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2017 Chapter Committees

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Active participation on a volunteer committee is an excellent way to network and promote yourself within the community association industry and CAI. It offers opportunities to meet new people, help run an all-volunteer organization and receive a great degree of appreciation and self-gratitude. Choose to help produce a special event or join one of our other committees that are significantly important to the continued growth, well-being and mission of CAI.

Business Partners

This committee assures that CAI-GLAC provides an appropriate array of sponsorship opportunities on an equitable basis to showcase Business Partners' companies, products and services to the membership. Time commitment: Monthly meetings.
Committee Chair:
Gina Roldan
ProTec Building Services
800-557-2217


Community Outreach

This committee is responsible for developing community projects which benefit communities in Los Angeles County and enhance CAI's image. Time commitment: Monthly meetings and attendance at community outreach events.
Committee Co-chair:
Miranda Legaspi, MBA
Platinum Security, Inc.
800-777-6205
Committee Co-chair:
Angelique Madrigal
Ross Morgan & Company, Inc. AAMC®
818-907-6622


Education

This committee updates and maintains materials for the Essentials of Community Association Leadership Workshops, CID Law courses and advanced homeowner education programs. Members also train and organize the facilitators. Additional responsibilities include finding new ways to bring education to Community Association Volunteer Leader and Manager members. This committee comprises Community Association Volunteer Leaders and Managers. Time commitment: Meetings as needed.
Committee Chair:
Cyndi Koester, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
SwedelsonGottlieb
310-207-2207


Finance

This committee monitors the Chapter's financial status and periodically reports the financial health to the board of directors. Members also explore ways to improve the Chapter's fundraising results. Time commitment: As necessary.
Committee Chair:
Michael Lewis, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Concept Seven, LLC
310-622-7012


Golf (May 15, 2017)

The Golf Tournament Committee plans and stages the annual Golf Tournament in June. This event is the Chapter's largest fund-raiser. Time commitment: A couple of meetings early in the year and then bi-weekly meetings starting in late April/early May through event date. Do you like to play golf?
Committee Co-chair:
Ryan Dudasik
Whitestone Painters
310-703-6493
Committee Co-chair:
Katie Mokhlessin
BrightView Landscape Services
310-431-7104


HOA Marketplace

This committee designs, plans and stages the Homeowners Association Marketplace events. These events are primary educational venues for managers and association board members. Time commitment: Monthly meetings and attendance at satellite events.
Committee Co-Chair:
Alan Denison
Elements Landscape Management
661-993-9148
Committee Co-Chair:
David San Filippo
Critter Busters, Inc.
800-273-6059


Legislative Support

The Legislative Support Committee supports CAI's lobbying efforts in Sacramento at the local level by disseminating information to members, fund raising and generally increasing awareness about current legislative issues among members. Chair and Chapter Delegates participate in monthly CLAC telephone conferences and presentation of periodic legislative updates at programs, as necessary. Attendance at CLAC's annual "CA Day in the Capitol" is encouraged. Time commitment: As necessary to meet lobbying demands at local level.
Committee Chair:
Matthew Plaxton Esq.
Tinnelly Law Group
949-588-0866


Mediation Services

The committee is responsible for monitoring and expanding the Mediation Services program offering low-cost mediation to both members and non-members who wish to mediate CID matters. Time commitment: Meetings as needed.
Committee Chair:
Matthew Grode, Esq.
Gibbs, Giden, Locher, Turner, Senet & Wittbrodt, LLP
310-552-3400


Membership

The Membership Committee is responsible for membership development, including recruiting new members and retaining current members. Committee members are also Ambassadors who staff registration tables, welcome new members and host potential members at Chapter functions. Committee members also service as liaisons, ensuring that members are informed, involved and recognized for their contributions to the Chapter. Liaisons also contact continuing members periodically to ensure that the Chapter is meeting their needs and providing worthwhile benefits. Time commitment: One meeting per month, plus attendance at events.
Committee Chair:
Mahendra “Sammy” Sami, VP, CTP
Union Bank HOA Services
213-236-5029


Programs/Luncheons

The Programs Committee plans and stages Educational Luncheons held at regional locations during the year. Time commitment: Monthly meetings, plus attendance at luncheons to assist as necessary.
Committee Co-chair:
Neda Nehouray, CMCA®, AMS®
HOA Organizers, Inc.
818-778-3331
Committee Co-chair:
Brian Moreno, Esq., CCAL
SwedelsonGottlieb
310-207-2207


Publications

Focus MagazineThe Publications Committee oversees the FOCUS Newsmagazine, the Website and the annual Membership Directory. Committee members work on themes and content for six magazines printed each year, and add new features to the ever-growing Web Site and Membership Directory. One key objective will be to establish and follow strict deadlines for all publications. Time commitment: As necessary.

Committee Chair:
Focus:
Matthew Gardner, Esq.
Richardson Harman Ober PC
626-449-5577



Website:
Lynne Collmann, CMCA®, AMS®
Savoy Community Association
213-617-9300


Membership Directory:
Stephen S. Grane
Alante Insurance Programs
949-679-7131



Satellite Programs

The committee plans and stages regional breakfasts and evening educational seminars in order to reach association board members and managers who may not be able to attend the Skirball luncheons. The committee is responsible for setting up the program and speakers. Time commitment: As necessary.
Committee Co-chair:
Ruth Moffitt, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Valencia Management Group
661-295-9474
Committee Co-chair:
Craig Phillips, CCAM®, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
International Tower Owners Assn.
562-436-9066


Social

The committee is responsible for putting on the Game Night (July), Casino Night (November) and the Holiday Happy Hour (December). Casino Night is the second largest fund-raiser for the Chapter. The group puts together a budget, decides the location and the sponsorship package necessary to attract additional participation by Chapter members, and stages the event. Time commitment: Monthly meetings throughout the year and weekly meetings in the month prior to each major event.
Committee Co-chair:
Leslee Jones
Alliance Environmental Group, Inc.
805-603-0315
Committee Co-chair:
Angelique Madrigal
Ross Morgan & Company, Inc. AAMC
818-907-6622


Social Media

Responsibilities include: 1) disseminating information about upcoming events and news through social media channels in order to raise community awareness of CAI and its benefits, 2) developing and implementing a social media strategy, 3) promoting Chapter events in order to maximize manager and association membership and participation, 4) conducting opinion and statistical surveys, and soliciting ideas for future Chapter offerings. The Social Media Committee will work with other committees, as necessary, to develop a plan for promoting those respective committees' activities in order to draw more public and member support. Time commitment: As necessary to successfully promote the organization.
Committee Co-chair:
Lindsay Morstad
ASR Construction
805-874-2771
Committee Co-chair:
Teresa Agnew
Roseman & Associates APC
818-380-6700


Wine Night

This committee designs, plans and produces the annual Wine Night event. This event is an important Chapter fund-raiser. Time commitment: Meetings as necessary and attendance at the August event.
Committee Co-chair:
Katy Krupp
Fenton Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt, LLP
949-435-3800
Committee Co-chair:
Jolen Zeroski, VP, CMCA®
Union Bank, HOA Services
800-669-8659, Option 4