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February 12, 2019
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Pre-1974 HOAs would be exempt from records laws under Ariz. bill
Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would exempt certain HOAs from complying with state records requirements and permit them to hold closed meetings. Proponents argue that the bill is essential to make sure one specific retirement community retains its 55-plus age designation, but opponents say the measure would affect all HOAs organized before 1974.
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (2/6) 
HOA, Calif. government officials team up to prevent wildfires
An HOA in California is working with state and Sonoma County agencies to reduce the risk of wildfires by burning brush piles on a regular basis. The HOA has provided wildfire prevention education to neighbors.
The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) (2/9) 
S.C. reports data concerning complaints against HOAs
South Carolina has published its first state-mandated report that tallies complaints against HOAs. The last seven months of 2018 saw 92 complaints filed against 42 HOAs.
WCBD-TV (Charleston, S.C.) (2/7) 
HOA resident arrested for allegedly vandalizing "plantation" sign
A Florida man was recently charged with vandalism after he was videotaped damaging the letters that spelled "plantation" from an entrance sign to his HOA. He had voiced opposition about the word at HOA meetings, claiming it is racist.
Naples Daily News (Fla.) (2/10) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
How to stop avoiding confrontation
Choosing to ignore hard conversations or conflict wastes time and resources for your company. Altering your mindset before going into these types of conversations can help make you "conflict competent," a business consultant says.
SmartBrief/Leadership (2/4) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
How to accept and move on from criticism
Facing criticism is always uncomfortable, but there are healthy and productive steps to process the information, beginning with resisting the desire to interrupt, be overly defensive or place blame elsewhere, a digital strategist says. Then it's best to exit the situation and process how you are feeling before deciding how to change your behavior so that the critiques aren't repeated.
Thin Difference (2/7) 
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CMCA Digital Badge: Are you promoting your achievement?
CMCA Digital Badge: Are you promoting your achievement?
Since the launch of the CMCA Digital Badge in December 2018, record numbers of Certified Managers of Community Associations are accepting their new digital marketing tool and putting it to good use. Here's how: What is a digital badge?

Got questions about how to get your CMCA Digital Badge or use this cool, new technology? Email info@camicb.org or call 703-970-9300.
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