CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Tashjian of Beaumont Gitlin Tashjian for winning the coveted 2012 “Volunteer of the Year” award, presented by Community Association Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) at our 20th Annual Legislative Day at the Capitol in Beaumont-Lisa TashjianSacramento, CA, on April 29, 2013. Lisa was instrumental in helping the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI-GLAC) reach its 2012 financial goal in support of CAI-CLAC. She diligently organized contribution collections at every luncheon, delivered the “CLAC Moment” updates, which resulted in an increased awareness of CAI-CLAC, and she has been a huge proponent of the Legislative Day in the Capitol, encouraging our chapter members to attend.

Lisa led the charge at year-end by committing her company to a CAI-CLAC donation and then challenging other business partners, management companies and associations to meet or exceed it. She put her personal and business reputation on the line by writing letters, sending e-mails and making phone calls to colleagues and encouraging them to make a contribution. During that drive, 26 business partners from various business types, individual members, community associations and management companies donated a total of $8,816!

Thank you to Lisa and all of the volunteers who make CAI-CLAC successful!