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advocacyCAI is your link to legislatures, regulatory bodies, and the courts. CAI’s Government & Public Affairs Department promotes the organizations’ public policies and represents the interests of community association residents and professionals before the United States Congress, federal agencies and a multitude of other policy setting bodies.

Additionally, as state and local governments grow more active, your staff works in close coordination with CAI’s state Legislative Action Committees (LACs) and local chapters to protect members’ interests before law and regulation makers closer to home.

CAI is also very active in preparing amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in federal and state cases that address issues of significant importance in community association law. This aspect of CAI’s overall government and public affairs program is vital to preserve the legal rights of community associations and their homeowners.

Legislative Action Committees (LACs) exist to represent the interests of, and to provide regular communications to, CAI members and chapters located within their boundaries with respect to state legislative, regulatory, and amicus curiae activities of relevance to the creation and operation of community associations. LAC delegates are nominated by the chapters and by the LAC itself, and volunteer their time and energy to benefit all CAI members.

CAI has an online contribution system to help LACs fundraise. LACs may support fundraising efforts by encouraging members and non-members to contribute at All major credit cards are accepted, and LACs will receive the contributions with the monthly advocacy support fee check. We will provide the list of contributors to the LACs through the monthly advocacy reporting process.

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Rafel Law Group PLLC

Law Offices of James L. Strichartz

Banking & Financial Services

Alliance Association Bank
Craig Huntington: 888-734-4567
Judy Nordstrom: 296-327-0496

Columbia Bank


Charter Construction

Morrison Hershfield

Ruff Construction

RW Anderson Services
Seattle/Eastside: 206-778-4100
South Puget Sound: 253-335-8888


Community Association Underwriters (CAU)
Amy Clements, ARM, CIRMS:
Dianna Kaspar, CIC, CIRMS:

Farmers/Galluzzo Insurance Agency

Management Companies:

Yalnes, Inc.
Seattle: 206-708-7777
Tacoma: 253-358-2000

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Association Reserves


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