May 4, 2021
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Community associations across Virginia are adapting to the "right to charge" bill signed into law last year. State Sen. Scott Surovell collaborated with CAI to skillfully produce the bill. The new legislation prevents HOAs, co-ops and condos from prohibiting the installation of a charging station in a resident's assigned parking spot.
Full Story: Energy News Network (4/27) 
A measure that has recently passed the Florida House would clearly establish the ability of HOA and condo boards to hold virtual meetings and execute emergency plans in the event of a state health emergency. The same bill would allow HOAs to post documents on apps, mandate the posting of timely notices for all association meetings, and require a due date for homeowner fines.
Full Story: Florida Politics (4/27) 
Limiting the use of common facilities to those who provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus could put HOAs in breach of owners' rights to use all common facilities. In Florida, some courts have ruled that the creation of two groups of citizens in a community, such as those who have access to facilities and those who do not, is a prohibited housing practice.
Full Story: Naples Daily News (Fla.) (5/1) 
Getting feedback from members, staying away from controversial changes and encouraging members to vote are recommended steps for HOA boards to take when attempting to amend their CC&Rs, according to a Fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers. Other best practices include having a lawyer prepare proposed amendments and determining whether bylaw amendments should be proposed.
Full Story: The San Diego Union-Tribune (tiered subscription model) (5/1) 
Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Leaders will have to make sure remote and in-office workers receive the same level of resources and opportunities in hybrid setups, according to HR executive Sarah Grimstead. "Performance indicators, evaluations and reviews are examples of policies that may hold implicit bias towards in-person workers, giving them an unfair advantage," she says.
Full Story: Fast Company (tiered subscription model) (4/27) 
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Companies are focused on meeting the needs of a multigenerational workforce but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace environment. Urban Curry Consulting CEO Erica Curry Van Ee said before the pandemic, age and generation diversity could be difficult to navigate and different work style preferences could create problems, but that changed when people of all ages began working from home.
Full Story: MiBiz (Michigan) (4/25) 
Use your CMCA Digital Badge to promote your credential
Have you accepted your CMCA Digital Badge? If you hold an active CMCA, then you're one of thousands of managers who have access to this free resource you can use to promote your credential.

What is a Digital Badge? Digital Badges are a digital representation of your certificate that consists of an image that links you directly to your Digital Badge profile. This is a great resource to include in your e-mail signature and on your website and social media. Your Digital Badge will direct homeowners, clients, colleagues and prospective employers to your Digital Badge homepage, where they can verify your active status and learn about the requirements you met to obtain the CMCA. Learn more on the CMCA Digital Badge webpage. If you haven't accepted your CMCA Digital Badge, reach out to CAMICB at
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The only accredited certification program in the world for managers of homeowner and condominium associations and housing cooperatives, the CMCA credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA’s stringent accreditation standards for a professional certification program is a high mark of quality and validates the integrity of the CMCA program.
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