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Weston, Florida 33326

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Chapter Executive Director

2023 CAI-SE Florida Excellence Awards - THE CAMYs!
Make your nominations | Categories and Guidelnes Below!

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:

  • What distinguishes this nominee from other community association managers?
  • What impact has this manager had on the community or communities they manage? What is this manager’s most outstanding achievements over the last year?
  • What has this manager done to support the goals and objectives of CAI and how is the manager engaged in the chapter?

 

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.

  • Nominees have a demonstrated commitment to personal and professional development and have fostered harmonious relationships within CAI.
  • Nominees are actively engaged in the chapter and serve as mentors or examples to other organizations within the membership.
  • Nominees provide leadership that encourages others to provide exceptional service / customer value.

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.

  • Demonstrates passion for their work and CAI’s mission.
  • Recipient strives to make an impact within CAI and their respective field of work.

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.

  • Demonstrates passion for their work and CAI’s mission.
  • Recipient strives to make an impact within CAI and their respective field of work.
  • Achievement by your community underscores the fact that your community is managed utilizing the best practices in community association management.
  • Achievement by a community promotes the fact that your community is financially healthy with adequate reserves for future needs.
  • Achievement means your community has taken the necessary steps to protect and improve the quality of life and value of property in the community.
  • Achievement by your community enhances the marketability of your community to potential homebuyers by recognizing sound management and community involvement.

This award is intended to recognize the accomplishments of our young professionals who have contributed to the profession and impacted CAI.

  • An up-and-coming member who has been exceptionally supportive of the chapter over the past year.
  • The Young Professional of the Year Award is presented for achievement in leadership, mentoring, advocacy and service.

This award is subject to inspection.

  • The Community Association of the Year Award recognizes the communities that best demonstrate excellence in all facets of association operations and governance by following CAI’s Best Practices.
  • The application focuses on the essentials of community association management and volunteer leadership. A safe, healthy, and comfortable living environment for all residents, fair and equitable treatment by management and staff of all unit owners, other residents and guests, and treatment of all employees.
  • Prudent development and execution of annual Operating and Reserve Budgets to deliver value expected for the fees.

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.

Criteria and Application

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.

Guidelines

  • The 2023 Excellence Awards recognizes the achievements of individuals during the time period from January 1, 2022 through April 15, 2023.
  • There is no nomination fee and the winning applicant will be given two complimentary tickets to the Awards Dinner to receive their award.
  • A separate nomination form must accompany each entry. Retain a copy of each entry for your files. Entries, photos and any documentation will not be returned and become the property of CAI-SEFL.
  • A high-resolution JPEG photo of nominee must be e-mailed to the CED by April 15, 2023 (ced@cai-seflorida.org)
  • Incomplete or unsigned nomination forms will not be considered eligible for review.
  • A nominee must have performed the activities in Florida.
  • CAI-SEFL reserves all publishing rights to the materials submitted. All data will be held strictly confidential, although some data may be used in announcing the Award winner, including in Community Living Magazine.
  • Entries must be emailed to ced@cai-seflorida.org by April 15, 2023

The Five Questions

  1. Indicate the volunteer position the applicant holds and for how long he/she has served in this position (Association Board of Directors, Committee, Special Projects). Describe the accomplishment(s) related to the award category and include the activities that led up to the accomplishment(s).
  2. Describe how the applicant/community has set themselves apart from others i.e. special projects, preventative maintenance programs, communications, made improvements, contributions, attending education or other industry events and activities.
  3. Provide examples that illustrate leadership, such as cooperation with CAI, association board members, working with management, other homeowners, and/or business partners.
  4. Describe how the applicant is considered a role model and leader for community volunteers within the industry. Was there anything about the accomplishment(s) that exceeded the normal course of everyday responsibilities/services or especially generated a sense of community for the association?
  5. List any additional considerations, such as community service outside of CAI-SEFL. You may include the following:
    • Appreciation letters from the residents or public
    • Newsletters
    • Property management team, board and community photos

Nominee's Information

Enter nominee’s name if different from above (if not a self-nomination)
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 10 files.
Headshot photo 400 x 400 pixels and as a .jpeg file. Any required documents (other than photos) should be submitted as pdf files. You can also upload up to six (6) photographs (as a .jpeg) which help support your written portions. Each file submitted must be one (1) megabyte or less.