October 26, 2021
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License plate reading technology and safety monitoring with remote cameras have caused rifts between HOA residents as communities address the challenge of balancing public safety and privacy. The issue over their necessity has resulted in heated debates and confrontations.
Full Story: The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (10/22) 
Condo and co-op buildings in New York City saw an influx of temporary residents filling vacant units due to the coronavirus and the decision by many residents to relocate outside the city. As boards scramble to manage temporary residents, the culture of their buildings will dictate how these residents will be addressed over time.
Full Story: Habitat magazine online (10/19) 
One North Carolina HOA is allowing trick-or-treaters into its community, giving them the option of driving or walking through the neighborhood in a safe manner. The local fire department is decorating a truck for the fun Halloween festivities and aims to do a meet-and-greet with children in attendance.
Full Story: The Star (Shelby, N.C.) (10/23) 
A bill sponsored by CAI has passed in California, incorporating membership count to make it easier for HOAs to transfer funds and removing previous exceptions to the commingling money rule. Another recently passed bill officially permits HOAs to hold meetings online during states of declared emergency.
Full Story: The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (10/22) 
Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
The pandemic potentially cost women a generation of progress in the workplace, writes Jane Finette. She offers three steps that leaders can take to help women at work, including speaking out about inequality in pay and diversity.
Full Story: SmartBrief/Leadership (10/21) 
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Businesses today are finding that if they aren't meeting workers' needs for pay, flexibility and safety, they will struggle to retain, much less hire replacements. This article walks through what employees want, based on Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and how employers can provide them.
Full Story: Deliberate Directions (10/16) 
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 info@camicb.org.
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CAMICB is an independent professional certification body responsible for developing and delivering the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination. CAMICB awards and maintains the CMCA credential, recognized worldwide as a benchmark of professionalism in the field of common interest community management. The CMCA examination tests the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform effectively as a professional community association manager. CMCA credential holders attest to full compliance with the CMCA Standards of Professional Conduct, committing to ethical and informed execution of the duties of a professional manager.
The CMCA credentialing program carries dual accreditation. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredits the CMCA program for meeting its U.S.-based standards for credentialing bodies. The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredits the CMCA program for meeting the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC 17024, the international standard for certification bodies. The program's dual accreditation represents compliance with rigorous standards for developing, delivering, and maintaining a professional credentialing program. It underscores the strength and integrity of the CMCA credential.
To learn more, visit www.camicb.org
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