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Holiday Greetings and Happy New Year

By Grant Shetron, President

It is a privilege to serve as your in-coming Chapter President. Reflecting on the challenges of the last year, which number many due to the pandemic. I am proud of the way our chapter has remained resilient and even managed to find pockets of success in the face of adversity. Most notably we led the way and co-hosted the first ever all California Virtual Legal Forum and Expo and ended the year with a little fun and quirkiness via a virtual holiday party.  Meanwhile, our chapter membership has remained largely intact, which is a testament to all of YOU. Thank you for your continued support of the chapter and commitment to the industry at large.

As we prepare to usher in a New Year, we do so with cautious optimism and our 2021 schedule of events is a reflection of that, whereby virtual events will continue through July and we hope to resume in person meetings starting in August.  The full events schedule is now available on the chapter website...

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CAI Legal Forum: California Exceeds Expectations

baycen events legal forum Oct 06, 2020

In September 2020, the Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) eight California Chapters came together to host the first-ever statewide virtual event. Anyone who lives in, works for or provides services to a California community association left the event more informed, more engaged and better able to contribute to a successful community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us into an even more digital world, allowing larger groups of people to gather. These unforeseen circumstances provided the gateway for the eight CAI California Chapters to host a virtual Legal Forum, allowing more members to participate than ever before.

The goal was to reach 400 attendees, the amount of people that joined the CAI Legal Forum in person last year (either in northern California or southern). The event exceeded all expectations! More than 535 attendees joined us virtually and surpassed the goal for homeowner leader and managers. Nearly 400 of attendees were managers and homeowner...

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2019 Annual Awards & Holiday Party

Thank you to everyone who attended our 007 Awards Dinner: Secret Agents. It was a wonderful evening celebrating industry members and recognizing Nick Berg, incoming CAI Agent......we mean, President!

A special thank you to our Annual Dinner Committee and to all our sponsors for an exceptional 2019 holiday party. 

Cheers to our Annual Awards winners and to our 2020 team! Please join us in congratulating all our 2019 Annual Awards winners. You can view and download our event photos on Flickr here or click on our album below.

2019 Annual Awards & Holiday Party

 2019 Annual Awards Winners

Management Company of the Year: Associa Northern California

Rising Star: Elliott Harwell, CMCA, AMS, Homeowners Management Company

Portfolio Manager: Tracy Richardson, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Common Interest Management

Best Sponsor Video: Socher Insurance Agency

Chapter Volunteer of the Year: Betina Hunt, Homeowners Management Co, LLC

Homeowner Leader of the Year: Ann Marquis Fisher, Deer Oaks Association

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2019 CAI Legal Forum NorCAL

The CAI Bay Area & Central CA and CAI Northern CA Chapters hosted the Second Annual CAI Legal Forum NorCAL on September 12-13, 2019 at the Oakland Marriott City Center. 

This two day event provided community managers with up to 7 hours of continuing education credit towards re-certification for their CAI Professional Credentials (including PCAM). There was truly something for everyone with 17 topics presented by 40 Industry Professionals and Homeowners.

Thank you to our sponsors, engaging speakers, and business partners for an outstanding exposition that took attendees "Up & Away" on Flight 2019 with Connections to Education, Networking and Fun!

Click below to view all our photos from the event. Please feel free to download and share. We're looking forward to seeing everyone next year! 

2019 CAI Legal Forum NorCal

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2019 CAI Annual Conference “Community Now” Recap

The CAI Bay Area & Central CA Chapter was thrilled to attend this year's Community Associations Institute (CAI's) Annual Conference “Community Now” in Florida on May 15-17, 2019. 

With more than 700 attendees, the conference was a great way to reconnect with colleagues and friends while participants earn continuing education (CE) credits toward CAI certifications. Fun fact: one conference has enough CE credits to renew a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) certification!

The CAI BayCen Chapter was honored to witness multiple chapter members receive their PCAM credential. A big heartfelt congratulations to: Doreen Tejeda of Associa Northern California, Laura Ravazza of Homeowners Management Company, Sonia Lopez of Associa Northern California and John Caffall, Associal Northern California.

Congratulations to our fellow California chapter members on receiving several awards. We hope you heard us cheering you on!

We encourage anyone who has not...

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