CAI Issues 'Call For Entries' to the Best U.S. Condo, Cooperative And Homeowner Associations

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Community Associations Institute

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Associations
 Institute (CAI) invites the best condominium, cooperative and homeowner
 associations in the country to enter the 12th annual National Community
 Association of the Year Award (NCAYA) contest.  Winners from four size
 categories of communities will be recognized for their excellence in
 operations, management and community building, at CAI's national conference in
 Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 18-20, 2001.
     "A recent poll by CAI's Research Foundation shows that three out of four
 community association homeowners are very or extremely satisfied with their
 community, and that top drivers of homeowner satisfaction include appearance,
 safety, financial accountability and community spirit," said Barbara Byrd
 Keenan, CAE, president of CAI.  "The award program evaluates community
 performance in these key areas and honors community associations that are
 vibrant, responsive, competent and harmonious."
     The National Community Association of the Year Award recognizes:
 
      *  the incorporation of strategic planning practices and goals into
         association management/operation;
 
      *  the utilization of comprehensive and effective communication systems
         and techniques; and
 
      *  the development and availability of activities designed to foster a
         sense of community and enhance residents' living experience within
         their community association.
 
     Past winners include associations from more than a dozen states ranging
 from small condominium associations to recreational vehicle colonies, large
 master-planned communities and retirement villages.
     Entrants will compete against similar-sized community associations in four
 categories: small association (1-149 units), medium association (150-499
 units), large association (500-999 units) and very large association (1000+
 units).  Winners will receive a 10-foot indoor/outdoor display banner, a
 complimentary full conference registration and a $500 travel stipend for
 travel expenses to Charlotte for one board member.  Managers of winning
 associations will receive one complimentary full conference registration.
     There is no contest entry fee and CAI membership is not required to enter.
 For an entry form or more information, visit CAI's web site at
 http://www.caionline.org , e-mail ncaya@caionline.org or call 703-548-8600.
 The deadline for entries is July 10, 2001.  Winners and honorable mentions
 will be notified on or before September 14, 2001.
 
     The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in
 1973 to provide education and resources to the nation's 231,000 community
 associations -- condominium associations, homeowner associations and
 cooperatives.  CAI members include homeowners, associations and related
 professionals and service providers.
 
 

SOURCE Community Associations Institute
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Associations
 Institute (CAI) invites the best condominium, cooperative and homeowner
 associations in the country to enter the 12th annual National Community
 Association of the Year Award (NCAYA) contest.  Winners from four size
 categories of communities will be recognized for their excellence in
 operations, management and community building, at CAI's national conference in
 Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 18-20, 2001.
     "A recent poll by CAI's Research Foundation shows that three out of four
 community association homeowners are very or extremely satisfied with their
 community, and that top drivers of homeowner satisfaction include appearance,
 safety, financial accountability and community spirit," said Barbara Byrd
 Keenan, CAE, president of CAI.  "The award program evaluates community
 performance in these key areas and honors community associations that are
 vibrant, responsive, competent and harmonious."
     The National Community Association of the Year Award recognizes:
 
      *  the incorporation of strategic planning practices and goals into
         association management/operation;
 
      *  the utilization of comprehensive and effective communication systems
         and techniques; and
 
      *  the development and availability of activities designed to foster a
         sense of community and enhance residents' living experience within
         their community association.
 
     Past winners include associations from more than a dozen states ranging
 from small condominium associations to recreational vehicle colonies, large
 master-planned communities and retirement villages.
     Entrants will compete against similar-sized community associations in four
 categories: small association (1-149 units), medium association (150-499
 units), large association (500-999 units) and very large association (1000+
 units).  Winners will receive a 10-foot indoor/outdoor display banner, a
 complimentary full conference registration and a $500 travel stipend for
 travel expenses to Charlotte for one board member.  Managers of winning
 associations will receive one complimentary full conference registration.
     There is no contest entry fee and CAI membership is not required to enter.
 For an entry form or more information, visit CAI's web site at
 http://www.caionline.org , e-mail ncaya@caionline.org or call 703-548-8600.
 The deadline for entries is July 10, 2001.  Winners and honorable mentions
 will be notified on or before September 14, 2001.
 
     The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in
 1973 to provide education and resources to the nation's 231,000 community
 associations -- condominium associations, homeowner associations and
 cooperatives.  CAI members include homeowners, associations and related
 professionals and service providers.
 
 SOURCE  Community Associations Institute