Jim Talaga, RS is the President of Association Reserves WA. Association Reserves, Inc. is the largest reserve study provider in the U.S., pioneering CAI’s National Standards, and widely used industry principles and concepts. Since 1986, Jim and the WA team have completed over 15,000 reserve studies throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Montana. ARWA leverages a team-based approach with the following staff experience, degrees, credentials: Engineering, architecture, construction, accounting, business, real estate valuation, Reserve Specialist, Association Management. ARWA has an extensive knowledge base, stream of current cost data, and key strategic alliances, leadership positions in the industry. Jim is a CAI credentialed Reserve Specialist (RS #066), former WSCAI Board Member, and 10+ year member of the CAI Legislative Action Committee (LAC), where he regularly participated in the review and drafting of proposed legislation in Washington.