It is Community Associations Institute (CAI)’s purpose to foster vibrant, responsive, competent community associations that promote harmony, a sense of community and responsible leadership. Common characteristics of such community associations include good communication, trust in the management and board of directors, continuing education of board members and home-owners, and uniform, flexible and reasonable enforcement of governing documents. Inclusiveness—the involvement of as many residents of the community as possible—is a critical element in fostering a sense of community. Looking for a way to assess the governance-related operations of your community association? Minimally, a quality community association should comply with all of the following statements.