CAI Legislative Advocacy
CAI believes law and regulation to promote healthy, vibrant communities is best crafted and enacted by state governments instead of the federal level so that there is local control of land-use and real estate decisions.
Volunteer members of state Legislative Action Committees (LACs) work countless hours throughout the year but new threats and opportunities require LACs to employ government affairs professionals in order to maintain a high-level of advocacy. Your contribution is critical in helping the LAC fulfill their advocacy mission and help shape the debate concerning issues important to community associations.
State Legislative Action Committees
The delegates to Legislative Action Committees (LACs) in the New England Chapter states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont develop CAI's state legislative agendas. Delegates are CAI members appointed by the CAI national president to serve a two-year term from Oct. 1 - Sept. 30.
LAC delegates are everyday condominium homeowners, board members, managers, and business partners who have made a commitment to advocate for association interests at state capitols and keep CAI members informed of important legislative issues that will impact communities across the state.
Find out more about state LACs in the LAC Operational Guidelines and how to join a LAC below.
Community associations are a growing, popular and successful housing option. Federal policy makers must understand changes in the way consumers define community and account for the services consumers demand in today’s housing market when setting national policy.
Whether the issue is waste water and ecosystem management, energy efficiency standards for multi-story residential buildings, federal disaster assistance, or how the U.S. mail is delivered, federal policy makers must ensure that national policies account for the community association model of housing.