The Jackson Memorial Community Association in West Virginia's Lewis County will receive a Communities Facilities Grant from USDA Rural Development. The grant, totaling $3,325, will be used to bring the Jane Lew Community Center building into compliance with the state's fire-safety code.
Homeowners associations cannot turn off utilities to a delinquent owner's home, even if the utilities are self-contained in the community, lawyer Joe Adams writes. Instead, HOAs can cut off the member from common-facility use or other association property to encourage the member to pay their bill.
The teamwork that Canada geese use to fly back to their northern homes in the spring can teach business leaders a thing or two about organizational leadership techniques, Tanveer Naseer writes. In order to be a successful leader, you need to encourage employees to develop their skills, effectively communicate your vision so everyone is on the same page and learn to put your team ahead of yourself, Naseer writes.
A study by LinkedIn finds that 84% of professionals believe in career luck, but is there a way to cultivate luck to help you become successful? Some believe you can, and this article rounds up six rules to making luck happen -- such as having a humble heart, a strong work ethic and a go-with-your-gut mentality.
HOA presidents such as Sammie Sias of the Sandridge Community Association in Augusta, Ga., are picking up the slack when foreclosed homes become vacant and quickly turn into eyesores in his neighborhood. Sias cleans up trash and cuts the lawn of homes that banks have taken over, and he's not alone. A report forecasts that the number of foreclosed homes is set to rise 25% this year, indicating more neighbors will need to pitch in to keep up unoccupied properties.
The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is a
17-year old independent board that sets the standards for community association
managers worldwide. CAMICB (formerly NBC-CAM) 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 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.
The CMCA credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying
Agencies (NCCA) which means it complies with NCCA’s stringent international
standards for a professional certification program. NCCA accreditation provides
independent validation that the CMCA program meets or exceeds twenty-one standards
concerning various aspects of the certification program including its purpose,
structure, governance, psychometric foundation, policies and procedures.
Accreditation validates the integrity of the CMCA program and is a mark of quality.
For more information, go to
Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB)
6402 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 510
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
Phone: 866.779.CMCA (2622)
Fax: 800.845.4394 firstname.lastname@example.org www.camicb.org