WSCAI Member Pricing:
Up to Two (2) People:
$65 Per Person
Three (3) People or More:
$60 Per Person
Community association board members and volunteer leaders step up to take on positions of service and responsibility. They’re expected to anticipate issues, solve problems, meet the expectations of their residents and protect property values. The CAI Board Leader Certificate (BLC) Course can help you become a more successful board member as well as learn how to recruit and support new volunteers.
At the BLC Course, you’ll learn the role of the board, the president, and other leadership positions, and you’ll identify effective ways to work with professional managers and service providers. Additionally, the BLC Course will teach you how to communicate with association residents, hire qualified managers and service providers, develop enforceable rules, interpret governing documents and more.
The BLC Course provides a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of community association leaders and conveys information to help create and maintain the kind of community people want to call home.
All sessions will run for two hours. Although not required to attend all four weekly sessions; it is recommended, as each week builds on the previous week.
The BLC Course includes a toolbox of support material:
In addition to a toolbox of support materials, each student receives a certificate of completion and recognition on the CAI website.
*Registration will close on April 15 to allow time to order course materials.
▸ Heather Hutchison
Communications, Meetings & Volunteerism
▸ Scott Roth
Fundamentals of Financial Management
▸ Heather Hutchison, CMCA,
▸ Jeremy Newman, CPA
Professional Advisors and Service Providers
▸ Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS
▸ Melissa Guyott, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
David Silver, Esq. ia shareholder attorney at Peryea Silver Taylor, a law firm focused on advising Washington community associations for over 20 years. Dave has been providing general counsel legal advice to community associations for nearly 15 years. He was most recently a member of the WSCAI Business Partner Committee and is a frequent speaker and contributor to WSCAI events having presented numerous times at Law Day, Made For Managers Day, CA Day and other events. Recently, Dave’s article, “When Owners Petition for Meetings & Votes,” was featured in the December WSCAI journal. When Dave isn’t working, he enjoys music, skiing, golf, Kraken games and spending time with his family.
Heather Hutchison, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, is the General Manager at First Hill Plaza. Heather also lives in the First Hill neighborhood and is a member of the First Hill Improvement Association Board of Directors. She enjoys finding opportunities to support the healthy growth and enhancement of this vital and evolving portion of the city. Heather was born and raised in Montana and moved to the Pacific Northwest shortly after graduating from Montana State University. Heather has fourteen years managing community associations including portfolio-based, master planned, large-scale and high-rise associations in Oregon, California and Washington.
Jeremy Newman, CPA, has audited real estate companies and community associations for over 20 years. His firm, Newman Certified Public Accountant PC (“HOACPA”) has provided audit and tax services to thousands of associations in multiple states, including master planned, mixed use, age restricted, golf/amenity associations to high rise condominiums. Jeremy’s firm provides advice, audit services, tax planning and tax return services. Jeremy presents to CAI members in several states, authors articles for CAI publications and attends industry and CAI events as a speaker and sponsor. HOACPA is proud of its HOACPA EDU education program for boards and managers.
Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS is President & Founder of Accurate Reserve Professionals, LLC. A former community association manager, she now works to prepare quality, detailed and easy to understand reserve studies to help associations better identify their current reserve funding status and develop a budget plan for the coming years. Karen is a Past President of the WSCAI Chapter and serves on several committees. Outside of the office she lives on a hobby farm with her husband and a collection of animals.
Melissa Guyott, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, together with her husband Rob, opened Ponderosa Community Management in Spokane; a dog friendly office. Focused only on the management of common interest communities, Melissa hopes to bring her nearly 15 years of management experience in the Seattle market to the Inland Northwest. When she’s not trying to figure out how to work the new office equipment, together with her groom and Bubba, Ponderosa’s CGR (Chief Golden Retriever), Melissa enjoys taking in all the amazing beauty of the great outdoors, hitting a fly fishing film festival or enjoying a red flight at a great Washington winery.
Scott Roth, CMCA, AMS, began his career as a Maintenance Supervisor in this Industry 30 years ago. He was soon was elevated to an on-site management position and then an area Manager. He helped grow his previous company from 6 Associations to over 50 in five years and later found a wonderful home with VIS Group. There he is able to follow his passion for educating and helping those who are new to the industry become the best they can be. He is also allowed the freedom and balance to spend time with my wonderful wife and three amazing kids who are 3, 1 ½, and a newborn.
Stephanie Slone was the first employee at Trestle Community Management, joining her dad in acquiring Trestle. Working side by side with her dad, Trestle has grown over the past 6 years into one of the fastest growing companies in the area, as well as being awarded as one of The Best Places to Work in 2019. Stephanie has been in the community management industry for over 8 years managing garden style condominiums. Her role is overseeing the Condominium Practice, six employees and managing a small portfolio. Stephanie and her husband had a son in June 2018, and he keeps them very busy! Stephanie enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family and friends.