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Community Associations (CA) Day - November 7, 2020 - Virtual Online Event
Community Associations (CA) Day - November 7, 2020 - Virtual Online Event

Community Associations (CA) Day

Washington’s Largest Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show For Community Associations

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Virtual Event From 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Educating the Leaders of Washington’s Condominium & Homeowner Associations

About CA Day

Community Associations Day, commonly referred to as CA Day, is Washington’s largest educational conference and trade show for condominium and homeowner associations and community managers – it’s often referred to as a home show for condos and HOAs. This annual event is in its 33rd year. Participation has grown from 25 initial attendees to 800+ condominium and HOA representatives and businesses.

This year, CA Day will be a virtual event including 75 industry-specific exhibitors in the virtual trade show, 12 education based breakout sessions in webinar format, many networking opportunities to have your association’s questions answered by professionals and peers.

Thank You To Our Program Sponsor!

Pacific Rim Investment & Management Enterprises, Inc. (P.R.I.M.E.) - Logo

Date & Time

November 7
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Online Virtual Event

Homeowners & Managers

WSCAI Member Pricing:
$45 thru 10/16*; $55 thru 10/30; $75 after 10/30

Non-Member Pricing:
$59 thru 10/16*; $79 thru 10/30; $109 after 10/30

Register By Midnight On October 16 To Receive A $5 Coffee eCard
& $15 GrubHub Credit!

Business Partners (Non-Exhibiting)

WSCAI Member Pricing:
$75 thru 10/16; $85 thru 10/30; $105 after 10/30

Non-Member Pricing:
$119 thru 10/16; $129 thru 10/30; $149 after 10/30

CA Day Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Presented By:

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Virtual Coffee & Networking
Break With Exhibitors
Thank You Virtual Coffee Sponsors!
Join The Following Sponsors At Their Booths For A Virtual Coffee:
(Receive a $5 eCard for coffee if you register for CA Day by October 16th!)

Coffee Break Sponsors:
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
Heritage Bank
The Copeland Group

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1 (Select One)

Can I Do That? The Reach (and Limits) of Board Power

Presented By:

Board members often rightly wonder how far their authority extends, and what powers the members have. This murky topic needs illumination. Can the members by special meeting act on issues that are within the board’s authority (such as budget adoption), or must they stay in their lane? What can boards do by resolution and rule without amendment of the governing documents? Can boards borrow money without owner approval? Can boards make major repair decisions without owner approval? This presentation will address the reach and the limits of board power in condominiums and HOAs, and the corresponding reach and limits of homeowner authority, and include discussion of remedies for board overreach.

Difficult vs Different: Leading Diverse Communities In Our Changing World

Presented By:

As the number of owners within associations grows in the Puget Sound area, so does the diverse makeup of each of these neighborhoods. As these neighborhoods become more diverse, they are likely to stay that way, creating opportunities to have interactions with our neighbors that are sometimes very different from what we may be used to. Join us for a discussion on our changing neighborhoods and cultural differences and how understanding the way our neighbors approach these can lead to fewer problems, fewer compliance issues and more understanding.

Budgets, Financials & Audits Oh My!

Presented By:

The budget is an important financial tool, but it is also a way to communicate with the members of the Association. What does this mean? It is a way to look forward and plan for operating and reserve projects while reviewing the history of a community in order to make informed and educated budgeting decisions. What should you do to manage the financial affairs in your communities? Financial reports are another valuable resource, but one people often do not know how to read. We will focus on cash vs. accrual accounting – the difference between the two and what state law requires. We will help Board Members and Managers alike understand how they can use financial reports to their advantage in budgeting and expense planning. While audit requirements for common interest communities are outlined in state law, oftentimes people do not know what they mean for their communities. This session will help Board Members and Managers better understand how to review their audits and the steps to take throughout the year in order to obtain a clean audit.

Respecting Boundaries In Condominiums

Presented By:

Understanding the boundaries between a unit and the common elements is critical to properly allocate maintenance, repair costs, insurance obligations, and reconstruction responsibility within a condominium. What constitutes the Unit, and what is common, is frequently misunderstood, and results in cost allocations that may seem illogical or unfair. Mixed use properties, or sub associations within condominiums, present complex questions about what owner’s or an association’s obligations are. When there are damage events, vendors, managers and owners frequently combine costs into a single repair invoice, because they don’t understand the boundaries of the units. Obligations to perform work, insure, and pay for different parts of the property may vary from community to community. We will cover the default under the three different statutes which govern condominiums in Washington state, and how individual condominium declarations may change those boundaries. This presentation is specific to condominium communities.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break With Exhibitors

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2 (Select One)

Dealing With Difficult Homeowners: Can’t We Just All Get Along?

Presented By:

For many Board members, the biggest obstacle may be in dealing with difficult homeowners. Often, the one size fits all approach does not work. Knowing what type of personality, one is dealing with is key in helping Board members deal with challenging homeowners. This session will help Board members gain new skills and become aware of: different personality types and how to identify them; strategies that can be targeted toward certain homeowner behaviors; a protocol for addressing and responding to complaints timely and in writing or in person if necessary; when to consult legal counsel to discuss more formal options that may be available when nothing else works. Case studies will also be discussed with resolution that helped level out confrontation.

Natural Disasters Don’t Have To Mean The End Of The World:
Preparing For Earthquakes, Floods, Storms & Their Aftermath

Presented By:

Natural disasters are seemingly becoming an all too often occurrence and their destructiveness rivets us to the nightly news and online media. In fact, Washington State continues to be is one of the most likely places for an earthquake to occur and is prone to flooding, wildfires, and even windstorms and significant hail. Is your association and board prepared if disaster strikes? Failing to plan is planning to fail in the aftermath of devastation and at a time of immense stress and anxiety. The panel of experts will outline proactive steps an association might implement to best prepare for a disaster. These include transferring risk to others, knowing your governing documents and the laws and regulations that might impact your association, emergency planning for both property and life protection, and involving your community. When pandemonium ensues following a disaster, what are the steps and considerations an association should take to rebuild the community and to ensure the best outcome for the owners? Who should be on your team and who sets the priorities? What, if any, is the involvement of FEMA and other government entities at this time? These considerations and more will be shared by the panel to give a practical blueprint of how best to prepare for a disaster.

Reserve Study Basics, & Beyond

Presented By:

Reserve studies are a foundational tool for Common Interest Communities, and many other real estate developments, serving as a planning framework for their largest repair and replacement expenses over the years. They are also an important disclosure document for existing owners, and prospective buyers, leveling the playing field as they assess the financial health of competing properties in the marketplace. It is therefore critical that the information contained within them be based upon widely accepted standards, easily understandable, well-conceived, and communicated. This class will cover the fundamentals of reserve study creation, purposes and uses, as well as introducing more advanced topics such as: affordable housing as it relates to CIC’s, managing and leveraging reserves in tough economic times, and how reserves ultimately affect both peace of mind in the community, and unit sales prices. Use of sample / actual study screenshots, and property photographs will serve to not only reinforce the concepts being taught, but also to familiarize the audience with formatting and act as an aid in finding the “three key results” within any reserve study, regardless of the service provider.

Alternatives To Litigation:
Alternative Dispute Resolution & The Community Association

Presented By:

There is no doubt that resolving disputes through litigation can be costly and potentially budget-busting for community associations. The cost to an association in terms of time and resources can be enormous. In addition, litigation can create problems in maintaining community goodwill. As an alternative to traditional litigation, however, community associations can look to methods of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) to lower the costs, maintain the privacy of the dispute, and shorten the time needed to reach a resolution. In this program, Richard Davis and Todd Egland bring their years of experience in litigating disputes in and outside the courtroom to unpack the sometimes-confusing process of alternative dispute resolution. In this program, you will discover what ADR is and is not, the different types of ADR that are available, the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and how to go about selecting a method to resolve a dispute.

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Lunch & Networking
Break With Exhibitors
Thank You Virtual Lunch Sponsors!

Join The Following Sponsors At Their Booths For A Virtual Lunch Break:
(Receive $15 GrubHub credit for lunch if you register for CA Day by October 16th!)

Lunch Break Sponsors:
Agynbyte LLC
Integrity Group
RDH Building Science
U.S. Bank

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3 (Select One)

Smoke, Stink, Stomping, & Other Neighborly Pleasantries:
Living Floor-To-Ceiling/Wall-To-Wall In Community Associations

Presented By:

With more of our time being spent at home during the recent pandemic, our neighbors’ habits and other actions are becoming more a part of our lives than we would like. This presentation will examine the laws and practical solutions surrounding behavioral violations and other activities, such as the unauthorized installation of hardwood floors, the legal smoking of marijuana by adults in condominium units, the non-stop stench from neighboring homes, and other pleasantries associated with living in condominium and homeowners associations.

Lessons & Trends From COVID-19


A panel discussion with professionals — a lawyer, an insurance professional, a construction consultant, and a manager — on lessons learned from COVID-19 and how we can use that knowledge to help plan for, respond to, and recover from major disruptions and natural disasters in the future.

Water Leaks & Insurance Coverage

Presented By:

One of the most frequent sources of consternation in our communities is damage caused by water. It springs from broken pipes and cascades through faulty windows. It seeps into walls and under floorboards. It causes many disagreements about what repairs should be completed by whom and who is responsible for footing the bill. In order to be successful in the war on water, communities need to be both proactive and efficiently reactive. We’ve assembled a team with a wide variety of perspectives to discuss how to prepare your communities for water events – including how to interpret a community’s governing documents and what amendments might be beneficial – and how to respond once everything starts getting all wet – including enlisting mitigation help and navigating an insurance claim.

Best Practices For Planning & Completing Capital Improvement Projects

Presented By:

Many critical success factors go into planning for a capital improvement project and if you don’t know the importance of being prepared, you might end up paying the price. With the impact of many individuals working from home due to the 2020 pandemic, it is reasonable that a significant amount of pressure has been added to your building overtime. Want to make improvements to your building in 2021? Join us to learn why and what makes the planning process lengthy and gain insight on sustaining and improving your community’s infrastructure in conjunction with construction, project timelines and the finances involved.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break With Exhibitors

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Prize Drawings

Closing Remarks Presented By:

We will be playing a virtual game during the event. Exciting prizes are up for grabs!
Must be present during prize drawings to win.

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CA Day Exhibitors:

Thank You To Our Premium Exhibitors!

Premium Tier 1 Exhibitors

Barker Martin
CAU (Community Associations Underwriters)
RW Anderson Services
ServPro Edmonds, Lynnwood, & Bellevue West

Premium Tier 2 Exhibitors

Charter Construction
HUB International NW
ServPro Of Seattle Northwest

Premium Tier 3 Exhibitors

Alliance Association Bank
Association Reserves WA
Pacific Premier Bank

Thank You To Our Exhibitors!

1st Security Bank
AAA Fire Protection
Agynbyte LLC
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
AmFam – Steve Weidenbach Agency
Armadillo Painting Co.
Arrive Home, LLC
Black Diamond Renovators LLC
BrightView Landscape Services
Brookstone Landscape & Design
Cascades Cleanup & Restoration
CatchAll Environmental
CDK Construction Services
CIT – Community Association Banking
Columbia Bank
Condominium Law Group, PLLC
Diaz Maintenance & Construction
Elevator & Electrical Support Company LLC
Emerald Management & Consulting
Evergreen ID Systems
Evolution Architecture
Fischer Restoration & Fischer Plumbing
Harris Company
Heritage Bank
Integrity Group
J2 Building Consultants
Jimmy’s Roofing
Joint Partners
Malarkey Roofing Products
McBride Construction
McLeod Construction
Morrison Hershfield
Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC
NLS/Signature Landscape Services
OAC Services
Pacific Development Advisors
Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
Precision Concrete Cutting
Rafel Law Group
RDH Building Science
Reserve Consultants LLC
Roofing 101
Ruff Construction Inc.
Stein, Sudweeks & Stein PLLC
Superior Cleaning
The Flood Guys
Townhouse Painters
U.S. Bank
Vial Fotheringham LLP
Vote HOA Now
Washington Energy Services
WPI Communities, AAMC
Yardi Breeze

CA Day Presenters:

Opening & Closing Speakers

Anthony L. (“Tony”) Rafel, Esq.
Managing Partner - Rafel Law Group, PLLC
Jackie Davis
Marketing & Business Development Manager - Fischer Restoration & Fischer Plumbing

Sessions 1A – 1D Presenters 

Anthony L. (“Tony”) Rafel, Esq.
Managing Partner - Rafel Law Group, PLLC
Caitlin Traub, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Large Scale & Active Adult Practice Lead - Trestle Community Management
Jeremy Newman, CPA
Owner - Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC
Ken Harer, CCAL
Managing Partner - Condominium Law Group, PLLC
Kristen Ledbetter, CMCA, AMS
Senior Community Manager - Trestle Community Management
Lena Barouh
Associate Attorney - Condominium Law Group
Melissa Guyott, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Owner - Ponderosa Community Management
Vanessa Tilberg, CMCA, AMS
Operations Manager - Trestle Community Management

Sessions 2A-2D Presenters

Alicia M. Graham, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Community Association Manager - CWD Group, Inc. AAMC
Daniel Stein, Esq.
Partner - Stein, Sudweeks & Stein
Duncan Kirk, CIC, CIRMS
Senior Vice President - HUB International
Jerry H. Stein, Esq.
Managing Partner & Founder - Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC
Jim Talaga, RS
President - Association Reserves, WA
Justin D. Sudweeks, Esq.
Partner - Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC
Richard A. Davis III, Esq.
Attorney - Chmelik, Sitkin & Davis, P.S.
Theresa Torgesen, Esq.
Attorney - Sage Community Law
Todd Egland, Esq.
Attorney - Chmelik Sitkin & Davis, P.S.

Sessions 3A-3D Presenters

Amy S. Clements, ARM, CIRMS
Marketing Manager - Community Association Underwriters (CAU)
Anthony Young
Insurance Repair Manager - RW Anderson Services
David Hossfeld
Vice President - SageWater
David Schmidt
Technician & Project Manager - Fischer Restoration & Plumbing
Denise Dana, RS
Principal - Reserve Consultants LLC
Greg Floyd
HUB International NW
Michael D. Brandt
Principal - Brandt Law Group
Timothy Feth, Esq.
Associate Attorney - Rafel Law Group, PLLC
Valerie Oman, Esq.
Partner Attorney - Condominium Law Group
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  • HUB - HOA and Condo Solutions
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