The CAI Oregon Legislative Action Committee (LAC), a committee of CAI Oregon, is the official voice of CAI with legislators and regulators in Oregon. CAI Oregon LAC exists to speak with one voice on legislative and regulatory matters that affect community associations, community association managers and CAI business partners. CAI Oregon LAC is made up of a balance of CAI members and appointees within the state. 

Goals of the Committee

The legislation that CAI Oregon LAC monitors, supports, or opposes has a direct impact on community associations. During its recent history, CAI Oregon LAC has influenced legislation affecting board and committee operations and covenant enforcement.

  • CAI Oregon LAC primarily reviews all house bills and senate bills which affect Oregon community associations and when necessary, immediately sends a legislative alert encouraging all CAI members to contact house members and senate members.

  • CAI Oregon LAC is proposing legislation in 2014 that will serve to strengthen the position of community associations in Oregon. Here is a link to the legislative tracking report that outlines the current legislation being monitored by CAI OLAC.

For more information, please contact Denise Bower, CAI OLAC Chair and Federal Liaison at


Ms. Deana Doney
Re/Max Equity Group

Ms. Karna Gustafson, Esq
Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP

Mr. David T. Schwindt, RS
Schwindt & Co. Certified Public Accountants

Mr. Marshall Fant
The Management Trust Northwest

Mr. Richard L. Thompson
Regenesis, Inc.

Mr. A. Richard Vial, Esq
Vial Fotheringham, LLP

Mr. Scott Barrie
Oregon Home Builders Association

Mr. Michael Hedge, Jr. 
Community Associations Institute