Recent incidents around the display of the Confederate battle flag in some community associations have renewed the need to understand its racial implications and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We need to identify, recruit, attract, and motivate young professionals to our industry. Fostering future leaders is a journey, and we need to make a conscious effort to engage, improve, promote, and inspire our members.
As we celebrate Flag Day, it’s important for community association residents to know the association’s rules on displaying the U.S. flag as well as applicable state laws and restrictions on other types of flags.
As community associations become increasingly diverse, so too should their civility efforts. CAI’s Civility Pledge encourages associations to find common ground and build a lasting framework to facilitate conversations around complex issues.
As more communities open their pools this season, a new CAI report looks at the different ways to keep residents safe without risking legal repercussions.
COVID-19 vaccines have been a frequent topic of discussion for community association leaders. As the U.S. enters a post-pandemic phase, it’s important for board members and community managers to address any ongoing questions and concerns about vaccinations and association operations with residents.
Assistance animals play an important role in the lives of people with disabilities and mental health issues. Knowing what constitutes an assistance animal and laws and regulations that apply to their ownership can help community associations balance individual rights with rules specific to these animals.
Opening pools during a pandemic is no easy task. CAI’s new report looks to provide guidance to community associations in the U.S. on how to safely open their pools this summer.
Difficult, necessary, and honest conversations about racism and discrimination have brought about some change in different facets of American life, but there remains work to be done. CAI and the Foundation for Community Association Research have resources to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in communities.
Serving in the best interests of a community association requires thoughtful problem-solving, persistence, creativity, and leadership from its board members.