CAI, the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, is proud to announce it has surpassed the 45,000-member milestone.

CAI’s total membership of 45,038 includes volunteer homeowner leaders, community management professionals, and business partners serving homeowners associations, condominium communities, and cooperatives.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, CAI has added 2,000 members over the past year. This month, 827 new members joined the organization, and more than 80% of members renewed. CAI has grown by 10,000 members since 2018.

“We’re really excited and proud to reach the 45,000-member milestone. It’s a reflection on the success of the team and organization. Everybody contributes to membership, including our members,” says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s chief executive officer. “This milestone is about new members joining our organization and keeping current members engaged.”

Since CAI was established in 1973 with only 200 members, education and training, networking opportunities, and access to exclusive resources and publications have been key benefits of membership. By 1983, the organization comprised more than 5,000 members and, by 2010, CAI reached 30,000 members. Today, CAI has 64 chapters worldwide, including Canada, the Middle East, and South Africa, and relationships with housing leaders in Spain, Australia, and the United Kingdom. While education, training, and networking continue to be a priority, CAI also is the leader in community association industry research and data as well as advocacy support for community association residents across the globe.

“CAI has played a pivotal role in shaping the community association housing model since its inception. We’ve done that by educating and training industry professionals and advocating on behalf of the stakeholders who live and work in these thriving communities,” says Crystal Wallace, CAE, CAI’s senior vice president of membership and chapter relations. “Our mission over the past 50 years has been to unite communities worldwide by continuing to understand the influence of today’s community association leaders, community managers, and business partners. Our work sets the tone for associations, reflective in a community culture that Americans and the world identify as preferred places to call home.”

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  • Daniel Brannigan

    Daniel Brannigan is CAI's Director of Publishing and Managing Editor of Common Ground™ magazine. He has been editor of CAI's flagship publication since 2010 and previously edited CAI's newsletters Community Manager, Minutes, and Law Reporter. Daniel has helped guide Common Ground to awards for feature article design and single-topic issue from Association Media & Publishing's EXCEL Awards. Community Manager picked up six awards for general excellence and newswriting under Daniel's guidance from 2007-2010. A former reporter, Daniel is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, daughter, pug, and cat.

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