Community Associations Institute

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America’s leading
advocate for responsible

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. CAI has over 40,000 members and 64 chapters worldwide and provides information, education, and resources to homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. We believe that by giving board members, managers, and homeowners the knowledge to better run their associations, they can turn “owners” into “neighbors,” increasing harmony, and leading to more prosperous, safer communities.

About Our Chapter

CAI-IL serves the educational, business, and networking needs of the community association industry of Illinois and surrounding areas. Members include professional managers and community association volunteer leaders from condominium, cooperative, townhome and homeowners associations as well as those who provide products and services to associations.

The Illinois Chapter has over 1500 members which include 22% businesses, 25% community associations Board members and unit owners, and 53% community association managers and management companies representing the interests of over 3.5 million homeowners in 18,000 community associations.

The mission of CAI-IL is to provide education, legislative advocacy, and professional service resources to achieve excellence in community associations.

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Benefits of Joining

CAI membership is valuable from the moment you join. From information and education to networking to legislative advocacy, the level of services and experience you receive is second to none!

Our Chapter offers benefits to all members, whether you are an individual homeowner, a community manager, or a professional selling to and servicing the industry. Learn more about how you will

The Value of a CAI Membership

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We recognize individuals for their achievements in the community association industry.

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Review the complete list of chapter policies we use to govern all CAI Illinois gatherings.

CAI Illinois is dedicated to building better communities across greater Chicagoland.

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