CA Day 2014 Day : Page 2
Program Schedule 7:30 am Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens 8:00 am Espresso Cart Sponsored by McLeod Construction & Superior Cleaning Exhibit Hall and Refreshment Break Refreshments Sponsored by Allana, Buick & Bers, Inc., Foundation Bank & PRIME 9:45 -11:15 am 8:30 -9:45 am Concurrent Sessions: 1A How to Read a Reserve Study in 5 Minutes or Less! Presented by Jim Talaga, RS, Association Reserves Washington, LLC 11:15 am -12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions: 2A Reserve Studies—Taking the Tool to the Next Level: Implementation and Optimization Presented by Denise Dana, RS & Kathleen Smith, RDH Building Sciences, Inc. Reserve studies are often 100 pages or more. This session will teach you how to quickly find and understand the “three key results” of any reserve study—in 5 minutes or less! But don’t be fooled by the title—the insights presented by the country’s largest reserve study provider will help the seasoned pro as well as the beginner. 1B Are You Bored with Your Board? Presented by Paul D. Grucza, CMCA © , AMS™, PCAM ® , The CWD Group, Inc. AAMC ® Now that there’s a Reserve Study in place, how can it be implemented and made real? This session will review definitions, application and proper implementation. Concepts of “run to failure,” “time based maintenance and replacement planning” and “preventative planning” will be explored. Learn how communities can best approach large projects. 2B Collection Strategies for Bad Debt & Past Due Assessments Presented by Valerie Farris Oman and Stephen M. Smith, Condominium Law Group and Theresa Beers, CMCA © and Kellie Tollifson, T-Square Properties Being a volunteer on an association board is both a major challenge and outstanding opportunity. The immense amount of information, representations and decisions required of a qualified board of directors places them in a position of trust and great responsibility. What happens when the board loses its “steam”? What happens when an association cannot obtain qualified board candidates? What are the significant fiscal, emotional and operational impacts upon the association? By attending this session, participants will receive information and tools to help in their board service, be given creative ways to cultivate potential new board members and work in their roles feeling energized and able to make a difference in their communities! 1C What’s My Line—Will the Real Community Association Risk Manager Please Stand Up Presented by Joel W. Meskin, Esq., CIRMS, McGowan Program Administrators In this attorney-and manager-led session, participants will learn beyond-the-basics collection information, including a brief overview of strategies that work and some that don’t, a primer on receiverships, and information about when to write off bad debt. 2C 9 Most Common Association Problems, and How to Avoid Them Presented by John D. Burleigh, Burleigh Law, PLLC Knowing the challenges your association will face is half the battle—the other half is knowing how to overcome them. Our presentation will provide insight into the problems that most often arise for community associations and will provide helpful resources for how to properly address and resolve these common problems. 2D The Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (UCIOA): Coming to a State Near You? Presented by Brian McLean, CCAL, Leahy McLean Fjelstad and Jeremy Stilwell, Barker Martin, P.S. The Community Association Volunteer Board is the association’s “Risk Manager” charged with managing two of the members’ greatest assets, their property value and lifestyle. The board must understand risk, corresponding obligations, requirements set forth in the governing documents and the tools to manage this risk, including insurance. Accordingly, the board must have a general understanding of the insurance available to protect the association and to protect the board itself. Finally, the Board must understand what to do in the event of a claim. 1D Recreational Marijuana: Joints in the [Condominium] Joint Presented by Michael D. Brandt, Brandt Law Group Recreational marijuana became legal on January 1, 2014, but the infrastructure for legal use is still evolving. Learn what governs who can smoke marijuana in a condominium unit, what checks and balances the condominium documents provide, and what can be done to keep smoke and smells contained in a condominium unit. Are you ready for a complete overhaul of association law in Washington? UCIOA is a comprehensive model act that covers the formation, operation, and termination of all common interest communities, including condominiums, planned communities, and real estate cooperatives. The prospect of UCIOA becoming the law in Washington has been on the horizon for several years and the drafting process is now at a point that we expect legislation to be introduced in 2015. This program will include an overview of UCIOA, with an emphasis on: Declarant Rights through and after formation, Governance, Purchaser Protections, Assessments and Liens.