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CAI's state Legislative Action Committees (LACs) exist to represent the interests of and provide regular communications to, CAI members and chapters located within their boundaries with respect to state legislative, regulatory and amicus curiae activities of relevance to the creation and operation of community associations. Delegates volunteer their time and energy to benefit all CAI members. 

LACs draft, monitor, support or oppose state legislation or regulations that directly affect community association residents. They promote and implement CAI public policy at the state level. Additionally, they monitor growing trends and develop strategies to protect community associations.

Is the NC LAC a Political Action Committee?
No, We are a "grass roots" organization and do not contribute funds to politicians or special interest groups. NCLAC is able to influence only through letter writing and personal meeting campaigns; letters that come from members and board members such as yourselves.


Anyone with an interest in the welfare of community associations is asked to consider contributing. Communities are encouraged to include "a dollar a door" in their annual budgets.


Is it legal for our association to donate money to support the LAC?
Yes, It is legal for an association to donate money from the funds collected. The board has a duty to spend the money wisely, and how much wiser could it be than spending it on protecting the association and its owners by supporting constructive, and opposing offensive, state legislation.

Expenses include gathering and publishing information to CAI members and LAC contributors, lobbyist fees and administrative services, providing legislative information to the LAC volunteers and more. 
Again, no campaign contributions are given to legislators.

Is this Committee really an advantage and is it acting on our behalf?
General Assembly committees regularly seek our input as housing legislation is proposed and debated. The Governor's Office often contacts our office to ask LAC's position on a bill prior to the Governor signing the bill.

Does CAI support LACs?
CAI members residing in a state with a Legislative Action Committee pay a $15 legislative support fee when renewing their CAI membership, and these fees are distributed to each LAC. However the costs of this valuable advocacy service for communities grow each year as legislative activity in this arena multiplies.


NC LAC Members:

NC Legislative Action Committee (LAC) Members
(Year ending 9/30/17)

Chair: Paul Mengert, Association Management Group
Vice Chair: Bill Bittenbender, Brunswick Alliance of POA's

Secretary: Tina Frazier Pace, Hatch Little Bunn LLP

Treasurer: Tammy Sanderford, PPM, Inc.

Robb Baer, IPM

Dennis Abbott, FirstService Residential

Andrew Bateman, TriSure Corporation

Steve Black, Black, Slaughter & Black, P.A.

Gordon Corlew, St. James Plantation

Virginia Davis, York Properties

Derek Greene, Community Association Management

Paul Hill, Fairfield Harbour

Diane Klietsch, CommunityPLUS Division of North State Bank

Stan Levine, Carolina Preserve/Amberly Homeowners Association

John McInerney, Talis Management Group

Mike Stonestreet, CAMS

Harmony Taylor, Black, Slaughter & Black, P.A.

Cathy Wade, HRW Associates

more Calendar

LAC Meeting

The Money Hot Potato - Greensboro Lunch & Learn

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