation, otherwise known as your Condo or HOA. Giving back to the community in which I live and work is important to me.”

Catherine KhunCatherine Kuhn, CPA

Firm Director, Newman & Company, CPA, PC

“We want to contribute to the industry from which we benefit. Our mantra is ‘Education’ — of the boards, the managers, and our staff. We enjoy teaching at WSCAI events and have met wonderful people. And ultimately, we are successful when our clients and staff are educated.”

Find a Service Provider for Your Community

Are you looking for a community manager, contractor, insurance provider
or another service for your HOA or condominium?

Find a Service Provider for Your Community

Are you looking for a community manager, contractor, insurance provider or another service for your HOA or condominium?

  • HUB - HOA and Condo Solutions
  • Newman & Associates Ad 2020
  • Rafel Law Group
  • Barker Martin
  • The Copeland Group, LLC
  • Condominium Law Group, PLLC - General Counsel & Collection Services - Partners Ken Harer & Valerie Oman - Phone: (206) 633-1520 Website: www.condolaw.net

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Calendar

October 2020

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  • Board Meeting
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  • The Perfect Work Day! Webinar
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  • Business Partners Comm Mtg
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