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March 5, 2013
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  • Municipalities increasingly hand off duties to HOAs
    More homeowners associations are performing traditional duties of local governments, such as trash pickup and street upkeep, leading some experts to worry that a long-term crisis is brewing. "At some point, my question is this: Is not the responsibility going to come back to the municipality? They'll have slums on their hands," said Evan McKenzie, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. USA Today (3/3) Email this Story
  • N.J. enacts mediation process for Sandy claims
    A mediation process has been put in place in New Jersey to help homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy settle disputed insurance claims without going to court. "New Jersey's program will help rapidly and amicably resolve claims to help residents recover from Sandy," says Ken Kobylowski, commissioner of the state's Department of Banking and Insurance. Patch.com/Ocean City, N.J. (3/3) Email this Story
  • FEMA, SBA help HOAs and condo co-ops after disasters
    Homeowners associations and condo co-ops have several resources to turn to after a natural disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides grants for emergency repairs, and the Small Business Administration has millions of dollars in low-cost loans available to keep neighborhoods covered until insurance claims are settled. Habitat magazine online (2/26) Email this Story
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  Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management 
  • Welcome to management -- here's how to get started
    Newly appointed leaders can feel like they've been thrown out of an airplane without a parachute, writes Roberta Matuson. To avoid hitting the ground, you'll need to learn quickly to master office politics, handle workers respectfully and effectively, and hire superb people. "You will shine the most when those around you are beaming," Matuson writes. Fast Company online (2/22) Email this Story
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  Doing Good in the Community 
  • HOAs, town team up to promote emergency preparedness
    A meeting for HOAs in Middle Smithfield, Pa., discussed the importance of emergency preparedness. "One of the big lessons learned from the recent Hurricane Sandy include the need for current contact information, preparedness and communication," township Supervisor Mike Dwyer said. "As much as we were able to reach many residents during the storm through e-mail or Facebook, there were others in homeowner associations that did not know where to go for emergency services, warming stations or just to find out what is going on." The Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, Pa.) (tiered subscription model) (3/1) Email this Story
  Ethics and Professional Conduct 
  • How management assumptions create pay and talent disparities
    The assumptions behind the lingering gender pay gap include the belief that stars know their value and negotiate hard, while humbler, lower-paid counterparts won't bolt because they don't realize their disadvantage, Dana Theus writes. Such assumptions put leaders in danger of losing talented women in favor of men who are better at self-promoting and negotiating, she writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/25) Email this Story
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The National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM) is a 17-year-old independent board that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide. The board administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination, a rigorous, three-hour test that measures managers’ knowledge of community management best practices. Passing the CMCA examination and maintaining the standards of the CMCA certification is proof that a manager is a knowledgeable, ethical and professional. CMCA-certified managers have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners’ associations, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values.

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