Headquartered in Columbia, MD; Howard County, the Chesapeake Chapter of CAI (CAI/CRC) serves the State of Maryland except for Montgomery, Prince Georges, Frederick, Charles and St. Mary's counties. The Maryland and Delaware Eastern Shore areas are also a part of the Chapter. When an individual, community, or professional joins CAI National, they also become a member of the local chapter based on their personal and/or business address. If a member wishes to choose their chapter, that option is available to them.
The Chesapeake Chapter schedules educational programs for homeowners, board members and community volunteers, as well as the managers/management companies that work with these associations. The Chapter sponsors a variety of social/networking events, including an annual golf outing and a holiday social. One of the most successful events that the Chapter offers is the Annual Business Symposium/Expo which concentrates on a specific issue relating to the community association industry. With over 85 vendor companies, the Expo portion of this event offers tremendous opportunity for homeowners and managers to meet with qualified contractors and business professionals.
The Chapter also sponsors five educational breakfast programs annually. Each focuses on a different subject and draws up to 180 homeowners and management professionals and business partners. Together with the Washington Metro Chapter, CAI/CRC strives to represent community associations by serving on the Maryland Legislative Action Committee (MD-LAC). This committee represents the interests of community association residents and professionals before the Maryland Legislature, Congress and federal agencies. Homeowners, managers and attorneys are given the opportunity to serve on this influential committee.
The Chapter publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled 'The Beacon'.
CAI provides education, tools and resources to people who govern and manage homeowners associations, condominiums and other planned communities. Our mission is to help you make your community a better—even preferred place to call home.
CAI is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For more than 45 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. Our members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations.
Working closely with our state, regional and local chapters (almost 60 nationwide), we bring together experts to provide the latest information on community association management and governance. We serve our members with books, seminars and workshops, research, continuing education and periodicals, including Common Ground magazine and specialized newsletters on community association management, governance and law.
CAI also advocates for legislative and regulatory policies that support responsible governance and effective management. We represent the interests of our members before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and other policy-setting bodies on issues such as taxes, insurance, bankruptcy reform and fair housing. In addition, state Legislative Action Committees represent CAI members before state legislatures and agencies on issues such as assessment collection, foreclosure and construction defects.