Legislative Action Committees

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.

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.

CAI's LACs depend on contributions from members like you.

Click here to support the Pennsylvania LAC with a financial contribution.  

Make a donation to the PA-LAC silent auctions (held each December at our Annual Meeting & Holiday Party and Pocono Mountains Regional Council Annual Awards & Holiday Party).  

Click here to support the New Jersey LAC with a financial contribution.

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

Chapter Delegates

Ed Hoffman, Esq., LAC Chair
Hoffman Law
                         Carl Weiner, Esq., CCAL, Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin
Steven L. Sugarman, Esq., CCAL, Steven L. Sugarman & Associates   Ian Wilson, CMCA, Madison Parke
Robert A. Travis, CIRMS, CPIA, Risk Management Matters   Jane Wismer, CMCA, AMS, LAC Vice Chair, CCR Management


At-Large Delegates

Andrew Batshaw, FirstService Residential, AAMC            Debra Guelzo, Foxwood Homeowners Association
Matthew Collins, Esq., Horn & Williamson   Rhonda Taller, 575 South Association
Eileen Ghenn, Stony Creek Farms Community Association   Diane K. Wohlfarth, Esq., Papernick & Gefsky, LLC
Marshal Granor, Esq., CCAL, Granor & Granor PC    

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

Chapter Delegates

George Greatrex, Esq., Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex

Paul Raetsch, Horizons at Woods Landing