Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an international organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For over (50) years, CAI has been the leader in providing education, resources, advocacy, and networking to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professional managers and service providers who support them. CAI has more than 45,000 members in 63 chapters worldwide, including Canada, the Middle East and South Africa.

The Channel Islands Chapter serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern Counties by providing its over 1,000 chapter members with education, resources, networking, and advocacy to further our mission of Building Better Communities. CAI-Channel Islands is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that holds seven board meetings each year. All members are welcome to attend. Please contact Leah Ross (see below) for the next board meeting date.

For more info on our national organization, go here. For chapter information, call 805-658-1438 or e-mail Leah Ross, Executive Director, at leah@cai-channelislands.org.

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What Does CAI Do?

  • Assists its members in establishing and operating successful association communities through available publications, workshops, webinars, and educational programs.
  • Provides a national forum for discussing key issues in the association field.
  • Serves as a clearing house and research center on community associations.
  • Focuses national attention on the needs and concerns of individuals and professionals involved with community associations.

Who Should Belong to CAI?

  • Membership in the Institute is open to the board members of homeowners associations and their homeowners, builder/developers, community managers, management companies, public agencies and officials, professionals who serve community associations and other interested individuals and organizations.
  • CAI does not represent any one professional or interest group. Rather, it represents the process of creating and operating a successful, viable community association.