By Sandy Denton, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, Chair of the CAMICB Board of Commissioners
Like many organizations, CAMICB is grateful to have the tireless support of a strong cadre of volunteers who offer their valuable time, services and expertise to support and bolster the work of our organization and small, yet incredibly effective, Staff headquartered in Northern Virginia.
As I take a moment to reflect during this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, I’d like to first thank and acknowledge my fellow colleagues on the CAMICB Board of Commissioners, the majority of whom have full time jobs, as well as other professional and personal commitments, yet they find the time and energy to passionately serve our community of CMCAs in a multitude of ways.
Volunteering comes in many different forms and from CMCAs in and outside of the United States, for example:
- The Exam Development Committee, comprised of subject matter experts, work diligently year-round to maintain, update and validate the CMCA exam in accordance with best practices in the credentialing industry. As a result, the CMCA credential is the only international certification for managers that is accredited by the US-based National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the globally recognized ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), underscoring the strength and integrity of the CMCA credential.
- Members of the CMCA Professional Conduct and Enforcement Committee ensure CMCAs are in accordance with the CMCA standards of professional conduct which govern their professional activities. A violation of these Standards may be grounds for administrative action and possible revocation of the CMCA credential.
- The CAMICB Continuing Education Review Committee reviews and approves coursework for CMCA recertification continuing education credit. This occurs on an ongoing basis and is integral to making sure credentialed managers remain up to date with frequently changing laws, issues, and technologies thereby ensuring credentialed managers offer the most up to date service to their communities.
I’m proud to have witnessed community association management evolve into a competitive and growing profession. This took time and a commitment to our field and couldn’t have occurred without your support and contributions. I sincerely thank each and every one of you. Further, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, your commitment to our work never wavered and for that I am grateful.