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Honoring CMAA’s Chapter of the Year Award Recipients

Melissa Low

Alexandria, VA—March 14, 2022—The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) announces its 2021 Chapter of the Year award recipients. These Chapters excelled in membership operations, recruitment, and educational programming. The winning Chapters were named on Monday, February 21, at the Awards Session of the 2022 World Conference and Club Business Expo, held in San Diego, CA.

The Chapter of the Year Award competition recognizes outstanding work, participation, and successful accomplishments of Chapters within the Association. Chapters are judged by a panel of CMAA members and evaluated on their educational offerings and programming and membership development. A $3,000 Education grant made possible by The Club Foundation is awarded to each winning Chapter.


Chapter of the Year Awards

Small Chapter

Medium Chapter

Large Chapter


In the Small Chapter Category, the second and most improved winners were the Tennessee Volunteer and Utah Chapters. In the Medium Chapter Category, the second and most improved winners were the Upper Midwest and Virginias Chapters. In the Large Chapter Category, the Golden State and Metropolitan Chapters were the second and  most improved winners. Each will also receive a grant made possible by The Club Foundation.  

The Club Management Association of America extends its sincere congratulations to these Chapters. CMAA members are connected by a vibrant network of more than 40 affiliated chapters. For more information on the CMAA and its Chapters, please visit the Chapters page.

About CMAA

Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally. Our members contribute to the success of more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for efficient and successful club operations. Under the covenants of professionalism, education, leadership, and community, CMAA continues to extend its reach as the leader in the club management practice. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with more than 40 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at

About The Club Foundation

The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA in 1988. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club managers, CMAA chapters, and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. Learn more at

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