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CAI-MN January Seminar 2017
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When: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Ave S
Bloomington, Minnesota  55425
United States

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– $45 for members
– $55 for nonmembers

If you registered for the CAI-MN Bundle, you will be automatically registered for this event. To keep our numbers accurate, please let Rachel Dicks know if you will not be able to attend this seminar, at or 651-290-6297.


8:00 am Registration & Networking
8:15 am Welcome
8:30 – 9:15 am

FHA Update from an Insider
Alyssa Wetzel-Moore | bio

This course will provide an overview of the Fair Housing Act and its application to community associations. There will be a special emphasis on accommodations for people with disabilities, familial status discrimination, and harassment. We will also review state and local anti-discrimination laws and the elements of a fair housing complaint.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history and reasons behind the Fair Housing Act
  2. Understand how the fair housing act and other relevant laws apply to the work of property managers and others involved in community associations
  3. Recognize and prevent potential fair housing violations.
  4. Learn best practices to avoid discrimination
9:15 am Networking Break
9:30 – 10:30 am

Building Envelope Problems & Best Practices
Kent Jones, P.E., Principal – Encompass, Inc. | bio

The course is intended to educate property managers and facility managers on the pitfalls and solutions of improperly constructed building envelopes. The course will cover common building envelope defects and deficiencies in condo and townhome buildings; consequences of ignoring building envelope problems, and changes in the industry intended to improve building envelope construction.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identifying building envelope deficiencies
  2. Identifying damages and signs that deficiencies exist
  3. Building envelope details and best practices that work
  4. Maintenance considerations for exterior envelopes
  5. Code changes that improve building longevity and safety.
10:30 am Networking Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Risk Management
Herman Fasbender – Marsh and McLennan Agency | bio

Seasonal risk management tips for Community Associations-It is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and nowhere is this more true than in the area of loss prevention. This is course will offer practical and usable risk management ideas that community associations can implement to prevent losses and reduce the time needed to deal with them.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between property and personal loss types
  2. Identify the most common types of seasonal losses
  3. Learn at least one type of loss prevention technique for each type of loss
  4. Learn the difference between loss frequency and severity
  5. Learn the difference between loss prevention and loss reduction
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

LAC Update – What’s Happening this Year in Legislature
Joseph Crawford, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, President – Crawford Management | bio

Minnesota’s recent historic election in November of 2016 changed the make-up and structure of the Minnesota Legislature. Understanding how an idea becomes a law and what factors influence lawmaking is an important component of the success of associations such as CAI-MN. This course will provide a legislative update to the members of CAI-MN by providing an overview of the November elections, describing the current make-up of the legislature and provide insight as to how association members can become even more effective in influencing legislative outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand that elections have meaning
  2. Gain a better understanding of the Minnesota Legislature
  3. Gain a better understanding of the legislative process
  4. Become effective advocates on behalf of CAI-MN
1:00 pm Adjourn

Speaker Bios

Herman Fasbender

Herman Fasbender – Marsh and McLennan Agency

Herman Fasbender was born in St. Paul, raised in Hastings, MN, and graduated from Hastings High School in 1976. He obtained a BS in Natural Science at St. John’s University in Collegeville. Employed by Vermillion State Bank from 1981-1993. Employed by Vermillion Insurance Agency from 1982-1993, becoming part owner in 1984. Started at CSC Insurance Center in 1993, where the Community Association Insurance Service (CAIS department) was formed. CSC merged with RJF Agencies in 2004, which merged with Marsh and McLennan Agencies in 2012. The CAIS department currently services over 500 clients and has revenues in excess of $1.5 million.

Herman is from a family of 10 children and has been married for 26 years and has two sons.

Kent Jones

Kent Jones, P.E., Principal – Encompass, Inc.

Kent is the lead structural engineer for a variety of engineering design projects, forensic investigations, and construction management jobs involving industrial and commercial buildings, high-rise residential, single-family and multi-family residential, recreational facilities, churches, and schools. He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Arizona.

Joe Crawford

Joseph Crawford, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, President – Crawford Management

Joseph Crawford, CMCA, AMS, PCAM is president and partner of Crawford Management, a licensed real estate broker in Minnesota, Realtor and a community association manager of eight years holding the highest professional designations Community Association Institute has to offer: PCAM (Professional Community Association Manager); also having worked for grounds maintenance and painting companies serving associations. Joseph is actively involved in Community Associations Institute (CAI); he previously served as chairman of the Education Committee for the Minnesota Chapter of CAI, and he currently chairs CAI's Minnesota Legislative Action Committee.

Alyssa Wetzel-Moore

Alyssa Wetzel-Moore has been a human rights investigator with the Saint Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) since 2009. She investigates discrimination complaints in housing, employment, public accommodations, and others. She earned her law degree from the University of Saint Thomas School of Law.

Alyssa Wetzel-Moore led HREEO’s efforts to partner with HUD on housing discrimination complaints and to provide training, outreach, and education on the fair housing act. She also serves as chair of the regional Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC), a group of seven counties and eight cities required to affirmatively further fair housing in their planning and development efforts.

As the City’s ADA Coordinator, Alyssa Wetzel-Moore developed and implemented the City of Saint Paul’s ADA policies and processes for accommodation requests from the public.

Professional Credentials & Real Estate Credits:

Professional Credentials:
All CAI-MN events qualify toward earning and maintaining your professional credentials (CMCA, AMS, PCAM, etc.).

Real Estate Credits:
CAI-MN submits application for Real Estate Credits with the state of Minnesota for each educational program.

PCI Compliance: Per standard by the Payment Card Industry, CAI-MN has met the requirements of the Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). Credit card information will not be accepted via email.

Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice, received one week prior to the event, you will receive a refund, less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations the week of the event are non-refundable. Notice of cancellation must be faxed to the CAI-MN office. No-shows will not receive a refund.

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