What is CAI

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an international organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For nearly (50) years, CAI has been the leader in providing education, resources, advocacy and networking to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professional managers and service providers who support them. CAI has more than 40,000 members in 64 chapters worldwide, including Canada, the Middle East and South Africa, and relationships with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom. 

The Orange County Regional Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI-OC) provides education, networking, resources and advocacy for community associations and the professional and volunteers who serve them.

Members include condominium associations, cooperatives, and homeowner associations as well as those who provide services and products to community associations. The Orange County Regional Chapter has over 1,500 members including nearly 600 businesses, and represents thousands of households. 

For more info on our national organization, go here. For chapter information, call 714.479.1022 or e-mail Denise Kennedy, Executive Director, at executivedirector@caioc.org




  • Assists its members in establishing and operating successful association communities through available publications, workshops, webinars, and educational programs.
  • Provides a national forum for discussing key issues in the association field.
  • Serves as a clearing house and research center on community associations.
  • Focuses national attention on the needs and concerns of individuals and professionals involved with community associations.


  • Membership in the Institute is open to the board members of homeowners associations and their homeowners, builder/developers, community managers, management companies, public agencies and officials, professionals who serve community associations and other interested individuals and organizations.
  • CAI does not represent any one professional or interest group. Rather, it represents the process of creating and operating a successful, viable community association.