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/ Owner - June 28, 2012
  • Condos and Condon’ts (AK)
    Homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are, in a way, the smallest unit of government. Neighbors follow a charter that defines their rights and responsibilities. Alaskans, being famously individualistic, might perceive this arrangement as a nuisance.   Read the article………………………..
  • CAI Celebrates Legislative Victory for Alaska HOAs
    After a decade of hard work by CAI members in Alaska, a new state law will establish a streamlined method for community associations to obtain lienholder approval so they may amend their governing documents and take advantage of the protections, flexibility, and guidance of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (UCIOA), as well as the super-priority lien. The law goes into effect on Oct. 6.   Read the article……………………….
  • The bizarre story of Campbell Lake, the private lake that isn’t (AK)
    It all started because Alaska Landmine Creative Director Paxson Woelber just wanted to go packrafting:   “A couple years ago, a friend and I set out to float Campbell Creek. We dropped a car at the cul-de-sac on Canary Drive, right where the creek enters Campbell Lake. As we were trying to drive away, a resident walked in front of my car and blocked me in. He signaled for me to roll down my window. He told me that this was a ‘private street’ with no public parking, and that Campbell Lake was a private lake. He said that regardless, the lake was closed to all recreational boating because it was a floatplane base, and instructed us to park higher up ...
  • CAI Best Practices: Ethics
    Simply put, when someone is employing ethics, he or she recognizes what is right and what is wrong and is choosing to do the right thing; however, as a great deal of business ethics literature will attest, “the right thing” is not always straightforward. For example, most ethical dilemmas in the workplace are not simply questions of “Should Bob steal from Jack?” or “Should Jack lie to his boss?”
  • Transition
  • Strategic Planning
    Strategic Planning
  • Reserve Studies/Management
    Reserve Studies/Management
  • Green Communities
    Green Communities
  • Governance
  • Community Security
    Community Security
  • Financial Operations
    Financial Operations
  • Energy Efficiency
    Energy Efficiency
  • Community Harmony & Spirit
    Community Harmony & Spirit
  • From Good to Great: Principles for Community Association Success
    Every community has its own history, personality, attributes and challenges, but all associations share common characteristics and core  principles. Good associations  preserve the character of  their communities, protect  property values and meet  the established expectations of homeowners. Great  associations also cultivate  a true sense of community,  promote active homeowner  involvement and create a  culture of informed consensus.
  • Introduction to Community Association Living
    Community Volunteer Leadership Development Program Community volunteer leaders and members can maximize the benefits of community association living by better understanding the history, purpose, and function of community associations. One way to do so is by participating in the Center for Community Association Volunteers’ (CCAV) Community Volunteer Leadership Development Program – offered online or by local CAI chapters.    Read more…….
  • So Now You’re On the Board
    The first steps to superior board performance are clarifying your board’s job and then following through with appropriate plans, actions and evaluation of results. The checklists presented here are intended to assist you in those tasks. They cover a significant number of your responsibilities. The checklists will apply to virtually any association. To use them, simply modify or delete items as appropriate. http://communityassociations.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/so_now_youre_on_the_board.pdf  
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