2020 Award Program - A celebration of excellence in the community association industry!

2020 Award Program


The Chapter created an award program to celebrate the excellence in the community association industry and honor some of our outstanding members.  There are three award categories; Community Association of the Year Award (Small (under 100), Medium (100-200) and Large (200 up), Community Manager of the Year Award, and Business Partner of the Year Award.  The winner of each award will receive their award at the Annual Holiday Party & Awards Gala, date and location TBD. .   All applications must be received by September 30, 2020.  Applications and required documents can be emailed to ced@cai-michigan.org or mailed to:

CAI Michigan, 2080 US 12, Clinton, MI 49236

The Community Association of the Year Awards

This award recognizes the Homeowner or Condominium Association in each size category that  demonstrate overall  excellence and innovation to their Associations.   

Community Association Award nomination form

The Community Association Manager of the Year Award

Community managers are the professional backbone of the communities they serve. Providing the knowledge and expertise that is crucial to the success of management and operations of Community Associations.

Community Association Manager Award nomination form

The Business Partner Volunteer of the Year Award

Awarded to the CAI Business Partner who has provided extraordinary service and support to the CAI Michigan Chapter, the community associations they serve, and the industry as a whole.

Business Partner Volunteer Award nomination form



Award Sponsor


Bar Sponsor

Alliance Association Bank

Centerpiece Sponsors


Hirzel Law

Rickel Law




M-201 Facilities Management, August 19-20, 2020 12-3 p.m. ET

This course provides a hands-on approach to help you analyze, evaluate, communicate and plan for property maintenance. Your community will benefit from your increased understanding of the various types of maintenance—routine, preventive, emergency, corrective and scheduled

August 26th Teamwork & Leadership Development - 2 Part Webinar Series

Promoting Volunteerism and Preventing Burnout What would we do without volunteers? They are the lifeblood of community associations. Not only do volunteer board members accomplish the necessary work of the association, but they, along with committee members, establish values and priorities of the membership.

M-202 Association Communications, August 27-28, 2020, 12-3 p.m. ET

This course offers communication strategies that will benefit both new and experienced managers and provide the skills to better understand owners and volunteers. You’ll learn the basics of good customer service and gain the tools to effectively handle complaints, write newsletters and reports and manage public relations.

M-204 Community Governance, September 2-3 p.m. ET

This course covers the legal basis of community rules, policies and procedures. You’ll gain a better understanding of board and management responsibilities and a better grasp of the community association as a legal entity. Learn how to advise and support your board and how to revise policies and procedures to comply with current laws and recommended management practices.

M-310: Management Company Administration, September 15-16, 2020, 12-3 p.m. ET

This course helps you build the skills and knowledge to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of a community association management company. It explains how to apply the principles of organizational theory to set up and operate the business. You’ll also learn how to market services, manage and train staff and develop additional sources of income.

M-205 Risk Management, October 13-14, 2020 12-3 p.m. ET

This course shows you how to prepare for your community’s future by identifying insurance risks and addressing critical issues. Learn how to optimize your community’s risk-management program and gain strategies and resources for evaluating property coverage, reporting losses and managing claims

M-206: Financial Management, October 20-21, 2020, 12-3 p.m. ET

This course gives you the tools to understand and apply the principles of financial management to your community association. You’ll learn the entire budget process, from identifying line items to reconciling accounts to gaining board approval. You’ll also learn how to analyze and report on association finances.

M-203 Community Leadership, November 12-13, 2020 12-3 p.m. ET

This course shows you how to inspire the cooperation needed from board leaders and volunteers to achieve management goals. You’ll learn proven ways to motivate and guide community leaders and help board and committee members accomplish more at every meeting.