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COVID-19 & Community Associations:

Resources for You & Your Community

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Welcome to WSCAI!

WSCAI is the Washington State chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI). CAI is the only national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Our mission is to assist community associations in promoting harmony, community, and responsible leadership. We believe that providing board members, managers, and homeowners the knowledge to better run their associations, they can turn “owners” into “neighbors,” increasing harmony, and leading to more prosperous, safer communities.

What We Do

Education

WSCAI provides members with educational resources by offering seminars, workshops, conferences and educational programs, most leading to professional designations for community managers and other industry professionals. 

Advocacy

WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) works on legislative and regulatory matters, advocating in Olympia WA, on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals.

Involvement

WSCAI encourages chapter involvement through committees made up of volunteer members working together to address various areas within WSCAI, giving these members an opportunity to help shape our chapter.

What WSCAI Has To Offer

Upcoming Event

Managers Only Meeting (MOM) Live Webinar

Managers Only Meeting (MOM) Live Webinar

* Live Webinar *
Managers Only Meetings (MOMs) provide information to assist Community Association Managers who want to increase their skills & knowledge-base. Join us online Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for this month’s topic: “Assessment Collection And COVID – A Primer For Boards.”

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Upcoming Event

Chapter Mixer Virtual Happy Hour

Chapter Mixer Virtual Happy Hour

Prepare your favorite beverage for WSCAI’s Chapter Mixer Virtual Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 4-5 p.m. online via Zoom! Chapter Mixers are a great opportunity for members to get to know one another as well as network within the community association industry.

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Upcoming Event

Board Leadership Development Workshop Online

Board Leadership Development Workshop Online

Register today for the CAI Board Leadership Development Workshop 4-week Online Series. All sessions run for two hours on 4 consecutive Wednesdays. Begins May 5, 2021. BLD Workshops take a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of community association leaders.

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Blog/News

Rain, Rain, Go Away! Blog Artwork

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

April showers bring May flowers…and sometimes uninsured losses! Building damage caused by heavy rain, clogged gutters and storm drains, accumulated water in a crawl space and any other water that originates OUTSIDE of a building is generally excluded on most policies for several reasons.

Annual Audit Process Efficiencies - Blog Image

Annual Audit Process Efficiencies

To help make your association’s annual audit go smoothly, it is important to follow and support annual audit process efficiencies.

Benefits of Synthetic Turf for Condominiums and Apartments - Blog Image

Benefits of Synthetic Turf for Condominiums & Apartments

These days, synthetic turf is widely accepted as an alternative for sod lawns in both commercial and residential settings. Condominiums and apartments especially have been converting sod lawn areas into synthetic turf more in the past few years as they discover and reap the benefits of switching over!

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Financing Remediation Projects

Last month, Jeremy Newman of Newman CPA had an excellent article on accounting for special assessments. This blog will discuss other important considerations should an association consider financing its remediation project.

Blog: Water Damage: When Should You Call A Professional?

Water Damage: When Should You Call A Professional?

With water damage, there are situations where it is important to call a professional. Here are some examples of situations where professional help should be sought out:

Webinars

Pop-Up Webinar #3:
COVID-19 & Common Interest Communities

Re-Opening Your Community During Covid-19: Requirements & Unknowns

A panel of professionals discuss and provide some guidance about re-opening in the midst of the pandemic

Advocacy

Legislative Action Committee

Support the LAC!

WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) works on legislative and regulatory matters, advocating in Olympia, WA, on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals within Washington State. Your contribution is critical in helping the LAC fulfill their advocacy mission, communicate with members and policy makers, raise their profile at state capitols, and retain the services of professionals who help CAI shape the debate concerning issues important to community associations and the professionals that serve them.

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What People Are Saying About WSCAI

Nancy K. CannanNancy K. Cannan CIRMS

Retired ~ Executive Vice President – Marketing, CAU (Community Association Underwriters)

“Membership participation and advertising as a member of WSCAI is an effective way to connect with the board members that make buying decisions for their associations and the community association managers who influence those decisions. It’s one of the best marketing tools we have!”

Ken HarerKen Harer

Attorney, Condominium Law Group

“I have been a member of WSCAI for more than 18 years, as a construction consultant, and as an attorney serving community associations with construction litigation, collections, and general counsel needs. I believe in this organization because of the shared resources it provides to the board members and managers of these communities, and the education it provides to help them manage the millions of dollars of property they are in charge of, and to serve their membership.”

Gil PriceGil Price

Executive Director, Condominium Law Group

“As the 2008 WSCAI Chapter President and a member since 2003, I belong to WSCAI because it provides resources and educational opportunities for people living in a Condo or HOA, and for professionals working in our industry. It’s key to surround yourself with WSCAI industry professionals to assist you in the management of your multi-million dollar corporation, otherwise known as your Condo or HOA. Giving back to the community in which I live and work is important to me.”

Catherine KhunCatherine Kuhn, CPA

Firm Director, Newman & Company, CPA, PC

“We want to contribute to the industry from which we benefit. Our mantra is ‘Education’ — of the boards, the managers, and our staff. We enjoy teaching at WSCAI events and have met wonderful people. And ultimately, we are successful when our clients and staff are educated.”

Find a Service Provider for Your Community

Are you looking for a community manager, contractor, insurance provider
or another service for your HOA or condominium?

Find a Service Provider for Your Community

Are you looking for a community manager, contractor, insurance provider or another service for your HOA or condominium?

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Chapter Magazine

CA Journal April 2021

April 2021 ISSUE
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