Nine East Bay Professionals Earn Statewide Certification

SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY, CALIF. – Nine community association managers from the San Francisco East Bay were awarded the statewide designation of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®) from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) for the second quarter of 2014. The CCAM is the only California-specific certification awarded to professionals working in the community association management field in California.

Earning the CCAM designation were Penny Carter and Susanne Darner with Bay Area Property Services in Walnut Creek; Catherine Foley, Bradley Hay and Kathleen Percelle with the Helsing Group Inc. in San Ramon; Robert Gonzalez with CJM Association Services Inc. in Pleasanton; Jill Perini with Blackhawk Homeowners Association in Danville; Laura Ravazza with Community Association Management in Pleasanton; and Stephanie Strobel with Common Interest Management Services in Danville. The East Bay managers join 43 other managers in California who earned the CCAM designation this quarter.

The CCAM certification is awarded to community managers who have completed CACM’s educational curriculum program focusing on California law, ethical standards and best practices for community association management.

“CCAM certification is a rigorous process for community managers, as it must be given the complexity of California law governing homeowners associations,” said Karen Conlon, president and CEO of CACM. “Every CCAM candidate must demonstrate proficiency in a number of state-regulated areas ranging from the proper running of board of directors meetings to financial oversight. They also must develop expertise in the many new challenges facing California including water conservation. Homeowners associations who engage CCAM-certified managers are working with experts who truly represent the gold standard of professionalism in the community association management field.”

About CACM
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 designation 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 48,500 associations. For more information on CACM, please visit www.cacm.org.

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