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Members can find many ways to get involved at CAI. We appreciate your time, energy, ideas and enthusiasm.

To make the best matches with our volunteers' skills and experience, we've created a brief form for you to indicate your interests. If you have “held up your hand” in the past and haven’t been contacted, please tell us again- openings will come and needs are real!




This new group will work to help define and reach membership prospects and also work in member retention, particularly first-year members. Open to managers, homeowners and business partners; limited seats. 



EDITORIAL PANEL (standing committee)

Members serve in an editorial oversight role, helping brainstorm and plan magazine editorial calendar content and evaluating potential articles. Currently involves quarterly meetings in person in varying locations, with conference call participation as an option. Involves review of magazine draft each issue. Also seeking members with photography skills. Open to managers, homeowners and business partners. (Note-is not a path to authoring magazine articles)



AWARDS COMMITTEE (standing committee)

Members will execute the confidential submissions process and engage with other CAI chapters to procure appropriate judging panels for the Manager/Developer Awards and the Community Awards programs. Open to managers, homeowners and business partners.



2018 COMMUNITY LAW DAY Education Committee

This event date has not yet been finalized for 2018 but the education team's work is not dependent on that. Primary duties occur well in advance of event, defining topics & vetting speakers. 


This team will work to design ways to for commemorating this chapter milestone in a way that honors the past and looks to the future. Meetings will be by conference/video call with a couple in-person gatherings, location TBD. Planning will begin 4Q 2017.


2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO Steering Committee (Event is July 19-20 in Charlotte) 

Several teams will make up this committee:

·         Exhibitor Experience team – duties are primarily on Thursday (some light work in advance) and light on Friday.

·         Onsite/Attendee Experience team – duties are on both days of event, with some advance work. Includes luncheon decor, ambassador coordination and Friday check-in.

·         Sponsorship team – duties primarily involve reaching out to potential sponsors

·         Education team – primary duties occur well in advance of event, defining topics & vetting speakers

·         Networking Social/Entertainment - primary duties occur well in advance of event, defining and pricing entertainment. Also includes Networking Social check-in. 




The Councils serve as the chapter’s local presence across the state under the direction of the Board of Directors. They focus on helping managers and homeowners build better communities. Council composition is guided by a cross-sectional formula of membership classifications types; members serve two-year terms and generally have considerable CAI experience.

Councils operate similar to boards, with duties akin to good faith, care and loyalty. Members participate in planning meetings and actively participate in events, as well as assist in procuring event sponsors. 

There may or may not be openings in a given membership classification on a given Council at any time- but adding your name to this list will ensure that your interest is made known. 


The chapter Board supervises, controls and directs the affairs and property of the chapter, serving as the governing body per chapter bylaws. Its 11 members are elected to 3-year terms to fill seats by specified membership category - homeowner, manager, business partner. Experience in both the individual's profession and in CAI is highly valued by the Nominating Committee, which oversees each year's nomination and election process. Members can express interest in Board service at any time for the following year, and each fall's nominating committee will be advised of their interest. 


We're also happy to hear from you if you just want to hold up your hand to volunteer "in general" as needs arise. 


(Volunteers do need to hold a current membership- you can always check your status under Member Search on the home page.

To renew, call 703/970-9220; To join, click here.)




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