Hi, I’m Dawn Bauman, executive director of the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers. Yes, it’s a mouthful. Please call us NBC-CAM.
A word about the CMCA: We’re the only worldwide recognized certification for community association managers. For the past 15 years, nearly 12,000 professional managers – or those who want to practice with more professionalism – have earned the CMCA. It’s a matter of:
- Coursework in accounting, collections, contracting, ethics, facilities maintenance, finance, governance, insurance and risk management and the law.
- Passing a rigorous examination.
- Adherence to a code of professional ethics and continuing education in the field.
CMCA Corner is a blog devoted to helping CMCAs like you share stories, get information, find ideas, get to know each other and see the lighter side of your work. Please start a new post or comment on another post; that’s how we will make this community successful.
I will cover topics related to all areas of community association management, governance, leadership and current events. What’s more, I’ll introduce you to your fellow CMCAs, so you can see how the field attracts smart, hardworking good people. It’s amazing to me that despite the job pressures, CMCAs are some of the warmest, sanest and most level-headed people I know. You’ll find out what your colleagues like to do for fun, and their favorite parts of their jobs.
I’m not a manager, but I work with respected professionals across the field. I know we can count on them to share their wisdom in this blog, too.