2019 Legislative Day at the Capitol

 Monday, April 8th and Tuesday April 9th

Legislative Day Agenda

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Corks for CLAC with the California North Chapter

Monday, April 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration with Continental Breakfast and Networking
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Welcome/How a Bill Becomes Law
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Bill Briefings w/Keynote
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Legislator Visits at California State Capitol
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Meet the Delegates Reception at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker and Bill Refresh
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. CAI-CLAC 2018 Awards
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Group Picture on Capitol North Steps
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Legislator Visits at California State Capitol
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch, Debrief and Depart


Keynote Speaker, Dawn Bauman, CAE | Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, CAI

As CAI’s lead lobbyist for federal and state legislative and regulatory affairs, Bauman works with hundreds of volunteer leaders throughout the country serving on CAI legislative action committees and CAI government affairs committees to advocate for strong and sensible public policy for America’s community associations.

Bauman has been with the Community Associations Institute since 1996 holding the following positions:

• SVP, Government Affairs
• Executive director of the Community Association Manager International Certification Board (CAM-ICB)
• SVP, Membership and Chapter Development
• Executive vice president of the CAI Washington Metropolitan Chapter, CAI’s largest chapter in the nation
• Executive director of the CAI Central Arizona Chapter in Phoenix, Arizona

Bauman has dedicated her career to the practice of non-profit management and advocacy has more than 20 years of experience with non-profit organizations and associations. She began her career with the American Cancer Society and has since served as executive director for The ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Valley of the Sun, Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, National Society of Fund Raising Executives and Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.

Bauman holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has earned the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.

Established in 1973, CAI is an international membership association that provides information, tools and resources to more than 34,000 homeowners and professionals who govern and manage community and condominium associations by 60 chapters and 36 legislative action committees throughout the country. CAI’s members include community managers, volunteer homeowner leaders and businesses and professionals who support common-interest communities. More information is available at www.caionline.org.


Louie A. Brown, Jr. | CAI-CLAC Advocate in Sacramento

Louie A. Brown, Jr. is CAI-CLAC’s legislative advocate in Sacramento and specializes in maneuvering through California’s complex legislative and administrative process. Louie’s expertise is a true asset to CAI-CLAC, which resulted in several 2018 Legislative Accomplishments and continues to inform our legislative priorities.

Louie is a partner with KSC. He manages the firm’s Government Relations Team representing clients before the California State Legislature and various state administrative agencies. You can read more here.


Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. | Legislative Co-Chair

Kieran Purcell graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1985. After serving seven years in the United States Navy, Kieran joined Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC as a law clerk while attending California Western School of Law. Upon graduation in April 1995, Kieran became an attorney with the firm where his work on behalf of community associations includes providing advice on all types of corporate matters including litigation, interpretation and enforcement of governing documents and reconstruction issues. He has been a shareholder of EG&H since 2002.

Kieran spent three terms on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), where he served as its President, co-chaired the National Seminar Committee and co-chaired the Golf & Tennis Charity Classic. Currently, Kieran is a delegate for the San Diego Chapter’s Legislative Support Committee, Legislative Co-Chair for the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC), and teaches the Common Interest Development Law Course. During his tenure with CAI, Kieran has earned the San Diego Chapter’s President’s Award four times, and in 2006 was recognized with the Samuel L. Dolnick Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more here.


Thomas M. Ware II, Esq. | Legislative Co-Chair

Tom Ware is a partner of Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware LLP. For the past twenty-eight years, Mr. Ware’s practice has focused on the representation of nonprofit homeowners associations, their volunteer directors and officers, and HOA property managers. He has extensive experience in representing common interest developments, non-profit homeowners associations, and their volunteer directors in connection with general corporate issues, real estate matters, litigation, insurance, fidelity bond claims, and appellate matters. Mr. Ware was one of the attorneys of record for the prevailing parties in the landmark California Supreme Court case Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Association, which established the legal framework and standards for enforcing CC&R provisions. Read more here.