Disaster recovery efforts can be complicated even without a challenging insurance market. Valencia on the Gulf, a condominium community nestled on the normally picturesque beach in Venice, Fla., was among the many neighborhoods that got hammered by Hurricane Ian. Under the leadership of its community manager, Valencia is well on its way to recovery.
Jeevan J. D’Mello, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, chief executive of Zenesis Corp., in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, began his term as president of the CAI Board of Trustees earlier this year, ushering in a new era of global collaboration and local impact in the organization’s more than 50-year history.
Since the 1970s, community associations have been a popular housing choice for people around the world—and the number of new condominium communities and homeowners associations is expected to increase by more than 3,000 in 2024, according to projections by the Foundation for Community Association Research, an affiliate organization of Community Associations Institute (CAI).
While nestled in the heart of Spring, Texas, where snowfall is a rare sight, the Windrose Community Association has found a creative way to bring the joy of winter to its residents. Each year, usually during the holiday season, Windrose transforms a designated area into a Texas winter wonderland by creating a snowy hill that children can enjoy. This heartwarming tradition not only brings joy to the children, but also strengthens the sense of community within Windrose.
Earlier this year, CAI grew beyond 45,000 CAI members. Reaching this number during our 50th anniversary year is a gratifying accomplishment, which reflects the hard work and dedication that CAI members and staff have put in to make for a robust and successful organization. But I think there’s more to the story.
Building community principles are integral to how community associations are governed, operated, and managed. The new book offers a collection of essays from more than a dozen leaders to introduce and further the concept of “building community” for the next generation of managers, board members, and business partners.