CAI’s Blue Ribbon Community Program recognizes communities that work hard to develop and maintain standards, encourage community participation, maintain fiscal stability, practice diplmoacy and positively impact the quality of life for the residents. Not every association successfully creates a community within its borders. Those that do are truly Blue Ribbon Communities Blue Ribbon Community Recognition Program CAI’s Blue Ribbon C mmunity Program recognizes communities that work hard to develop and maintain standards, encourage community participation, maintain fiscal stability and positively impact the quality of life for the residents. Not every association successfully creates a community within its borders. Those that do are truly Blue Ribbon Commu ities.
Blue Ribbon Community Status
BLUE RIBBON SUBMISSION CRITERIA
Blue Ribbon Community Association Application
1. CAI membership is not a requirement.
2. All applications must be submitted on the forms provided with the required attachments. Applicants may be asked to supply additional supporting documentation. 3. Blue Ribbon communities are required to submit a renewal application every (3) years. 4. Non-Renewing communities or communities that fail the renewal process are not authorized to continue using the Blue Ribbon sign, logo or name in any manner. An independent review panel, that may be comprised of an attorney, insurance professional, an elected association volunteer or homeowner, certified public accountant, will review applications. If any applying association does not qualify upon first submission, the association will be advised as to what ares(s) need improvement. Associations may respond withing 90 days at no additional charge. If no response is received withing 90 days, the applicant may resubmit a new application with appropriate fee. Communities who are awarded the Blue Ribbon rating will receive an outdoor sign and a certificate suitable for framing. Each association approved as a Blue Ribbon Community will be recognized for their achievement by CAI. The Blue Ribbon Community Program indicates to professionals, business partners and existing and prospective owners that the community follows basic and open policies and procedures. Associations participating in this or any other program sponsored by the chapter remain responsible for their own liability and the liability of their volunteers, officers, and employees. In determining that a community qualifies for the Blue Ribbon rating, the chapter evaluates procedures and practices of the association for general conformance with industry standards based upon answers in a questionnaire developed by the chapter and certain supporting documentation. The chapter does not have the resources to investigate the accuracy of information supplied by the association and does not do so. No one is entitled to rely on the Blue Ribbon Community program as an indicator of the fiscal stability or proper operation of the association for any other purpose. DISCLAIMER
COMPLETE NAME OF ASSOCIATION
The application and attatchments must be submitted to: South Carolina Chapter, CAI c/o Brainerd Communications, Inc. 1 Convention Blvd- Suite 2 #285 Atlantic City, NJ 08401 firstname.lastname@example.org The application and attachments must be submitted to: South Carolina Chapter, CAI c/o Brainerd Communications, Inc. 1 Convention Blvd- Suite 2 #285 Atlantic City, NJ 08401 email@example.com The application an t ch nts must be submitted to: South Carolina Chapter, AI c/o Br i erd Communications, Inc. 1 Convention Blvd- Suite 2 #285 Atlantic City, NJ 08401
MANDATORY DOCUMENTS Please include with this application- one copy of each of the following (Application will not be accepted without the following documents);
• Insurance requirement from the association’s governing documents • Insurance Certificate for all
• Operating Budget • Component/Funding Schedules from most recent reserve study • Most recently audited / reviewed financial statements
insurance policies. • Capital budget
APPLICATION FEES Each application and Blue Ribbon Rating is valid for a period of three years and must be renewed every three years. Please include the appropriate fee according to the chart below, and make checks payable to CAI. Existing Blue Ribbon Communities can renew for a flat $50.00 renewal fee.
Community Size Small (1-149 units)
CAI Member Fee No Charge
Renewal Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Non-Member Fee $114 $114 $114
No Charge No Charge
Medium (150-499 units) Large (500 + units)
South Carolina Chapter Of Community Associations Institute Toll Free: 877-588-5010 • www.cai-sc.org • firstname.lastname@example.org
02 01 2018
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