The Next BLDW Workshop Begins April 6, 2022 (see WSCAI’s Calendar of Events)
WSCAI Member Pricing:
Up to Two (2) People:
$55 Per Person (through 1/7)
$70 Per Person (through 1/14)
Three (3) People or More:
$45 Per Person (through 1/7)
$60 Per Person (through 1/14)
$89 (through 1/7)
$109 (through 1/14)
Education For Homeowner Leaders Just Got Better
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 Leadership Development (BLD) Workshop can help you become a more successful board member as well as learn how to recruit and support new volunteers.
At the BLD Workshop, 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 BLD Workshop will teach you how to communicate with association residents, hire qualified managers and service providers, develop enforceable rules, interpret governing documents and more.
The BLD Workshop 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 BLD Workshop includes a toolbox of support material:
- The Board Member Toolkit, a best-selling book from CAI Press
- The Board Member Toolkit Workbook
- Brochures and publications, such as The Homeowner & the Community Association
- A copy of CAI’s award-winning Common Ground™ magazine
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 January 14 to allow time to order course materials.
February 2, 2022
Governing Documents and Roles & Responsibilities
▸ Samantha Brown, Esq.
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February 9, 2022
Communications, Meetings & Volunteerism
▸ Melissa Guyott, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
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February 16, 2022
Fundamentals of Financial Management
▸ Heather Hutchison, CMCA,
▸ Jeremy Newman, CPA
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February 23, 2022
Professional Advisors and Service Providers
▸ Nicolas Marin, CMCA, AMS,
▸ Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS
▸ Steve Weidenbach
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David Silver, Esq. is a shareholder at Peryea Silver Taylor, a law firm that has been committed to advising community associations for over 20 years. Dave has been providing general counsel legal advice to community associations for over a decade. He serves on 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. Dave tries not to work 24/7, and in his free time enjoys skiing, mountain biking, golf and spending time with his family and their new puppy, Chucky.
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, is the owner of Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC (“Newman CPA”), which provides audit and tax services for common interest realty associations – community associations – in the western states. Jeremy formed his firm in 2008, after working in controller and chief financial officer positions at a national senior housing company and a national homebuilder, as well as an audit manager with a “Big 4” audit firm. Newman CPA has grown annually, and has provided audit, review, tax, special projects, agreed-upon procedures engagements to thousands of associations. Our firm’s clients include single-family developments, condominiums, mixed-use, commercial, large-scale, high-rise, senior housing associations. The firm prepares articles for CAI and other industry group publications.
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 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.
Nicolas Marin, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS, is the Owner and President of Navigate Community Management, a firm dedicated solely to the management of community associations in Washington. Nicolas was born and raised in France, and brings more than a decade of experience in the community association management industry. He practiced community management in Paris, France, and Chicago, Illinois prior to launching his own firm with a focus on technology. He is currently serving as Chair of WSCAI’s Education Committee and is a member of the Law Day Committee.
Samantha Brown, Esq., is a part of the general counsel group at Barker Martin. Sam began her career doing civil litigation, focusing her practice on community association law beginning in 2016. She has extensive litigation experience and an impressive track record. Sam has been a member of the board for numerous non-profit organizations, including the City/County Planning Department for Belvidere, Illinois, the Boone County Council on Aging, and the City Finance Committee, to name a few. She was also an elected Alderman for the City Council in Belvidere, Illinois. Through these positions, Sam gained extensive, first-hand experience with organizations, community issues and management. Sam’s primary objective as community association general counsel is to find efficient, practical solutions for her clients while being mindful of their goals, both long- and short-term. Sam prides herself on being a compassionate and diligent advocate through attentive and dedicated service to her clients, while finding unique and innovative solutions to problems.
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.
Steve Weidenbach opened his American Family Insurance Agency in June of 2011 after beginning his career as a high school teacher. Steve joined WSCAI in 2013 and has leveraged American Family’s experience as a top association insurer ever since. He utilizes his teaching background to help managers and board members learn how to take the best care of their communities. Steve & his team insure over 500 associations across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. With approximately 100 American Family Insurance agents in Washington State, Steve and his team has been named the “Agency of the Year” for 8 straight years for their sales performance and customer satisfaction.