Committees

Committees are one of the most valuable resources in achieving the Chapter’s goals. All committees work under the authority of the Board of Directors, which approves all committee programs, budgets, and expenditures. The committee structure is a means for broadening members’ involvement in the Chapter and for sharing the workload. The Chapter Staff rely on committee members to serve as sounding boards offering their creative opinion as well as sharing the resources they have available to them to help the Chapter achieve its goals. Committee involvement is also a natural stepping stone for one day serving on the Chapter’s Board of Directors.

For Managers, CAI National recognizes one’s time spent serving on a Chapter committee when a manager is working towards a CAI designation

The Chesapeake Chapter has established the following committees:

 

Delmarva Committee:
Develop and plan for implementation of educational activities, strategies and networking events to promote education and recruitment of new members and retaining current members on the Eastern Shore of Maryland & Delaware Beaches, in accordance with the Board’s directives while promoting the value of CAI membership to prospective members on the Eastern Shore.
Chair: Chad Toms, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Vice-Chair: Lisa Meck, CMCA, AMS, Legum & Norman
Education Committee:
To identify, plan, market and implement educational programs for all Chapter members, and as required by the Board and national CAI, in accordance with the Board’s directives. The committee shall propose to the Board various educational program topics for consideration by the membership at the Chapter’s Annual Planning Retreat (currently held in Sept.). Such programs may include the Chapter’s monthly breakfast seminars, homeowner classes, topics for the Chapter’s annual Expo and Symposium, and any other educational programs, as determined by the Board. Volunteer seminar coordinators for the breakfast programs will be solicited from among the membership. The committee may be asked to assist the seminar coordinators, Board and Chapter Staff in identifying, contacting, and coordinating speakers for such programs. Speakers for these programs may be a committee member as long as they are qualified. To assist the Board and Chapter Staff to identify, plan, promote, and generate financial support for the educational programs through various means such as, sponsorships, donations, registration fees, and fund-raisers, in accordance with the Board’s directives.
Chair: Susan Blackburn, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Association Management Professionals
Vice-Chair: Noni Roan, CIT
EXPO Committee:
To plan, market and implement the Chapter’s annual Expo and Symposium, which shall include networking opportunities and educational programs for all Chapter members, in accordance with the Board’s directive. To assist the Board and Chapter Staff to identify, plan, promote, and generate financial support for the annual Expo and Symposium through various means such as, sponsorships, donations, registration fees, and fund-raisers, in accordance with the Board’s directives.
Chair: Ellen Throop, Elmore & Throop, P.C.
Vice-Chair: Joanne Frallicciardi, CMCA, AMS, Community Association Management, LLC
Golf Committee:
To plan, market and implement an annual Golf event for all Chapter members, in accordance with the Board’s directive. The Golf event should include proposed programs for networking among the members during the Golf event. To assist the Board and Chapter Staff to identify, plan, promote, and generate financial support for the Golf event through various means such as, sponsorships, donations, registration fees, and fund-raisers.
Chair: Scott Karam, Acadia Windows & Doors
Vice-Chair: Kara Permisohn, Minkoff Company
L.E.A.D. (Leadership Enhancement and Development) for Tomorrow Committee:
To create, develop and promote chapter engagement for those interested in becoming future leaders by assisting in their professional growth with likeminded developing professionals that are eager to learn, grow and gain meaningful connections through networking, volunteering and contributing to charitable events.
Chair: James Nies, RoofPro, LLC
Vice-Chair: Nichol Means, CMCA, Community Association Services, Inc., AAMC
Membership & Marketing Committee:
To develop, plan activities and strategies for recruiting new members and retaining current members, in accordance with the Board’s directives. To welcome new members and provide information regarding the Chapter, its members, and the benefits of membership. To assist new members and existing members in becoming acquainted with other members and available Chapter resources. To provide mentorship to new and existing members. To facilitate networking among the members in furtherance of their professional development. To promote the value of CAI to the membership and general public. To help formulate marketing plans/ideas to further the Chapters membership.
Chair: Ron Bridge, Weaver Bros. Insurance Associates, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Matthew Dozier, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, FirstService Residential
Newsletter Committee:
To assist the Board and Chapter Staff with obtaining, reviewing and editing articles, advertisements, and other content for the Beacon Newsletter, in accordance with the Board’s directive. Articles should be timely and provide information to the membership on events, trends, legislation, governance issues, etc., that are relevant to CAI, the Chapter, community associations, and industry professionals. Articles should not be advertisement pieces for any particular company. To review advertising rates and make suggestions and recommendations to the Board regarding the same.
Chair: Don Plank, National Cooperative Bank
Vice-Chair: Brooke Chaney, CMCA, Tidewater Property Management
Onsite registration for PMDP/Essentials classes:
To assist the Chapter with the onsite logistics for the PMDP courses for Managers.Provide staff to handle the onsite registration check-in for the local Professional Manager Development Program (PMDP) classes that the Chapter offers in the Baltimore/Annapolis area. Managers receive continuing education credits for volunteering.
Chair: Jonathan Rosenberg, WPM Real Estate Management
Social Committee:
To plan, market and implement an annual Social or other Social Activities for all Chapter members that may be entertaining and provides an environment conducive to networking and also provides an avenue to recognize volunteers and Board Members for their terms of service for the year trying to build attendance and net a profit in accordance with Board’s directives.
To identify, plan, promote, and generate financial support through various means such as, sponsorships, donations, registration fees, and fund-raisers, in accordance with the Board’s directives.
Chair: Dani Bressler, Toepfer Construction Co., Inc.
Vice-Chair: Carrie Ehart, Raine & Son, LLC