President’s Message Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS, Chapter President

       to say thank you for the opportunity to serve as President of our Chapter.

I’m honored

          am looking forward to seeing the Chapter’s continued growth and success.

My hat is off to our now Past President, Alicia Graham, who  the Chapter had many successes, including but not limited to, navigating the new WUCIOA law, educational offerings to our Eastern Washington members, and our largest turnout for CA Day since 2015. Alicia and I worked closely during her Presidency to ensure a seamless transition and I look forward to continuing            including additional educational events for our Eastern and Southern Washington members.

The theme of this month’s Journal is kindness and positivity, and one of our articles features reasons we should be thankful for our managers. If you are reading this you are likely an involved member of your association and already understand the value of a community association manager, but all too often their position is underappreciated by many. With evening board meetings, after hours maintenance emergencies and fielding phone calls and emails from owners who are angry at a late fee or violation fine,  manager, be sure to thank them for the job they do. They will sure 

Some of you may know that I live on a farm with a menagerie of animals. It isn’t unusual for me to finish up a conference call with a client and then head outside to round up the cow that has escaped into the neighbor’s alfalfa field. Oftentimes, I find myself seeing many similarities between farm life and community association  much so that we had to buy a bunch of them so everyone could have their own little house out in the pasture. We now have a homeowners association of little plastic goat houses dotting the horizon, which we call Got Your Goat HOA.

Sponsor Profile

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Year Established: 2001 CAI Member Since: 2001

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As we wrap up 2018 with this November/December edition of the Journal       WSCAI member. If at any time there is something that the Chapter can do to better serve you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me 

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