Dear Members,

First and foremost, I want to thank you for your membership in the Channel Islands Chapter. I am honored to serve as your Chapter’s 2018 President.  My personal thanks and sincere appreciation goes to Gordon Miller, our immediate past president for his leadership.

As we look back at all that we have achieved, we can say 2017 was a year of many successes.  Congratulations are in order for the newly elected Board members.  I have the honor to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic Board of Directors. We have been busy planning an exciting year and look forward to your participation. We call on you to get involved, volunteer and support the Chapter. I’d also like to thank our business partners for their support. Our Chapter has a fantastic group of business partners. Without their support, we would not be able to provide the services and events that are so important to our Chapter. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support.

The Channel Islands Chapter serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties. This year, we are 700 strong, and our Chapter’s mission is Cultivating Communities.

How do we intend to Cultivate Communities?

  • By continuing to foster the growth of the Chapter. This year it is easier than ever for entire association boards to join CAI at the lowest cost.
  • By extending our unwavering commitment to education. Less than one year ago, our Chapter was recognized nationally for our outstanding educational programs and we are dedicated to presenting interesting and timely programs this year.

My hope for the year is that you, as members, gain as much value from your membership as I do.  Our Chapter is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to interact with members and we value involvement in the Chapter.  There is no better way to expand your relationships, and involvement within the Chapter is a great way to cultivate community.  Also, take advantage of volunteer opportunities by serving on one of our committees.

Please know that our industry relies on advocacy for our communities, owners, and residents. With this said, I encourage our Chapter members to learn more about legislative initiatives affecting our industry. We look forward to your participation in our Chapter’s Local Legislative Action Day, which provides members with the opportunity to let their voice be heard by our legislators. Last year’s Local Legislative Action Day was a huge success. I anticipate nothing less for this year.

Lastly, I would like to acknowledge our Chapter communities that were affected by fires and mudslides. The resolve and resilience of those affected communities is a testament to the saying “it takes a village,” for us we know, it takes a community.

I look forward to meeting each and every one of you at an upcoming event and I hope you’ll let me know how I’m doing. This Chapter belongs to us! Help us keep it strong – 700 Strong!

Your 2018 President,

Tracy R. Neal, Esq.

2018 CAI-Channel Islands Chapter President