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    Annual Awards Gala


    Nominations are now OPEN. Nominations are not time-consuming, but do require some information gathering so please don’t wait until last minute. All nominees may also be responsible for completing a nominee bio and submitting a personal photo to be used at the Gala.
    Nomination Deadline Extended to Friday, April 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST

    The Awards Gala was the last in-person event held by DFW-CAI in 2020. It was a great night of celebration for our managers and business partners accomplishments. Unfortunately, the night was also one of uncertainty as an unheralded pandemic was emerging across our country and the world. Fast forward twelve months and we are now starting to return to some sense of normalcy with in-person events back on the calendar.

    We are excited to bring the 2021 Awards Gala to the calendar. This has been a tough past 12 months and managers, business partners and management companies have had to navigate through tough times we never expected. This year, maybe more than any, we need to take time and acknowledge the innovative and hard work that went into to meeting our homeowners’ needs during this difficult time.

    While this request for nominations is of a short notice, we feel it is extremely important to take the time and nominate those individuals and companies that stepped up this past year. Please take the time to nominate one of your co-workers or peers that are deserving of recognition for their accomplishments this past year. Please also understand, that nominees are judged on your ability to convey why they deserve the recognition/award.

    Thank you, please take the time to nominate and we look forward to seeing you on May 22nd.

    Mark Norton, AMS, PCAM | Chair, Gala Committee

     

    Community of the Year
    Category I: Less than 500 Units • Category II: 501 – 1,499 Units
    Category III: 1,500 – 2,999 Units • 
    Category IV: 3,000 and More Units
    Category V: High Rise Community (having a common lobby and elevator)

    Awarded to a community association which has exhibited excellence over the course of the year in the areas a management, governance, finance, and lifestyle opportunities.


    Newcomer Community Manager of the Year

    Awarded to a Community Association Manager who has been a manager for less than 2 years, and who has exhibited an extraordinary level of professionalism, dedication, and service. This individual not only provides the highest level of service to the communities they manage, but they are also committed to supporting the industry through involvement in organizations such as CAI that promote the value and importance of building better communities.


    Community Manager of the Year

    Awarded to a Community Association Manager who has been a manager for at least 2 years or more, and who has exhibited an extraordinary level of professionalism, dedication, and service. This individual not only provides the highest level of service to the communities they manage, but they are also committed to supporting the industry through involvement in organizations such as CAI that promote the value and importance of building better communities.


    Lifestyle Director of the Year

    Awarded to a Community Association Lifestyle Director (or other associate who manages events) who has exhibited an extraordinary level of professionalism, dedication, and creativity in creating exceptional events for their communities. This individual not only provides the highest level of service to the communities they manage, but they are also committed to promoting and developing community spirit, and understand the value and importance of building better communities.


    Business Partner of the Year

    Awarded to the CAI Business Partner Member who has provided extraordinary service and support to an individual community, association, the Chapter, and/or the industry as a whole.


    Management Company of the Year
    Category I Small: (1-4,999 front doors) • Category II: Medium (5,000-9,999 front doors)
    Category III: Large (10,000+ front doors)

    Awarded to a CAI Management Company Member who has exhibited excellence in customer service, management, governance, and finance. Recipient should show dedication to the industry, clients, and CAI. Nominations for this category must be submitted by an HOA Board of Directors who is managed by the nominee's company. *For Management Company of Year Award, the nomination requires a minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 supporting nominations; minimum word count of 150 words for each nomination.


    Chapter Volunteer of the Year
    (Awarded to a Management Company and Business Partner associate, pending number of nominations)

    Awarded to an individual serving in a volunteer capacity for the Chapter for a minimum of 2 years and is performing exemplary service for the Chapter. Individual must be an active member of the Chapter through membership in at least one current committee or board position for a minimum of two years. Individual shows exemplary service and commitment to the community association profession through their work as a Community Manager or Business Partner serving the HOA industry.


     

    Community Spirit Award

    Awarded to a community that planned and hosted an event, program, or community outreach effort in the last 2 years that exemplified outstanding efforts to promote community spirit.


    Supporting Staff Member of the Year
    (Awarded to a Management Company and Business Partner associate, pending number of nominations)

    Given to a staff member working for a member management company or business partner firm in a supporting staff role such as front desk administrator, receptionist, assistant, coordinator, attendant, service worker, etc. Staff member has provided exemplary service and dedication to the company and/or the association’s community for a minimum of 2 years.

    Nomination/Award Rules:

    1. Award nomination deadline is EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021.
    2. Winners from the previous year are not elligible; their elligibility returns the following year. (ie: 2020 winners may be nominated again in 2022)  Click here to see a list of 2020's winners.
    3. Nominations and additional documentation for the application may be submitted by:
      A) completion of the online form
      B) mail/deliver to the CAI Chapter Office • 14070 Proton Road, Suite 100 • Dallas, TX 75244
      C) fax to CAI Chapter Office at 972-490-4219
    4. Each award category must receive a minimum of 3 nominations in order for the award category to proceed.
    5. All award nominees may be required to complete a nominee questionnaire and submit a personal photo to be used at the Gala.
    6. Nominator information is confidential and will be collected for informational/follow-up purposes only.  Nominator information will NOT be shared with the juding panel or the nominees themselves

    When do we find out Finalists or Winners?

    Award nominees will be announced at the end of April and winners will be announced at the Gala. We encourage all nominees to attend the Gala, but it is not required to receive the award (please note Gala tickets are not complimentary for nominees).  A variety of recognition opportunities are available for all CAI Chapter Members – Businesses, Managers & Volunteers!

    We look forward to presenting all of our nominees at the Awards Gala during the Awards Ceremony on May 22, 2021 at The Marriott Quorum!