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Are you a top CAM Manager making a difference in the life of an Association? CAM industry leaders want to recognize you! Enter the 2013 "Manager of the Year Award" contest for a chance to be selected as an honoree.

Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) October 26, 2012

Are you a top CAM Manager making a difference in the life of an Association? CAM industry leaders want to recognize you! Enter the 2013 "Manager of the Year Award" contest for a chance to be selected as an honoree in one of two categories:

▪    Best On-Site Manager
▪    Best Portfolio Manager

Each Manager will be presented with a prestigious trophy & a cash prize of $5,000. Winners will be announced at the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition, April 17-20, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

MOTY (Manager of the Year) is a brand new national contest for On-Site and Portfolio Managers of Association-governed communities. The purpose of the contest is to inspire excellence and professionalism by recognizing & rewarding the best Managers in the nation.

TOPS Software, a leading developer of Community Association Management software, is proud to be one of the founding sponsors of this competition. We believe that each year there will be outstanding Managers who deserve to be honored and whose inspirational stories deserve to be shared with the world.

How Property Managers Apply
The heart of the competition is based on a very simple question: How has the Manager made a difference in the life of an Association?

To begin, all On-Site and Portfolio Managers enter Stage I of the contest by completing the online application. The application reveals the Manager's professional qualifications (i.e., experience, credentials, leadership, and commitment to continuing education), scope of responsibilities, and whether or not their efforts have improved or turned around their Associations.

Stage II has submission requirements that include a 750-1000 word photo-essay and 2 letters of recommendation. Entries will be judged on an “identity-blind” basis using an established grading rubric that measures the degree to which the Manager has been responsible for major Association improvements and/or turnarounds, as described in the photo-essay, as well as the effectiveness of the writing, the relevance of the photos, and the influence of the recommendation letters. The Top 3 applicants in each category will be invited to participate in the final stage of the contest.

Stage III involves voting for one finalist in each category through our independent online voting partner, The Inspectors of Election. The online voting will run from Mar 1-31, 2013. To ensure absolute fairness, winners will be determined by 3 separate voting entities: Public, Founding Sponsors, and CCAP. Each voting entity will be weighed equally, accounting for 1/3 of the final decision. The On-Site Manager and Portfolio Manager with the most overall votes will be determined the contest winners.

Community Association Managers may apply online at: http://www.manageroftheyear.org.

A promotional video for the contest can be seen http://tinyurl.com/8ln2a7z.

The application deadline is November 15th. Good luck to all!

About TOPS Software
TOPS is the industry leading Community Management software solution. TOPS is in use in over 2,400 organizations to manage millions of homes. TOPS is a complete accounting and property management system that brings all facets of community management together in one, integrated system.

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