The Community Associations Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee’s (CAI-CLAC) all-volunteer board voted to establish The Duncan McPherson Memorial Scholarship in 2016. The scholarship is based on McPherson’s long-standing work with community associations and his support of CAI-CLAC. The scholarship provides financial support for an association homeowner or manager to attend the 2020 CAI-CLAC Legislative Days at the Capitol, held on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Sacramento, CA.

The Awards and Scholarship Selection Subcommittee was created in 2016 and is comprised of CAI-CLAC’s Chair, serving as Chair of this Subcommittee along with CLAC’s Vice-Chair and Past-Chair as voting members; with CLAC’s Advocate, Administrator and PR Chair serving as non-voting members. In the off year with no sitting Past-Chair, the PR Chair will become a voting member.

Spillar​This year, the subcommittee reviewed nine applications and selected homeowner leader, Robert Spillar. Bob is a Orange County Regional Chapter Board Member and Westpark Maintenance Association Board President. He also serves as the OCRC Liaison for CAI-CLAC. Please join us in congratulating Bob on his invaluable contributions to improve California’s community associations. We look forward to recognizing him at our event.

The CAI-CLAC Awards and Scholarship Subcommittee is comprised of CAI-CLAC’s Chair, serving as Chair, along with CAI-CLAC’s Vice-Chair and Past-Chair or PR Chair as voting members; with CAI-CLAC’s Advocate, Administrator serving as non-voting members.

About  Duncan McPherson (1938-2015)

McPherson was a native Californian, born in Sacramento. He received his law degree from Boalt Hall, School of Law, University of California Berkeley and was a veteran. Specializing in Residential and Commercial Subdivision Development law, McPherson was principal at Neumiller & Beardslee in Stockton and active in his community including the business community. He served on CAI-CLAC, and was named an emeritus member of the committee.

Duncan McPherson Scholarship applicants must be a current and active CAI-CLAC member and a community association homeowner or manager to qualify for the scholarship. The scholarship includes paid registration for the entire event, which includes: Legislative Days at the Capitol sessions, an Awards Ceremony and Reception and up to $750 in covered travel and lodging expenses.