Coon Rapids woman heads state CAI-MN

Members of the Minnesota Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI-MN) have named Traci Lehman, Coon Rapids, of Cities Management, Inc., president of CAI-MN.

Lehman, who is also president of Cities Management, began her one-year term at CAI-MN’s June 7 annual meeting.

As president, Lehman will lead CAI-MN’s efforts to bring together the diverse Homeowners Association (HOA) community — individual homeowners, board members, association management companies and on-site managers, as well as business partners like landscapers and builders — to provide in-depth education and training on all aspects of community association governance.

In addition to nearly 10 years of ongoing involvement with CAI-MN, Lehman has also served on the board of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MMHA.)

Additionally, she has received the following designations from the National Community Associations Institute (CAI): Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), Association Management Specialist (AMS) and Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM).

“Traci brings great energy and expertise to her new role as president,” said Paul Hanscom, executive director, CAI-MN.

“She’s very active in the community association industry both locally and nationally, and knows how to examine issues from all sides and take into consideration multiple points of view.

“I look forward to working closely with her during her presidency to further enhance the experience and offerings we provide to CAI-MN members.”

CAI-MN is the local chapter of the National Community Associations Institute (CAI), which is widely regarded as the national expert in educational programs and publications about community association governance, operations and management.

CAI-MN’s mission is to provide the knowledge, education, networking and legislative leadership needed to run competent and prosperous community associations.

More information about CAI-MN is available online at

Founded in 1982, Cities Management is a Minnesota corporation that manages homeowner associations, townhomes, condominiums, cooperatives and single family home communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, Milwaukee and western Wisconsin.

More information about Cities Management can be found on the company’s website at