Sandy Denton Wins The Distinguished Service Award – CAI’s Highest Recognition

By CAMICB Executive Director John Ganoe, CAE

CAMICB’s Board of Commissioners Vice Chair, Sandy Denton, CMCA, LSM, PCAM recently received CAI’s most coveted leadership award – the Distinguished Service Award – for her long-standing exceptional contributions to the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the field of professional community association management.  

“We are thrilled to celebrate Sandy for her extensive contributions to not only our organization but for her tireless work to advance community association living,” said CAI’s CEO Tom Skiba, MBA, CAE.  “Sandy has had such an extraordinary impact on so many facets of our work – from the Governance Task Force, to an esteemed member of the PMDP faculty for over 10 years, to the Board of Trustees and as the 2005 CAI President. She couldn’t be more deserving of this award.”

As Vice Chair of the CAMICB Board of Commissioners Sandy has been instrumental in a thorough review and update of the CAMICB Board Policy Manual, a key component of a successful effort to achieve NCCA reaccreditation for the CMCA examination in 2019.  She has been a vital part of the Executive Committee focused on strengthening all aspects of CAMICB’s organizational operations as part of an effort leading to the recent submission of an application for international accreditation for the CMCA examination through the International Standards Organization/ISO 17024.

Sandy has been a member of CAI for three decades and an active volunteer in the Greater Houston Chapter. In 2005, Sandy was instrumental in the CAI membership and governance restructure as a member of the Governance Task Force. Sandy has also been a critical player in the large-scale managers community, serving on the Large-Scale Managers Committee for more than 10 years, serving as chair of the committee twice, and hosting the Large-Scale Managers Workshop three times. In addition, she is a member of the Texas Community Associations Advocates and was a member of CAI’s Texas Legislative Action Committee. She has been an active member of the Government and Public Affairs Committee since 2015. 

Finally, Sandy has served on the Foundation for Community Association Research Board. Sandy is general manager of Sienna Plantation Associations, a large-scale community in Missouri City, Texas.

Each year, CAI honors a select group of individuals who have made significant contributions to CAI and the community association way of life. To learn more about the 2019 recipients, go to:

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