Letter from the President

Sabrina French, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Sabrina French, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

PMP Management

2024 Chapter President

Dear Members,

Welcome to 2024! As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of our Channel Islands Chapter's Board of Directors, with a special mention to our 2023 Chapter President, Ryan Gesell, for their unwavering dedication and service.

The collective effort put forth by everyone was truly exceptional, and it's inspiring to witness the collaboration of volunteers coming together for a common purpose. A heartfelt thank you also goes to our Chapter Executive Director, Leah Ross, whose invaluable work remains an integral part of our Chapter's success.

Reflecting on the achievements of the past year, our Chapter has now surpassed 1,000 members, a remarkable milestone that reflects the hard work of our leaders, committees, and members. This achievement is a testament to the vibrant community we have built.

Our Chapter is renowned for its innovative approach in creating engaging content for our members. Last year, we successfully produced a CLAC awareness video, recognized not only within our Chapter but sought after by other Chapters as well. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to thinking outside the box.

Over the years, I have heard our Chapter referred to as "home" by members, committee participants, and board members alike. This sense of belonging is a remarkable attribute that we cherish.

The success we've achieved and aim for in the future is indebted to the dedicated members of our committees and board who generously volunteer their time. We invite and encourage participation from all members. If you are interested in getting involved in any capacity, big or small, please reach out to Leah Ross at leah@cai-channelislands.org.

As we begin 2024, the Board has set several goals. At the forefront is the creation of a membership video to highlight the value of being part of our Chapter. We are also actively seeking members interested in greater involvement, whether in committees, speaking opportunities, or other capacities.

Your input and opinions matter to us at all levels of the Chapter. If you have any thoughts or concerns, please feel free to share them with us in person at events or via email to Leah.

Building on the positive initiatives from 2023, we aim to bring our Chapter closer together. Continuing the tradition, short interviews with our Business Partners will be featured on social media. This is an opportunity to not only showcase their businesses but also to get to know them as individuals. Be sure to follow the Chapter's social media platforms for these interviews and updates on educational events.

This year, our focus on fundraising for the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) continues. CLAC advocates at the state legislature for the interests of planned communities and community managers. If you would like to support CLAC or stay informed on legislation impacting our industry, visit caiclac.com.

On behalf of our Executive Director, your Board of Directors, all committee members, and myself, we express our gratitude for your integral role in our amazing Chapter. Here's to another fantastic year!


Sabrina French, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
2024 CAI-Channel Islands Chapter President