We need your help to keep our CAI BayCen Chapter active and innovative! You can make the most out of your membership by volunteering your time. From programs to publications to legislative activity, committee members provide the strength that enables our Chapter to meet the needs of its member communities in the Bay Area and Central region. Learn more about how you can get involved in one of our committees below.


For more information on all of these programs or to apply please contact us.

Develop community visibility and increase public awareness of chapter and meetings through the Chapter Quarterly Magazine The Communicator, e-newsletters and web communications. Help develop the chapters editorial calendar for the year, gather and/or write articles for publication and work with the Communications Chair to help deliver a current and consistent chapter message to members.

The Designation Mentoring Committee is committed to supporting community managers looking to continue their path of professional development by earning one of several designations offered through CAI. Whether you are new to the industry and want to know how to get started or if you are a seasoned veteran seeking a PCAM credential, the Designation Mentoring Committee is here to help. Committee Members assist Mangers in structuring a development plan specific to the individual. The committee is currently offering three exciting programs designed to help you achieve an advanced designation through CAI.

Do you need some tips on what classes to take? Do you want some guidance as you navigate the application process? The Designations Committee will match you with a mentor that has achieved the industry’s highest professional credential, the PCAM.

Your mentor will provide one-on-one support and guidance throughout credentialing and designation process. This includes creating a personalized strategic plan for each candidate to obtain the AMS designations and preparing candidates for the PCAM case study.

We are offering scholarships of $250 to Community Managers that are chapter members in good standing to partially reimburse you for registration fees for any one of CAI’s six M200 level Professional Management Development Program (PMDP) Courses. Scholarships are awarded once the course is completed and evidence is provided showing proof of attendance and passing grade. Other restrictions apply. Subject to application approval by the Chapter Board of Directors and availability of funding.

3) THE CMCA Challenge (Study Session & CMCA Exam)
Hold a CCAM? Taken the M100? Have five years industry experience? If so, you qualify to take the CMCA Challenge!

The BayCen Chapter is offering those Community Managers who currently hold an active CCAM® designation the opportunity to “challenge” the CMCA exam without having to sit though the two-and-a-half-day M-100 course.

Our chapter offers a FREE study session with a qualified California instructor to prepare you for the CMCA examination. There is a $350 cost to take the CMCA Exam immediately following the study session. But, if you pass the exam, the Chapter will award you a $250 scholarship! To be eligible you must be a Community Manager and chapter member in good standing.


Responsible for identifying legislative issues of importance to common interest communities in the specific jurisdiction of the committee. This includes local, regional, statewide and federal legislation. Monitors legislation and helps the Chapter set specific issue priorities. Learn more here.


Help the chapter to recruit new members and retain existing members through personal contacts via phone and email, and identify new areas in which to target prospective members. Determine areas where the chapter could improve programs and services to fit member needs.

Help plan the chapters networking and social events including the Ladies Tea, Annual Golf Classic, Annual Awards & Holiday Banquet and our Annual Trade Show. Secure sponsors, develop themes, meet and greet members as they arrive to programs and help welcome new members and first time attendees.

Responsible for the overall management and planning of the Annual Awards Dinner, including selection of the location, entertainment, recruiting sponsors and promotion of the event.

Responsible for the overall management, selection of location, recruiting sponsors and planning of the Annual Golf Outing.


Help to plan educational programs and workshops, development of program content, speaker selection and confirmation, secure sponsors for individual programs, program development and promotion. Programs are currently conducted in Stockton, Fresno, East, South and North Bay Areas of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Responsible for the overall development and management of the Conference & Expo including recruiting exhibitors and sponsors and promotion of the event. The Conference & Expo Committee works in conjunction with the Education Committee to develop Conference seminars.

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