What is CAI

Who We Are

Inspiring professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship – ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an international membership organization dedicated to Building Better Communities. For (50) years, CAI has been the leader in providing education, resources, and advocacy to the volunteer homeowners and board members who govern community associations and the professional community managers and service providers who support them. CAI has more than 45,000 members in 63 chapters worldwide. Eight of these chapters, representing 7,000 members, comprise CAI-California.

The Orange County Regional Chapter of Community Associations Institute's (CAI-OC) mission is to empower and elevate community association living through exceptional education, dynamic networking, and unwavering advocacy, with the goal of fostering harmonious and thriving communities.

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


What Does CAI Do?

  • 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.

Who Should Belong To CAI?

  • 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.