CAI’s Legislative Action Committees (LAC) are the largest community association advocacy organization in the United States. The LACs are pro-active in introducing and advocating for legislation that is beneficial to community associations and are equally active in opposing legislation that may have an adverse impact on the interests of community associations.
Become a LAC Delegate
Interested in finding out how to become a Delegate on a CAI LAC? Click this link for the Delegate Nomination Form. The deadline to submit a nomination form is September 1 of each even numbered year. LAC Delegates serve a two-year term and each LAC must be balanced in terms of membership types. Please also review and submit CAI’s LAC Conflict of Interest policy. and the LAC Statement of Expectations form.
Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee
- Is a non-profit committee comprised of delegates from throughout Pennsylvania.
- Represents over millions of homeowners residing in an estimated 10-15,000 association-governed communities throughout Pennsylvania.
- Is comprised of association homeowners, board members, and professionals.
- Is not a PAC (Political Action Committee), and makes no contributions to political parties or candidates.
- Is funded by the donations of members of Community Associations Institute.
What does the Pennsylvania LAC do?
- Researches and reviews proposed legislation and takes positions on bills affecting association-governed communities.
- Educates lawmakers, legislative and executive staff, and other organizations, and testifies before legislative bodies.
- Meets regularly with lawmakers to help advance issues
- Issues legislative alerts urging CAI members to convey our message to legislators
- Holds an annual Community Associations Day in Harrisburg to get to know legislators and inform them of issues affecting homeowners and associations.
Delegates to CAI’s Pennsylvania LAC
- Hal Barrow, Esq., Clemons Richter & Reiss
- Liz Comando, CMCA, PCAM, Taylor Management
- Joyce Sachs, 1219 W. Wynnewood Condominium
- Rhonda Taller, 575 South, LAC Vice Chair
- Bob Travis, CIRMS, CPIA, Risk Management Matters
- Jane Wismer, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CCR Management, Inc.
- Matt Bremner, Philly Living
- Matt Chupalio, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, PENCO Management
- James Doyle Esq., Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
- Michael Garber, Indian Mountain Lake Civic Association
- Eileen Ghenn, Stony Creek Farms Community Association
- Debra Guelzo, Foxwood Homeowners Association
- Ed Hoffman Esq., CCAL, Hoffman Law
- Michael Pisarcik Esq., Papernick & Gefsky, LLC
- Jamie Kay Redden, CMCA, Alliance Association Bank
- Ian Wilson, CMCA, Madison Parke LLC
- Amber Martin, Woo-Cat Management
- Kimberly Tague, Esq., Strassburger McKenna Gutnick Gefsky
New Jersey Legislative Action Committee
Because our chapter includes a portion of southern New Jersey, the chapter appoints delegates to the NJ LAC as well and conveys messages from the NJ LAC to our membership in New Jersey. For complete information on the NJ LAC, visit the New Jersey chapter website’s legislative page.
Delegates to CAI’s New Jersey LAC
- Terry Kessler, Esq., Hill Wallack