Association of Community Managers recognize Sacramento Champions

Association of Community Managers recognize Sacramento Champions
Date Published: April 4, 2014

SACRAMENTO – California Association of Community Managers (CACM), the state’s leading community association management education organization, has launched a program aimed at raising awareness about the importance of state-specific certification of community association managers in Sacramento County and throughout California.
The new campaign, titled My Community Champion, utilizes the experiences of real homeowners association (HOA) managers sharing messages about the level of training and expertise needed to successfully manage multi-million dollar residential community developments. The television, radio, web and print campaign includes four Community Managers from Sacramento County.
“An estimated 423,400 Sacramento County homeowners, about 30 percent of the county’s population, live in a community governed by a homeowners association managed by a professionally trained community association manager,” said Karen Conlon, president and CEO of CACM. “We felt it was important that residents learned more about the important role community association managers play in effectively managing residential communities. We also want to demonstrate the value these community champions add to maintaining standards of living for homeowners throughout California.”
The new awareness campaign includes a consumer website that provides information about community association management and the responsibilities of homeowners’ association board members. The website also features a day-in-the-life of several community association managers. Consumers can visit mycommunitychampion.com to find out more about Champions in their area, or recognize their own community manager as a champion by contributing comments to “Tell Us About your Champion” in the Stay Informed section of the site.
Community association managers are responsible for managing a majority of the nearly 50,000 common interest developments or HOAs in California. It is estimated more than 14.3 million people live in HOAs statewide.
“California law currently features more than 1,200 statutes and laws that drive the practices of community association managers and HOAs,” Conlon said. “It’s in everyone’s best interest for community association managers to be well educated and certified by the California Association of Community Managers whose training focuses strictly on the laws impacting HOAs in our state. It’s our belief that community association managers are unsung neighborhood heroes responsible for contributing to the sustainability of property values and keeping hundreds of thousands of residential communities running smoothly.”
For more information on CACM, please visit www.cacm.org.