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Minnesota Community Living September/October 2009
486 Professionals Earn CMCA Credential
Almost 500 professionals received the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential from the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM) in the first half of 2009.
Professionals must complete a 16-hour course and pass NBC-CAM’s national examination to earn the certification. They must demonstrate competence in developing association budgets and financial reports; providing administrative, operational and managerial counsel to association boards and residents; enforcing covenants and restrictions; overseeing payment for community association services; and managing association personnel.
Certified managers must take continuing education courses and adhere to the CMCA Standards of Professional Conduct to maintain the certification.
The following Minnesota managers received their CMCA during the first half of 2009:
CAI has also awarded designations to almost 300 industry professionals, which includes recipients of the AMS, PCAM, and RS designations. The AMS is the second tier of professional certification and designations for community association managers. The PCAM is the third and highest designation for professional managers. The RS designation recognizes a high level of competency in the conduct of reserve studies.
Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM)
Association Management Specialists (AMS)
Reserve Specialists (RS)
"Where You Live” Radio Program Featuring the CAI-MN Minute
The weekly radio program (Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), "Where You Live,” with Gene & Toni now features a one minute segment from CAI-MN every week. The program, featured on AM 1570 KYCR, is the Twin Cities’ only radio show that tackles issues and concerns faced by owners of homes, condos, townhomes or apartments. The program is produced by New Concepts Management, a member of CAI-MN.
Here is a listing of the scheduled broadcast topics:
Handyman Horror Stories, Sep. 12
"Where You Live” to have CAI CEO Tom Skiba as a Guest on September 19
Tom Skiba, CEO of CAI, will be a guest on the "Where You Live” radio program on Saturday, September 19. He will be on starting at 11:00 a.m. The topic is "Rights and Responsibilities for Better Communities”
CAI Offers Flu Clinics for Members
CAI members can now schedule flu vaccination clinics at their companies or in their communities, eliminating the need for residents and employees to schedule appointments with their doctors.
Vaccinations for the H1N1 virus (more commonly known as "swine flu”) will be available later in the year in accordance with the federal priority lists. Availability will be announced to CAI members via e-mail.
Hellmuth & Johnson Adds New Attorney
Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC is pleased to announce that Jack Bouquet has joined the firm.
Bouquet joins the firm as Of Counsel with more than 40 years of experience. He practices in the areas of real estate law, community association law, corporate and business law, estate planning, and probate. Jack is licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota.
Jack is a certified real property law specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), past chair of the Hennepin County Real Property Section, member of the MSBA’s MCIOA committee (charged with reviewing all proposed changes to the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act), past chair of CAI-MN and currently a member of the CAI Legislative Action Committee.
Thomsen & Nybeck to Relocate Offices on October 1, 2009
Thomsen & Nybeck, P.A. is pleased to announce that it will be moving its offices to the Northland Executive Office Center effective October 1, 2009. The firm’s new address will be 3600 American Blvd, Ste. 400, Bloomington, MN 55431. The firm’s phone and fax numbers will remain the same.
Mary Felix Promoted to Property Manager Supervisor
Mary Felix was promoted to Property Manager Supervisor at Gassen Company on July 1, 2009. Mary joined Gassen Company in 2007 with extensive experience in the building trades and customer service business. In January 2009, she assumed the position of Trainer for new Property Managers. Mary continues with the training program, serves on the Membership Committee for CAI-MN and is working on obtaining her PCAM designation. Congratulations to Mary Felix!