Is Your Community Association a Winner? CAI Announces Community of the Year Awards

There are more than 323,600 association-governed communities in the United States. What sets your community apart from the crowd? Each year Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute holds a Community Association of the Year contest to recognize those communities that best demonstrate excellence in all facets of association operations and governance by following CAI’s Best Practices. There are four categories:

  • Very Large (1,000+ units)
  • Large (500-999 units)
  • Medium (150-499 units)
  • Small (1-149 units).

Did you know that IKO is member of CAI? Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute, a 501(c)(6) organization, serves the educational, business and networking needs of the community association industry in Maryland and Virginia and the entire District of Columbia. Members include professional managers and community association volunteer leaders from condominium, cooperative and homeowners associations as well as those who provide products and services to associations.

WMCCAI’s nearly 3,000 members span more than 80 cities and counties, and include 1,551 community association volunteer leaders, 90 community association management firms, 928 individual managers and 314 other professionals and companies that serve the community association industry.

WMCCAI is the largest of Community Associations Institute’s 61 chapters worldwide.

So, do you have what it takes to be a Community Association of the Year? Enter and find out!


A community association resident and/or owner must be a current member of WMCCAI for the community to be eligible to enter. Not a current member? It’s easy to join online or submit an application prior to the entering contest(s).


Communicator of the Year Award: The community association that best demonstrates commitment to CAI’s best practices in both educating and informing association members through accurate and relevant information and receiving member feedback in accordance with guidelines and principles as set forth by CAI GAP Report on Communications.

Humanitarian of the Year Award: The community association that best demonstrates exemplary service to the community outside its own association. Applicants shall be judged for outstanding service to the community in areas of community service and charitable works.

Communities are encouraged to apply in each category.


Now available at and due Oct. 25.

CAI announces Community of the Year winner in December 2013 and announced at Jump Start January 2014.

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