The following is a press release distributed on December 2, 2016.

Sacramento, CA – Community Associations Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC), the nation’s largest advocacy organization dedicated to monitoring legislation, educating elected state lawmakers and protecting the interests of those living in California homeowners associations, announced today the designation of three of its long-serving members as Delegates Emeritus.

Honorees include:

  • Wendy Bucknum, Vice President of Business Development for Associa Professional Community Management, AAMC
  • Judy G. Campion, Principal, Campion and Company
  • Dick Pruess, President, Castlegate Homeowners Association

The Delegate Emeritus honor is awarded to CLAC delegates who have worked tirelessly to advance the committee’s goals and legislative objectives.

“CAI-CLAC would not be where it is today were it not for the vision, dedication and leadership of these three fantastic committee members,” said John MacDowell, Chair of CAI-CLAC. “We greatly appreciate their contributions through the years and welcome their continued support and guidance moving forward.”

Wendy Bucknum, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, serves as Vice President of Business Development for Associa-PCM. An employee with the company for over 23 years, Ms. Bucknum spent much of that time as Governmental and Public Affairs Manager onsite at Laguna Woods Village. She is Past President of the Orange County Regional Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and currently serves on the Chapter’s Legislative Support Committee. She is also a Delegate at-large on CLAC and serves on the Federal Legislative Action Committee.

Since November 2014, Ms. Bucknum has served on the Mission Viejo City Council, currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem. In this role, she also serves as commissioner on the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and chairs the Jobs and Economic Development Committee of the Association of California Cities, Orange County (ACC-OC).

Judy G. Campion, AMS, PCAM, established Campion and Company, a portfolio management firm specializing in service to community associations, in 1990. A member of CAI’s Greater Los Angeles Chapter (CAI-GLAC) since 1982, she served as a member of CAI’s National Faculty from 1998 to 2013. An outgoing Delegate to CLAC, she served as the Committee’s Treasurer for nearly 10 years. She also chaired GLAC’s Trade Show, Education and Programs Committees and is past winner of the “Volunteer of the Year” award as well as the “Outstanding Service Award to the Homeowner Interest Group” for CAI-GLAC.

Ms. Campion is known throughout the industry for the workshop she created and presented at multiple national and local CAI conferences entitled “How to Deal with Difficult People.”

Dick Pruess, currently president of the Castlegate Homeowners Association in Pasadena, has served on the Executive Committee of the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) for seven years, including two as Chair. In 2009, he was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” for his role helping revise the Davis-Stirling Act, the law governing every community association in California.

In 2004, Pruess received the CAI Award for “Excellence in Chapter Leadership” and the GLAC President’s Award following his year serving as CAI-GLAC Chapter President. In 2013, he was awarded the CAI National “Award of Excellence in Government and Public Affairs.”

Bucknum, Campion and Pruess are among 15 individuals that have been named Delegate Emeritus since 1973.