CACM heightens the professionalism and success of California community association managers by promoting higher standards of practice and ethical behavior.


Founded in 1991, the California Association of Community Managers, Inc. (CACM) is a professional trade association focused on elevating the professionalism and success of the California community management industry. CACM empowers a network of community management professionals working in large scale, portfolio, resort and high rise homeowners associations to share and apply California’s most effective community management practices.

CACM is the only organization in California whose
membership is comprised entirely of community association
managers and industry partners

As such, it is the leading resource for California-specific education and certification, events, activities, products,
services and networking opportunities to help managers and management companies achieve excellence in the industry.


CACM exists so that members enjoy an environment necessary for professional success (with results optimizing value for members dues and fees)


CACM will be the best community management trade association by building a healthy and orderly industry, advancing professional standards and practices, advocating for a favorable business environment, building a body of knowledge, and offering products and services designed to continually enhance the contribution member businesses have on the management of residential common interest
developments, specifically within California and, in time, beyond its borders.


  • Best practices and ethics focused

  • Unafraid of hard work

  • Innovative and progressive

  • Continuous improvement, continuous learning

  • Self-direction, action oriented

  • Value colleague contributions

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Transparency, openness