CAI is dedicated to building better communities. That mission is fulfilled, in part, by the hard work and dedication of our many volunteers, members, and leaders. CAI recognizes our best and brightest members with the CAI Excellence Awards. Help us identify those who are most worthy of recognition for their accomplishments and contributions throughout 2022 by nominating them for a CAI Excellence Award.
The individual or community must be a CAI member or managed by an entity that is a CAI member, in good standing with both their CAI local association and CAI National to be considered. Specifically, all membership fees, and any other debt, must be up-to-date prior to entry.
Each community and individual may enter in only one category per cycle. Instructions are below; click on the star next to the title of each Award Category to expand its content:
This award will be given to a Board member who is a member of CAI that has excelled in the field of leadership and community governance. Nominees should demonstrably cultivate a true sense of community, promote active resident involvement, and create a culture of informed consensus. Nominees should strive to preserve the character of their community, protect property values, meet and/or exceed the expectations of homeowners, and serve in the best interests of the association.
Nominations must include an overview of what this community association board member has done to earn the nomination. Include information such as involvement with CAI, community and board operations, involvement in the community at-large, and other supporting information.
This award will be given to a Member Manager who is a member of CAI and has excelled in the field of community management and who is demonstrably engaged in the chapter. Nominees must have achieved and currently maintain a Florida LCAM. This award will take into consideration the following:
Should demonstrably cultivate a true sense of community, promote active resident involvement, and create a culture of informed consensus. Nominees should strive to preserve the character of their community, protect property values, meet and/or exceed the expectations of homeowners, and serve in the best interests of the association. Presented to community managers who have exhibited and supported the value of education and ethics and have shown dedication to the industry, their company, and clients.
This award will be given to a member who has contributed valuable educational content during the year in either verbal or written form. Nominees can include program speakers, magazine or blog authors, podcast contributors, etc. This award recognizes excellence in creating valuable, relevant, and consistent content that educates, attracts, and retains the CAI audience and/or has obtained CAI designations to further their education.
This award will be given to a member organization (management company or business partner) that has excelled in the area of service to a community association or to the community association industry.
The Shining Star Award is given to a member or members with a minimum of two years of volunteer service with the chapter and who has displayed extraordinary commitment, leadership, and contributions to the chapter.
The Rookie of the Year Award is given to a member or members in their first year of volunteer service with the chapter and who has displayed extraordinary commitment, leadership, and contributions to the chapter.
This award is intended to recognize the accomplishments of our young professionals who have contributed to the profession and impacted CAI.
This award is subject to inspection.
Recognized as a member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and long-term dedication to CAI. Awarded to a member that helps contribute to the organization.
The Legacy Award, which is the highest honor the chapter bestows, recognizing members who have served the organization and the industry “with honor and distinction” and who have “consistently supported and promoted CAI and the community association industry and have made significant contributions to the industry.
Award recognizes a CAI member who demonstrates outstanding contributions to CAI, the association they serve, and to their surrounding community.
This individual is committed to, and clearly understands their role and fiduciary responsibility as a community volunteer.
Qualifications & Nomination: Any applicant may nominate themselves provided they are a member of CAI-SE FL in good standing.
Criteria: The five factors will be considered when determining the award winner, but not all qualifications are required.
Each nomination must address these five key questions and the answers should focus on how the nominee meets the criteria (question). Each nominee will be evaluated on the quality of work indicated and any supporting materials relative to the criteria.