WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Amber Nelson, CCAM, with Bay Area Property Services in Walnut Creek, Calif., has been elected to the board of directors for the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). Re-elected to the board are John Cligny with Association Management Co. LLC in Pleasanton and Carra Clampitt with Eugene Burger Management Corp. in Rohnert Park. Nelson, Cligny and Clampitt join 11 other professionals from around the state who were elected to the board.
CACM is the only community association management organization to offer California-specific training and education for community association managers. The CACM board is responsible for establishing and overseeing CACM’s programs and policies and for upholding the association’s Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Practice. The group also serves as an advisory body for CACM’s education and certification programs which focus strictly on California HOA management.
Gordon Goetz, president of The Management Trust – Goetz Manderley in Santa Maria, Calif., was elected chair of the board. Kathryn Henricksen with First Service Residential California LLC in Gold River was elected vice chair and René Decker with PowerStone Property Management in Irvine was re-elected corporate secretary.
Other members of the 2015 board include Robb Etnyre with the Tahoe Donner Association in Truckee; Phyllis Harkins with Palm Desert Country Club Association in Palm Desert; Diane Houston, The Management Trust – Transpacific Management Service in Cerritos; Dan Kocal, The Management Trust – Kocal Division in Folsom; Tiffany Lynch, The Management Trust – Transpacific in Tustin; Sharon Topping, FirstService Residential California in Los Angeles; Mary Walker, MW Consulting in La Quinta; and Melinda Young, Walters Management in San Diego. Young is past chair of the CACM board.
“With more than 14 million Californians living in HOAs and more than 1,200 state laws pertaining to HOAs now in effect, community association management has become extremely complex,” said David Zepponi, president and CEO of CACM. “Homeowners associations – led by their boards of directors – are mini-governments responsible for everything from financial reporting and legal obligations to general maintenance and technology upgrades for their communities. Our goal at CACM is to provide the latest training and education about managing HOAs in California for our managers and affiliate members so they can deliver the highest standard of service to their homeowners.”
Based in Laguna Hills, Calif., CACM is the only community association management organization in the nation to offer a California-only educational program leading to the designations of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®) and Master of Community Association Management (MCAM®) for industry professionals. CACM’s membership is comprised of nearly 3,000 California-based professionals from the community association management industry. California is home to more than 50,200 associations. For more information on CACM, please visit www.cacm.org.