Committee Descriptions

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CAM Mentoring Committee

The CAM Mentoring Committee is an advisory group of experienced individuals designated as Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM) that provides initial exam preparation and guidance during the PCAM, AMS, and CMCA designation process.  The group also mentors managers through the state of IL licensing process.  The committee provides networking opportunities by maintaining an and planning in-person events, reviews the accreditation process, as well as monitors PCAM, AMS, and CMCA exam completion rates. The committee also assists the Membership Committee in monitoring membership retention rates for community association managers within the Chapter.  Members of the CAM Mentoring committee conduct a CMCA review course quarterly in the months following the M-100 course.

Conference and Exposition Committee

Responsible for selecting the location and theme, developing sponsorships, advertising, recruiting exhibitors and attendees, volunteer coordination as well as overall management & promotion of the event. Monthly meetings and event attendance are required.

Conference Education

Development and promotion of educational programs that will be held at our yearly Conference. Responsibilities include coordinating each program, developing topics, finding speakers, creating bullet points, conference calls with speakers, gathering materials, and attending the program if necessary.

DCAL Committee

Responsible for designing, creating and implementing the DCAL program. DCAL (Dedicated Community Association Leader) is a recognition program for Homeowners and Board members who attend 7 courses, and fulfill other DCAL requirements. The committee works to guide DCALs through the process and helps recognize them for their efforts. Meets monthly in person.

Finance Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to assist the Board in its oversight of the financial affairs, including the financial condition, financial planning, budgeting, and other significant financial matters. Meets monthly at the chapter office.

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee conducts events and programs to raise funds on behalf of the Illinois Legislative Action Committee (ILAC) for lobbying purposes.  The committee also develops plans for other fundraising events which may benefit scholarship funds.

Golf Committee

Coordinates and promotes the Annual Golf Outing. Responsible for selecting the location, developing sponsorships and contest opportunities. Attendance at 5-6 meetings and assistance on the day of the event with set-up, tear-down and registrations is mandatory.

Helping Hands Committee

This committee will not have regular committee meetings but will be called upon to help with special projects for events. For example: stuffing binders and invitations or helping with registration for certain events.

Homeowners Forum Committee

Creates a forum for the homeowner members of CAI to meet and discuss relevant and timely community association topics. The Committee Members will help plan and set up locations, dates, panelists, and specialty topics. Meets quarterly at the chapter office with conference calls in between.

Illinois Legislative Action Committee (ILAC)

Responsible for identifying legislative issues of importance to common interest communities. This includes local, regional, statewide, and federal legislation. Monitors legislation and helps the Chapter set specific issue priorities. Potential ILAC Committee Members are added on a yearly basis and must be recommended to the ILAC Committee by the CAI-IL Board of Directors and be accepted by CAI-National.

Legal Forum Education

Development and planning of the Legal Forum. Responsibilities include coordinating sessions, conference calls with speakers, gathering materials, and attending the program if necessary.

Magazine Committee

Identifies authors and articles of national and local importance in the Chapter’s award winning quarterly magazine, Common Interest. The committee may write articles, edit and proofread the magazine and decide the format and themes of future issues. Meets in person twice per year. Edits articles and communicates via email in between.

Marketing/Communications Committee

Responsible for communication with other CAI Illinois committees to identify opportunities to increase participation and overall promotion of Chapter events and services. Writes press releases, assists in preparation of advertising and looks for other media opportunities that will allow for increased awareness of the Chapter. Meets monthly at the chapter office.

Membership Committee

Responsible for finding new ways to recruit members for the Illinois Chapter using membership campaigns, drives, and membership orientation. Members will be responsible for calling new and expired members and may be required to attend CAI’s Conference & Expo along with other industry Tradeshows. Meets monthly.

Membership City Sub Group Committee

Responsible for finding new ways to recruit members from the Chicago area for the Illinois Chapter using membership campaigns, drives, and membership orientation. Members will be responsible for calling new and expired members and may be required to attend CAI’s Conference & Expo along with other industry Tradeshows. Meets monthly.

Membership Directory Committee

Responsible for data assembly and proof reading of the annual Chapter Membership Directory. Meets in the spring to edit and review directory layout.

Program Committee - 2 Committees Downtown & Suburb Focused

Development and promotion of educational programs that are timely topics in the community association industry, while meeting the requirements for state of Illinois Manger licensing. Responsibilities include coordinating each program, developing topics, finding speakers, creating bullet points, conference calls with speakers, gathering materials, and attending the program. The Program Committee (suburban focused) meets quarterly at the chapter office, with conference calls in between.  The Downtown Program  Committee meets quarterly at a Downtown location with  conference calls in between.  The Downtown Program Committee additionally plans impromptu city social activities.

Social Committee

Plans socially engaging networking events that allow membership to foster the development of strong business and personal relationships to better serve our communities. Activity planning includes a summer social event, volunteer leadership recognition at the Excellence Awards and Winter Gala, and other networking events in conjunction with Chapter growth. Requires interest to make a difference with commitment to take action by attending meetings and events. Meets monthly.