Our Florida Legislative Alliance Delegates have provided for us a resource on what the legislative process is, how we in our community can learn how to take action, with proper contact information. Download the information packet here!
Special Needs Pet Document
Click here to download the PDF to share with your Board.
By: Steve Thompson 1/2013
"Surface Water Management Issues and Obligations for Community Associations"
Presented by: Ross Morton, District Ombudsman
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Regulatory Contact Information
Information on Stormwater Systems
Information on Distric Permitting
"Contracts, RFPs, and Specs" - Handouts (PROJECT CHECKLISTS) from Gretchen Stricker, CMCA can be downloaded HERE.
BOARD MEMBER EDUCATION RESOURCE - DBPR WEB PAGE LINK
Board Member Education information is available! For more info, click the link below:
Crime Prevention For Your Association
Tips Owners and Associations can utilize to protect themselves and their property.
Presented by:Vincent Delgato, President of Bay Oaks Condominium Association and Retired Erie County Sheriff's Department Technical Sergeant
Download PDFs from presentation here
Prepare for a Hurricane: CAI National Website Resource
Hurricane Preparedness Resource Page! Learn more about disaster preparedness and recovery. The pages provide generic information that was developed initially in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but it’s pertinent to any disaster—hurricanes, inland flooding, wildfires, tornados, earthquakes and so on. You are encouraged to share this information with members and others.
Video Update: SCGOVFYI (click on the link to open video provided by Sarasota County Government)
CAI: Your Resource for Jobs in Your Market!
CAI National has a job market on their website and link to it.
Whether you are currently seeking employment, or you are an employer looking to recruit your newest member, please check out the link below:
DISASTER PLANNING RESOURCES
"When disaster strikes, having a plan and being able to put it into immediate action can mean the difference between staying open to service the needs of your customers and community or shutting down for a few days.
Following a disaster, statistics show ninety percent of companies fail within a year unless they can resume operations within five days. Having a plan can ensure that you’re back in business quickly and able to provide products and services to your community..."
Read more: http://www.preparemybusiness.org/planning
SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES
Federal Anti-Apam Policy
Examples of Wonderful Social Media Policies
Facebook Pages Resources
Best Social Media Content on Facebook
Facebook Groups –How to Create a Group Page
Demographics/ Research Studies
Best Use – Logo/ Amazing Statistics
QR Code Generators
Best Practice Reports
- Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the CAI Research Foundation are dedicated to conducting research and acting as a clearinghouse for information on innovations and best practices in community association creation and management. As part of the newly developed Best Practices project, operations related to various functional areas of community associations - governance, resident involvement and conflict resolution, and reserve studies/management - are available here. Please feel free to email these reports to your colleagues, or copy and distribute them at staff or board meetings.
- Information about the various working Committees in the West Florida Chapter.
CAI OFFERS FREE EDUCATION FOR YOUR
(Below is information about opportunities through CAI to acquire your Board Member Certification in 2012-2013
Owners Forun- Sarasota- Pine Shores Presb.Church (May 9, 2013)
Owners' Forum - Venice Community Center (December 12, 2013)
What is the certification? How do I obtain it? Do I need it?
Questions and Answers can be found at this website:
- Want to become a member of CAI? Choose the application that best suits you.
Professional Management Development Program (PMDP)
- The PMDP consists of three levels of courses designed to give new managers a knowledge base and experience managers a deeper understanding of all aspects of association management. Courses focus on such topics as insurance, finance, leadership, governance and communications. For More information on courses click here.
The University of Florida/IFAS Sarasota County Extension Service
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program for Community Associations Program offers on-site landscape walk-through and other educational programs to managers, officers and board members of community associations. To learn more, visit http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/FYN/comoutreach.shtml The web page also provides links to educational Publications produced for community associations, issues of the Palm Prints newsletter, and other educational programs offered by Extension.
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