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2021 CAI-GRIE TOPS Awards Nomination Form Page 1 of 4

Survey Response - Preamble

The Community Associations Institute-Greater Inland Empire (CAI-GRIE) represents a wide variety of professionals and volunteers in the Common Interest Development Industry. Each year, the best and brightest are recognized for their achievements and outstanding work at the TOPS (Top of Profession & Service) Awards.


The 2021 CAI-GRIE TOPS awards nominations open on Friday, October 1, 2021 and will be presented in January of 2022 during an in-person awards gala and dinner (the specific date, time and location will be announced at a later date).


Please keep an eye out for the mailing of the 2022 CAI-GRIE Membership Directory where we will announce the 2021 CAI-GRIE Hall of Fame inductee.


Please feel free to submit as many nominations as you would like. CAI-GRIE knows how hard professionals and volunteers work in our industry and now is the time to let them know how much you appreciate them. You may ask, who can nominate and who can win? Everyone within the appropriate category... managers, volunteers, community association leaders, business partners, homeowners... is eligible as long as they are a member in good standing with the CAI-GRIE chapter.


Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

All questions or inquiries can be submitted to the CAI-GRIE Chapter office via email at info@cai-grie.org or by phone at 951-784-8613.


Awards Criteria and Categories

All categories require CAI-GRIE membership in good standing.


Manager of the Year (On-Site)

3+ years experience

Presented to a manager with three or more years experience that has displayed exemplary conduct in ethics, displays good communication and management skills, and shows loyalty to the industry by furthering service, education and professionalism.


Manager of the Year (Portfolio)

3+ years experience

Presented to a manager with three or more years experience that has displayed exemplary conduct in ethics, displays good communication and management skills, and shows loyalty to the industry by furthering service, education and professionalism.


Up & Comer Award

Less than 3 years experience

Presented to a manager or manager-in-training with less than three yearsâ?T experience that has displayed exemplary conduct in ethics, displays good communication and management skills, and shows loyalty to the industry by furthering service, education and professionalism.


Community Association of the Year

Presented to award recipients who have gone above and beyond within their communities.

Four size categories:

Small = under 100 | Medium = 101-500 | Large = 501-1000 | X-large = 1001+


Industry Innovation of the Year (Business Partner)

Awarded to a business partner member that has introduced the most significant and/or innovative new product or service into the community association marketplace during the year.


Industry Innovation of the Year (Management Company)

Awarded to a management company that has introduced the most significant and/or innovative new product or service into the community association marketplace during the year.


Association Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to a community member that helps make their association a nicer place to live. Through their own direct efforts and with association approval, this volunteer may have organized the building of a dog park, for example, or worked to improve play areas for children, or any number of ideas and efforts that have increased the value of living in the community.


Community Outreach Volunteer

Awarded to a person or organization that helps the community through their actions and activities. Activities can include such things as organizing a blood drive, community outreach, volunteering for a cause, etc. This category is for activities outside of CAI that contribute in general to building a stronger community.


Business Partner of the Year

Awarded to a business partner company or individual that has made an impact on the industry by going above and beyond.

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