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Valencia manager earns top industry professional designation

Posted: December 16, 2010 3:51 p.m.
Updated: December 17, 2010 3:51 p.m.
 

Tina Nakamura of Valencia Management Group in Valencia recently joined the elite group of community association managers who have earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI).

Nakamura is one of more than 1,200 managers nationwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field.

Nakamura is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Speech Communication. She joined Valencia Management Group in 2003, and in addition to the PCAM, she also holds the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS) designations and is a California Certified Common Interest Development Manager.

Valencia Management Group was formed in 1994 to meet the growing need for professional community association management services in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Simi Valleys.

In 2002, the firm became the seventh community association management company in California to earn the prestigious Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) designation from the Community Associations Institute. This accreditation ensures that the staff has the skills, experience, and integrity to help community associations succeed and excel through tested knowledge and aptitude and stringent operational and ethical requirements.

Of Valencia Management Group's nine certified managers, five of them hold the PCAM designation, and the firm is one of only two in the state that has that number of PCAMs in one office.

CAI is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Some 50 million Americans live in the nation's estimated 250,000 association-governed communities.

To earn the PCAM designation, managers must have five years of community association management experience and complete more than 100 hours of course work. In addition, PCAM designees must fulfill continuing education and service requirements and adhere to a code of ethics.

Professional managers provide administrative, operational and managerial counsel to community association boards. They typically are responsible for managing budgets and contractors, directing association personnel and overseeing compliance with association covenants and restrictions.

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