June 13 marks the day when we show our appreciation to those professionals who serve as the backbone of the communities they serve
Community Associations Institute (CAI) is proud to celebrate International Community Association Managers Day on June 13. This day is dedicated to more than 55,000 community association managers in the U.S. and thousands more worldwide. We believe that community association managers are the professional backbone of the condominium communities and homeowners associations that they serve, providing the skills and expertise that are essential to successful operations and governance.
These individuals 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. Thanks to their virtuosity and specialization, community managers have helped community associations become preferred places 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. Many of these communities rely on the support and knowledge of their community managers to meet the needs of their residents and ensure that the homeowner leaders who govern their communities succeed.
Community managers showed inspiring resilience during the past two years in 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. 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.
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Why We Love International Community Association Managers Day #IntlCAMDay
1. Appreciate community association managers
It’s a tough but rewarding job. Community association managers work resolutely toward the betterment of their communities and help homeowners have the best possible experience where they live.
2. Distinguish between community association managers and other titles
Community association managers are often confused with related career paths such as property managers, who focus solely on rental communities. It is important to create awareness about the distinct job description and responsibilities of a community association manager.
3. Paving a career path for others
International Community Association Managers Day is an opportunity for everyone to learn about this industry and potentially pursue a career in the field. Individuals can learn about the training, certifications, and other requirements that are needed to become a community association manager.