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Plantation, FL, United States, 2008/01/18 - The Community Advocacy Network (CAN) announced the state’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink will be the keynote speaker for a special dinner and panel discussion on January 18th in Davie.
CAN is hosting the event on behalf of the Broward Coalition, the county’s largest and most powerful coalition of common interest ownership communities. In addition to their members, other invitees include CAN members and affinity partners. The event takes place at the Signature Grand located at 6900 State Road 84 from 6:00 pm until 10: 00 pm.
Sink is scheduled to give an address on “The State of the State’s Economy” and answer questions about pending legislation affecting common interest ownership communities. CAN Executive Director Donna DiMaggio Berger, also a partner with the law firm of Katzman & Korr, will speak on what association leaders can do to be better advocates for their communities. In addition, several experts will address issues that affect Florida communities: Leo Delgado, President of CSI Associates will talk about the digital age and FCC rulings; Corey Hayes of MASTEC/DIRECT PLUS will speak on telecommunications for community associations; Monte Kane of Kane & Company P.A. is scheduled to discuss the fiscal responsibilities of board members; and attorney Alan Garfinkel of the Garfinkel Trial Group will address insurance issues affecting associations.
“We’re pleased to be able to bring together all of these experts under one roof to discuss important topics that affect associations and the dedicated volunteer directors who lead them,” said Donna Berger.
The CAN initiative focuses on education, outreach and advocacy services for all community associations including condominiums, cooperatives, homeowners’ associations, mobile home communities and timeshares in the state. CAN works on behalf of these groups to promote positive legislation and policies at the local, state and federal levels.
Through its interactive web site platform, CAN informs its members of pending legislation and provides them with the tools necessary to play a vital part in the political processes which impact their communities. The “Capitol Connection” e-mail feature enables members to quickly and easily correspond directly with members of the Florida Legislature, Senate and House Committees, City and County Commissions as well as local media outlets.
Another integral part of CAN is its “Affinity Program,” a resource that provides members with access to special discounts and services from participating vendors. The program features participants from various categories including banks, insurance agencies, property management services and accountants.
In addition to this feature, CAN also provides members with ongoing information on “best practices” they can implement in their own communities to save money and streamline operations as well as valuable information regarding hurricane recovery, insurance and financial resources.
About Community Advocacy Network (CAN)
CAN (canfl.com) is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of all types of common interest ownership communities to ensure their unique needs are understood by public policy makers. CAN assists its members with intensely targeted advocacy campaigns at all levels of government. CAN also offers its members an “Affinity Program,” which provides access to special discounts and services from participating vendors. CAN memberships cost $150 per community association with discounts being offered to umbrella organizations.
Todd Templin or Michelle Friedman
Boardroom Communications (954) 370-8999