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CA Day 2021

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Community Associations (CA) Day

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

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Washington State Convention Center
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Educating the Leaders of Washington’s Condominium & Homeowner Associations

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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 34rd year. Participation has grown from 25 initial attendees to 800+ condominium and HOA representatives and businesses.

We’re back to in-person this year! CA Day will offer nearly 100 industry-specific exhibitors and 11 educational breakout sessions for homeowners, board members and managers.

Thank You To Our Program Sponsor!

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When & Where

Saturday, October 9

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Washington State Convention Center

705 Pike St,
Seattle, WA 98101

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COVID-19 Safety

In an abundance of caution, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event will be required prior to entering the registration area.

WSCAI Member Pricing

Full Registration (Per Person)

Includes continental breakfast, seminars, lunch, trade show, reception and the opportunity to win many prizes.

Homeowners & Managers
After 9/30At The Door
Business Partners
After 9/30At The Door

Non-Member Pricing

Full Registration (Per Person)

Includes continental breakfast, seminars, lunch, trade show, reception and the opportunity to win many prizes.

Homeowners & Managers
After 9/30At The Door
Business Partners
After 9/30At The Door
Suitcasing Prohibited


CAI has a NO-TOLERANCE policy regarding “suitcasing,” which describes the practice of non-exhibiting companies or individuals soliciting sales or sales leads, and/or representing their services or soliciting seminar participants for conflicting social activities. Non-exhibiting business partners participating in the seminar as attendees or speakers are prohibited from soliciting business in or after sessions, or in the seminar location.

Violators of these policies will be ejected from CA Day if applicable, and charged $1,000, which must be paid prior to registering as an attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor at any future CAI events.

New & Gently Used Children’s Books Needed!

WSCAI’s Community Outreach Committee has organized a Book Drive in partnership with Mercy Housing NW. The committee is collecting new and gently used books for MHNW’s Homework Club.

Books will be collected in a drop box near check-in at CA Day. 

CA Day Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens
Thank You to Our CA Day Trade Show Bag Sponsors:

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1 (Select One)
[1A] OverBoard: How To Keep Your Community From Getting Lost At Sea

In this session, Kristen McCormick and Tim Hollingshead will discuss what the best boards have in common and how communities ultimately sink or float depending on the governing body’s ability to steer the ship. A good class for board members and managers alike!

Presented by:
Kristen McCormick, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Director of Business Development - Agynbyte LLC
Tim Hollingshead, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager - Morris Management, Inc., AAMC

[1B] The ABCs of Handling Disputes with Owners

At the heart of most disputes with unit owners is the fact that condominium ownership is significantly different than the ownership of a traditional single-family home. Owners are subject to statutes and various governing documents which require owners to give up a degree of freedom of choice. Conflict arises as people simply do not like being told what to do despite having agreed to live by certain rules. This presentation will address the common sources of conflict that cause owner disputes and will provide a toolbox for avoiding and resolving disputes. The presentation will also discuss common issues in governing documents that should be corrected in order to avoid conflict.

Presented by:

Daniel Stein, Esq.
Partner - Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC
Justin D. Sudweeks, Esq.
Partner - Stein, Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC

[1C] Reserve Studies: A Basic Refresher, Current Industry Trends and More!

In this action-packed session we will discuss all things reserve studies! We will start with a refresher of reserve study basics including which associations are required to have a reserve study, the different types of reserve studies and how the calculations in a study are done. We will also cover practical matters including budget disclosures, how to prepare for the reserve study site visit, how to use and implement your reserve study and current industry trends in project pricing and performance. This session will be fast paced and a great resource for those new to the industry and seasoned individuals alike.

Presented by:

Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS
President & Founder - Accurate Reserve Professionals, LLC

[1D] Are Your Home Market Values Being Impacted by Today's Technology Trends?

Intended for Board Members in Condominium communities. Technology advancements for buildings and services are continually improving. And the explosion of new buildings in our area are incorporating the latest technologies. As condominium homes in your community sell, do prospective buyers view your community as being old and behind the times?

Key things buyers are looking for today are ways to power their electric vehicle; how to prevent major water losses costing thousands of dollars; security and surveillance to prevent theft, and even to the point of how you welcome guests into your building. If these are not technologically current, then buyers may be looking elsewhere, impacting the values of homes in your community. Bob Brencic has experience managing community associations and is also on the Board of Directors for his community where these topics are being addressed, so he will provide a unique perspective on these topics few in the industry have.

Presented by:

Bob Brencic, CMCA, AMS, MBA
President & Owner - Trestle Community Management

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Exhibit Hall & Refreshment Break
Thank You to Our CA Day Breakfast Sponsors:

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2 (Select One)
[2A] Governing Documents & Board Resolutions: Understanding & Making These Tools Work for You

Join us to understand the difference between documents filed with the government and those adopted by an elected Board.

Recorded Declarations and CC&Rs state the rights and obligations of property owners and the Association. Articles and Bylaws should describe how owners make decisions and govern themselves. Resolutions (which include rules, regulations, and policies) document decisions of the Board to provide consistency in how things are done, or how the community looks.

We will discuss different kinds of resolutions, limits on the board’s authority to make resolutions, procedures for adopting, documenting, and publishing resolutions, and how to modify recorded documents to meet your needs. We will also discuss practical considerations for writing and adopting resolutions, and informing owners about them and enforcement.

Presented by:

Valerie Oman, Esq.
Partner Attorney - Condominium Law Group

[2B] Paving The Road To Disaster Preparedness With More Than Good Intentions

Is your community adequately prepared for a disaster or catastrophic incident? An earthquake is one of the most likely events to occur here in the northwest, but other disasters such as fire, flood, or civil unrest also have the potential to negatively impact an association and its members significantly, especially if there’s no plan in place.

Just thinking about disaster preparedness can feel a bit daunting, but we’ll provide you with a GPS for the road to successful disaster planning and preparedness. Whether you’ve never considered disaster planning, have some plans in place, or need tips on reviewing and keeping your disaster plan(s) up to date, rev up your engines and get ready to leave this seminar with the tools needed to map out your next steps for success.

Presented by:

Ann Hart
Advisor, Commercial Insurance - HUB International NW
Jackie Davis
Business Development Manager - BluSky
Kristen Ledbetter, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Senior Community Manager - Trestle Community Management

[2C] Finances, Financials & Reserves In Uncertain Times

After more than a year of a global pandemic, we are surrounded by uncertainty. Multiple fiscal stimulus programs, edge of your seat vaccination development and rollout, significant inflationary pressures, and some sectors of the economy likely to be forever changed. Steady and reliable management of the finances is a functional pillar within Common Interest Communities, and many other real estate developments. This class will explore ways to establish priorities, what to keep a close eye on, what may be in your blind spots, and how to communicate effectively with the owners.

Presented by three industry veterans in the accounting, banking and reserve planning fields, they will outline key objectives and strategies for managing your finances, including several “what-if” scenarios to consider as your future unfolds. What are your leading indicators? What options do you have within the framework of your governing documents, and industry best practices? What if you must levy a Special Assessment in a time of financial instability? These questions, and more, will be answered in this dynamic session.

Presented by:

Jeremy Newman, CPA
Owner - Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC
Jim Talaga, RS
President - Association Reserves WA
Kris Gjylameti
Vice President & Regional Account Executive - CIT – Community Association Banking

[2D] Facilitative Mediation: What It Is – How it Works – Why it Works

Attendees will learn about WSCAI’s Mediation Program, how to sign up for it, and how much it (doesn’t) cost. Through a practical demonstration, attendees will see how facilitative mediation works to resolve conflict and gain a greater understanding of dispute resolution principles and techniques that yield durable win-win outcomes for the participants. Attendees will also gain insight into how adopting a facilitative dispute resolution approach in your community may improve outcomes when problems arise, and how as managers, business owners, and community members you can improve your response to conflict and use that knowledge to head off problems before they develop into something major.

Presented by:

Jo Flannery, Esq.
Attorney - Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
Mary B. Reiten, Esq.
Senior Attorney - Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
Tony Rafel, Esq., CCAL
Managing Partner - Rafel Law Group, PLLC

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon & Exhibit Hall
Thank You to Our CA Day Luncheon Sponsors:

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3 (Select One)
[3A] Handling Common Nuisances & What Can Be Done To Resolve Them

Nuisances can be a common hazard when living in a condominium or HOA. This presentation will help you to define what a nuisance is as well as what constitutes a nuisance based on Washington Statutes. We’ll cover what a typical nuisance provision looks like, who has the authority to assert a claim, what to do once a claim is asserted, the board’s responsibilities and duties, enforcement options, and more!

Presented by:

Greg Coxey, Esq.
Partner - Vial Fotheringham LLP

[3B] Lessons In Living In A WUCIOA Community

The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (“WUCIOA”) will be over three years old by the time CA Day takes place. As these new communities have transitioned to homeowner control, the owners, board members and managers are adapting to the unique differences that WUCIOA presents. This presentation will focus on some of those key differences, including board composition, board meetings and board actions, association budgets, reserves and reserve funding, and declarant control and transition issues. Join Barker Martin, P.S. partner, Dean Martin and Trestle Community Manager Ila Kane as they discuss these new and unique aspects of WUCIOA

Presented by:

Dean Martin, Esq.
Partner - Barker Martin
Ila Kane, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager - Trestle Community Management

[3C] Keeping Up With The Changes In The Community Association Insurance World: Can Your Governing Documents Withstand A Challenge?

In the good old days, when there were insurance losses caused by an owner, associations regularly received payment from that owner’s insurance carriers for repair costs within the association’s deductible amount. As association property insurance deductibles have continued to rise ($50,000 or higher is the new reality for some), the association’s authority to allocate these costs to owners is under stricter scrutiny. Since the amounts assessed to owners are more significant, we are seeing far more challenges from owners’ insurers based on governing document language. Ambiguities in governing documents have unintended consequences, can jeopardize the association’s finances, and often lead to inconsistent resolutions.

Join Duncan Kirk, CIRMS, CIC, a Senior Vice President at HUB International, and Theresa Torgesen, Principal Attorney at Sage Community Law, in this interactive presentation. We will go back in time to see how the intent and solutions have evolved from a legal and insurance perspective. We will use real life loss scenarios for the audience to adjudicate the allocations and determine what our audience thinks is fair, reasonable, and beneficial to both the association and an owner. We aim to entertain and inform but will also leave the audience with a dose of reality.

Presented by:

Duncan Kirk, CIC, CIRMS
Senior Vice President - HUB International
Theresa Torgesen, Esq.
Attorney - Sage Community Law

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Drawings & Scavenger Hunt Winner Announced

Thank You To Our CA Day Prize Sponsor: Tatley-Grund

Thank You to Our CA Day Reception Sponsors:

CA Day Exhibitors

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Accurate Reserve Professionals
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The Management Trust, AAMC
(425) 897-3400


Elevator & Electrical Support Company LLC
(425) 821-7289


Porter Construction Inc.
(206) 674-4411


Precision Concrete Cutting
(253) 848-1685


FAST Water Heater Company
(425) 977-5088


BrightView Landscape Services
(425) 351-8091


Townhouse Painters, LLC
(425) 881-9426


Leahy Legal Consulting PLLC
(425) 406-6484


1st Security Bank


Miller Paint Co.
(425) 457-0983


Association Reserves WA
(253) 661-5437


ServPro of Seattle NW
(206) 789-2300


Tatley-Grund, Inc.
(206) 523-4653


Armadillo Painting
(425) 641-5465


Peryea Silver Taylor
(206) 403-1933


(703) 461-0345


Votegrity, Inc.
(206) 778-1167


Puget Sound Energy Multifamily Retrofit Program
(425) 424-6798


Charter Construction
(206) 382-1900


CAU - Community Association Underwriters
(800) 228-1930


Fischer Restoration & Fischer Plumbing
(206) 633-2065


Newman CPA
(844) 560-7300


Pacific Building Envelope
(425) 512-8455


Davey Resource Group
(206) 714-3147


Diaz Maintenance & Construction
(206) 480-8482


(253) 238-0838


Houser Law PLLC
(206) 427-9172


Evolution Architecture
(253) 330-7075


McBride Construction Resources, Inc.
(206) 283-7121


SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood & Bellevue West
(425) 774-1148


Pacific Premier Bank – Community Association Banking
(949) 526-7156


J2 Building Consultants
(425) 774-5600


Agynbyte LLC
(425) 747-0146


Rafel Law Group
(206) 838-2660


CWD Group, Inc., AAMC
(206) 706-8000


CIT – Community Association Banking
(206) 650-1368


Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
(206) 443-6499


NLS/Signature Landscape
(425) 481-0919


SIR Construction
(425) 315-0748


Heritage Bank NW
(425) 467-2038


Barker Martin PS
(206) 381-9806


RW Anderson Services
(206) 778-4100


Columbia Bank
(425) 691-5025


David Bach & Associates, LLC
(425) 679-6651


American Family Insurance – Steve Weidenbach Agency, Inc.
(509) 933-2200


BluSky Restoration
(425) 656-0500


Amento Group
(206) 682-9722


Summit Bank
(503) 517-3504


STS Construction Services
(206) 439-6343


Novo Painting & Property Services




AAA Fire Protection, Inc.
(800) 223-3473


HUB International NW
(425) 489-4500


(425) 658-0098


Stein, Sudweeks & Stein
(206) 388-0660


Heritage Bank NW
(888) 969-8733


Carter Insurance Agency
(425) 313-5688


McLeod Construction
(206) 545-7837


Vote HOA Now
(888) 823-1493


Kevin Davis Insurance Services
(213) 833-6194


(206) 508-6650


Lopsa Painting LLC
(206) 773-5582



Superior Cleaning & Restoration
(800) 992-5326


Malone's Landscape Management, Inc.
(253) 638-2084


Malarkey Roofing Products
(206) 605-4747


Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc.
(425) 313-9161


ShelfGenie of Seattle
(206) 774-0336


Brookstone Landscape & Design, LLC
(425) 202-5375


Vial Fotheringham LLP
(503) 210-3103


Rainier Asphalt


CatchAll Environmental, LLC
(253) 279-5110


Finnmark Property Service, LLC
(206) 418-8056


Rite Painting
(206) 229-8313


First Onsite
(253) 236-9697

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