On the first International Community Association Managers Day, CAI celebrates and recognizes the more than 55,000 community association managers in the U.S. and thousands more worldwide.
As the professional backbone of homeowners associations and condominium communities, community managers have a special set of skills and expertise that are essential to successful operations and governance. International Community Association Managers Day is dedicated to them.
We know community managers have a tremendous impact on the functionality of the community association housing model because of their professional knowledge in fiscal management, urban planning, facility maintenance, and community development. Through their virtuosity and specialization, community associations have become a preferred place to call home.
Over the past 50 years, the community association management industry has experienced tremendous growth. An industry that began with a few managers with little experience has exploded into a popular career path with tremendous opportunities for advancement and professional development.
In the U.S., there are more than 355,000 community associations, housing roughly 74 million Americans, according to the Foundation for Community Association Research. These communities rely on the support and knowledge of their community managers to meet the needs of their residents and ensure that the homeowners leaders who govern their communities succeed.
“Community managers showed inspiring resilience during the last two years dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. As community leaders, they provided guidance, resources, and support to navigate state and federal health and safety protocols and shutdowns,” says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s chief executive officer. “Facing these unexpected challenges proved to be a difficult task, but community associations managers worked hard to manage resident expectations and provide them with the comfort of knowing they were not alone through these difficult times.”
Help us show appreciation today on the first International Community Association Managers Day and every day for community managers who create a sense of belonging, support, and purpose within the communities they serve. We invite you to celebrate by using the hashtag #IntlCAMDay and post a picture of your manager on social media.