Tucson, Az – January 24, 2020 — John Cligny, Association Consulting Group, Tucson, recently joined the elite group of community association managers who have earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) credential from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Cligny is one of more than 2,200 managers worldwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field.

More than 60 million Americans live in an estimated 315,000 association-governed communities. Cligny, A veteran portfolio manager and industry thought leader co-founded Association Consulting Group (ACG). ACG provides advice and education to HOA clients and management companies on a wide range of community management topics as well as providing expert testimony in litigation involving common interest developments. Cligny’s primary focus is encouraging board members, managers and management company effectiveness and success through professionalism, competency, and strict compliance to Federal, State and Local statutes affecting the operation of common interest developments.

Association Consulting Group’s mission is to foster good HOA governance, thereby determining effectiveness, sustainability and successful outcomes for communities.

To earn the PCAM credential, managers must have five years of community association management experience and complete more than 100 hours of course work. In addition, credentialed PCAMs must fulfill continuing education and service requirements, as well as adhere to a code of ethics.

“Professionals who earn CAI credentials maximize the value they can provide to their community association clients,” said CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. “Not only have these professionals demonstrated a personal commitment to self-improvement, but they have also elevated their practical knowledge and expertise. That’s what all community associations need, and what board members and residents deserve.”

Professional managers provide administrative, operational and managerial counsel to the boards that govern homeowners and condominium associations. Managers typically are responsible for managing budgets and contractors, directing association personnel and overseeing compliance with association covenants and restrictions.

CAI is an international organization dedicated to building better communities. CAI and its 60 chapters work on behalf of the professionals and volunteers engaged in the management and governance of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. CAI’s nearly 32,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities.

More information is available at www.caionline.org.
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