Let’s compare your HOA manager, even those with all those CAI “credentials,” and compare them to the equivalent of a city/town manager. The following excerpts come from “How to Become a City Manager”?
“To become a successful City Manager, the candidate must be respectful, ethical, and trustworthy. Listening skills are key to communicating with the Mayor, the City Council, community members, and city staff at all levels.”
“A City Manager is an executive in charge of the overall administration of a city’s government. In some municipalities, the officials who serve this position are sometimes referred to as the Chief Administrative Officer (or) Chief Operating Officer (or) Administrative Manager. Normally, they are hired (not elected) by the Council or City Commission to direct and manage the functions of a municipal government under direct supervision of the Mayor or the City Council.
“Hence, the minimum education for a City Manager would be an under-graduation in public administration or public policy or political science as the degree includes courses such as financial management, economic development, strategic planning, fundraising, organizational communication, project management, labor relations, public safety, city planning, policy formation and human resources. However, most cities hire candidates with at least a master’s degree program in the public or business administration or a related field.”
Why aren’t HOA managers held to the same standards as in the public domain? Why accept the CAI School of HOA Governance as the model for running an HOA that are often larger than most cities with over 1,000 residents! Why aren’t all those state “HOA/PUDs” requiring such education and skills instead of adopting the CAI model? WHY??
NOTE: The above aspect of HOA governance is a solid example that there exists an “HOA-Land Nation Within America.”