Editor’s Note—September 2022

Journal Notes

by Michael Hamline, Editor / Published September 2022

     Wow, 2022 has sailed by! By the time you read this, kids will have their noses to the grindstone at their school studies, Labor Day will have been observed, and Florida will be about a month out from welcoming back their snowbirds. The point is, life is moving forward, and by necessity we must move with it.

     For this reason, FLCAJ is excited to move forward with the 2022–2023 Florida Community Association Professionals’ (FCAP) Service Provider Directory. On page 42, the FCAP Service Provider Directory explains the benefits for managers, service providers, and board members. Managers can access 32 DBPR-approved one-hour CEU courses. Furthermore, CAMs can pursue the advanced Certified Florida Community Association Manager (CFCAM) designation to grow their management knowledge and skills. The CFCAM program just completed a recent update to all the modules. To learn more, visit https://www.fcapgroup.com/managers-2/.

     Service providers have the opportunity to promote brand awareness by displaying their company logo on the pages of “FCAP Community,” which is printed every month in the pages of FLCAJ. For further details, visit https://www.fcapgroup.com/service-providers/.

     Board members are given access to FCAP’s online board certification class and the FLCAJ Resource Library, which offers online access through a searchable knowledge tool to past articles covering a variety of issues. For more information, visit https://www.fcapgroup.com/board-members/.

     On page 8 Keystone Engineering helps readers grasp what they need to know about post-tensioned buildings.

     Turn to page 18 to find out from Arborology about the steps to take to manage tree risks before the storm.

     On page 22 Envera Systems addresses how community boards should respond and react to any security issues at the community.

     Flip over to Sentry Management’s article on page 26. They define the role of community managers in coordinating vendors to help maintain the common areas.

     AKAM details what associations need to do to get the most out of their insurance on page 30, and on page 34 Holbrook Asphalt points out the importance of not relying on visual self-assessments of street conditions but instead implementing a cost-effective preservation strategy.

     Finally, on page 38 Vesta Property Services shares some practical tips to manage the association landscaping.

     FLCAJ wishes you a Happy Labor Day and trusts you will have a great time celebrating with friends and family.