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COVID-19 & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS: Resources for You & Your Community

FAQs About Community Associations & COVID-19 - Click for CAI Q&A Article
WSCAI Mediation Program - Resolve Community Disputes Without Litigation - Click here to Learn More
FAQs About Community Associations & COVID-19 - Click for CAI Q&A Article
WSCAI Mediation Program - Resolve Community Disputes Without Litigation - Click here to Learn More
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Managing Stormwater Maintenance Webinar - July 8 - Board Member And Homeowner 2021 Webinar Series
2021: Out Of This World - 2021 Annual Golf Tournament - July 26 at Glendale Country Club
Backpack & School Supplies Drive - Benefitting Mercy Housing NW - Through July 28
Checkout Our Event Pages - Visit Our Calendar and Upcoming Events!
Managing Stormwater Maintenance Webinar
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Backpack & School Supplies Drive - Benefitting Mercy Housing NW - Through July 28
Checkout Our Event Pages - Visit Our Calendar and Upcoming Events!
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Blog: Reading Financial Statements Series© — Balance Sheet - Chapter Happenings Sponsor May 2021 - Newman CPA
A Strong Reserve Fund Is The Strongest Hedge Against Inflation - Chapter Happenings Sponsor May 2021 - Association Reserves
Blog: Rain, Rain, Go Away! - 2021 Diamond Chapter Sponsor - By CAU
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A Strong Reserve Fund Is The Strongest Hedge Against Inflation
Blog: Rain, Rain, Go Away! - 2021 Diamond Chapter Sponsor - By CAU
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Welcome to WSCAI!

WSCAI is the Washington State chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI). CAI is the only national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Our mission is to assist community associations in promoting harmony, community, and responsible leadership. We believe that providing board members, managers, and homeowners the knowledge to better run their associations, they can turn “owners” into “neighbors,” increasing harmony, and leading to more prosperous, safer communities.

What We Do

Education

WSCAI provides members with educational resources by offering seminars, workshops, conferences and educational programs, most leading to professional designations for community managers and other industry professionals. 

Advocacy

WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) works on legislative and regulatory matters, advocating in Olympia WA, on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals.

Involvement

WSCAI encourages chapter involvement through committees made up of volunteer members working together to address various areas within WSCAI, giving these members an opportunity to help shape our chapter.

What WSCAI Has To Offer

Upcoming Event

Managing Stormwater Maintenance Webinar

Managing Stormwater Maintenance Webinar

Thursday, July 8 from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
This webinar, “Managing Stormwater Maintenance” will discuss all aspects of stormwater systems and the importance of managing their maintenance.

Part of WSCAI’s Board Members & Homeowners 2021 Webinar Series.

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Upcoming Event

Annual Golf Tournament 2021

Annual Golf Tournament 2021

Join us on July 26, 2021 for WSCAI’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament! WSCAI’s Annual Golf Tournament is a popular themed and fun-filled event, with teams competing at 18-holes of golf. On-the-go breakfast bites, cart, raffle tickets, and boxed lunch & dinner are included, with an Awards Presentation following the tournament. This tournament typically sells out at 144 golfers. Register today!

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Upcoming Event

Backpack & School Supplies Drive

Backpack & School Supplies Drive

All children deserve the opportunity to succeed in school. Many families living at Mercy Housing do not have the resources to meet these needs. Join WSCAI’s Community Outreach Committee’s Annual Backpack & School Supplies Drive Benefiting
Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW). Donation deadline is Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

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Blog/News

Blog: Replace your plumbing at 50 years? 60 years? Not so fast.. - Chapter Happening Sponsor June 2021 - Associations Reserves WA

Replace Your Plumbing At 50 Years? 60 Years? Not So Fast…

You may have been noticing an increase in the frequency of plumbing system replacement, at very high costs. Now that a significant portion of the housing stock we serve within Washington Community Associations has reached or is near the 50-year mark of life, expect that trend to continue. But what do you plan for in terms of timing, and cost? Why isn’t total replacement typically in your reserve study?

Blog: Reading Financial Statements Series© — Balance Sheet Part 2 - Cash - Chapter Happenings Sponsor June 2021 - Newman CPA

Reading Financial Statements Series© – Balance Sheet Part 2: CASH

CASH! Everyone likes cash! Associations are no different. Without enough cash, association management and community property can become neglected, often leading to future major repairs requiring loans and special assessments. Understanding what activities have the most impact on cash balances is vital to the future success of an association’s operations.

Blog: Reading Financial Statements Series© — Balance Sheet

Reading Financial Statements Series© — Balance Sheet

This blog, introducing you to balance sheets, is the first in our Reading Financial Statements Series©

A Strong Reserve Fund Is The Strongest Hedge Against Inflation - Blog Image

A Strong Reserve Fund Is The Strongest Hedge Against Inflation

What is a Community Association’s strongest hedge against inflation? A strong reserve fund! As of the end of April, 2021, increases in the pricing of lumber, asphalt binder , and other materials have risen well into the double digits when compared to the previous year. Costs for the “Big 9” projects (painting, roofing, asphalt, siding, windows, decks, plumbing, elevators, HVAC) are simply wild and unpredictable right now.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

April showers bring May flowers…and sometimes uninsured losses! Building damage caused by heavy rain, clogged gutters and storm drains, accumulated water in a crawl space and any other water that originates OUTSIDE of a building is generally excluded on most policies for several reasons.

Webinars

Pop-Up Webinar #3:
COVID-19 & Common Interest Communities

Re-Opening Your Community During Covid-19: Requirements & Unknowns

A panel of professionals discuss and provide some guidance about re-opening in the midst of the pandemic

Advocacy

Legislative Action Committee

Support the LAC!

WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) works on legislative and regulatory matters, advocating in Olympia, WA, on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals within Washington State. Your contribution is critical in helping the LAC fulfill their advocacy mission, communicate with members and policy makers, raise their profile at state capitols, and retain the services of professionals who help CAI shape the debate concerning issues important to community associations and the professionals that serve them.

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What People Are Saying About WSCAI

Nancy K. CannanNancy K. Cannan CIRMS

Retired ~ Executive Vice President – Marketing, CAU (Community Association Underwriters)

“Membership participation and advertising as a member of WSCAI is an effective way to connect with the board members that make buying decisions for their associations and the community association managers who influence those decisions. It’s one of the best marketing tools we have!”

Ken HarerKen Harer

Attorney, Condominium Law Group

“I have been a member of WSCAI for more than 18 years, as a construction consultant, and as an attorney serving community associations with construction litigation, collections, and general counsel needs. I believe in this organization because of the shared resources it provides to the board members and managers of these communities, and the education it provides to help them manage the millions of dollars of property they are in charge of, and to serve their membership.”

Gil PriceGil Price

Executive Director, Condominium Law Group

“As the 2008 WSCAI Chapter President and a member since 2003, I belong to WSCAI because it provides resources and educational opportunities for people living in a Condo or HOA, and for professionals working in our industry. It’s key to surround yourself with WSCAI industry professionals to assist you in the management of your multi-million dollar corporation, otherwise known as your Condo or HOA. Giving back to the community in which I live and work is important to me.”

Catherine KhunCatherine Kuhn, CPA

Firm Director, Newman & Company, CPA, PC

“We want to contribute to the industry from which we benefit. Our mantra is ‘Education’ — of the boards, the managers, and our staff. We enjoy teaching at WSCAI events and have met wonderful people. And ultimately, we are successful when our clients and staff are educated.”

Find a Service Provider for Your Community

Are you looking for a community manager, contractor, insurance provider
or another service for your HOA or condominium?

Find a Service Provider for Your Community

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