• Developed and approved the Desert Ridge Community Association Strategic Community Plan to advance a multitude of short and long-term strategic community initiatives
  • Audited the Desert Ridge Core Commercial Leases
  • Conducted a successful annual membership meeting and election of 3 new board members in 2016
  • Renewed the DRCA 2016-2017 Insurance Coverage and revised the DRCA Investment Policy
  • Revised and distributed the DRCA Collection Policy to the membership effective 1/1/17
  • Approved and distributed the DRCA 2015 Annual Audit results to the membership
  • Reviewed and approved the DRCA 2015 Federal & State Taxes for filing with the applicable taxing authority
  • Distributed the approved DRCA 2016 Reserve Study and engaged the reserve analyst to perform the reserve study for 2017 budget planning
  • Approved and distributed the 2017 Annual Budget to the membership with no increase in assessments since 2004
  • Increased 2016 reserve funding to $440,000 with an additional reserve fund contribution of $215,000
  • Instituted a PayPal account for DRL Magazine Ad Partners to pay via bank/credit card
  • Represented Desert Ridge on the City of Phoenix Park Steering Committee to finalize plans for the Desert Ridge Dog Park to be constructed and opened by Spring/Summer 2017
  • Negotiated and executed a DRCA / City of Phoenix Maintenance Agreement for construction of a “Desert Ridge” brand monument at the southwest corning of Tatum Blvd. & Pinnacle Peak Rd.
  • Dedicated a memorial brick paver in Cashman Park at Desert Ridge in memory of Nick Meris for his service to the community.
  • Renewed the DRCA Silent Witness Reward Program for the 4th consecutive year
  • Requested the City of Phoenix to install a left turn signal at the 40th Street and Deer Valley intersection
  • Increased DRCA off-Duty Phoenix Police Officer Patrols from twenty-five 5 hour patrols to thirty-five 5.5 hour patrols each month
  • Participated in discussions with City of Phoenix to expand Deer Valley Road into 6 lanes between Black Mountain Boulevard to Cave Creek Road
  • Continued conversation with Taylor Morrison relative to plans to expand the south side of Pinnacle Peak Road into 2 lane in 2017 from Tatum Boulevard to 40th Street

 

2016 Maintenance & Compliance

  • Integrated 4 Irrigation Controllers to the Central Irrigation Control System Rain Bird ESP-LXMEF
  • Retrofitted and secured 38 wash grates with reinforced locking mechanism and rip rap installation
  • Replace and upgraded 6 mailbox clusters owned and maintained by the DRCA
  • Replenished decomposed granite along Deer Valley Road and 40th Street
  • Pursued street maintenance crack fill and street slurry seal for streets east of Tatum between Deer Valley to Ranger Road
  • Performed a total of 430 resale inspections during the year
  • Reviewed a total of 662 submissions received by the Design Review Committee
  • Documented and noticed a total of 4,607 non-parking related community enforcement violations
  • Conducted on-street parking enforcement resulting in a total of 2,941 vehicles being tagged by Urban Tactical Security
  • Reported a total of 367 APS light pole outages throughout the community for replacement or repair
  • Processed a total of 443 work order requests received from the community and identified by the onsite team
  • Responded to all homeowners’ communications usually within 24 hours on a 24/7 basis
  • Removed all unapproved signs and debris throughout the community
  • Continue to be proactive reporting and addressing graffiti, vandalism and panhandling
  • Approved a Desert Ridge Water Management Budget with AAA Landscape that has resulted in over $25,000 in savings
  • AAA Landscape commenced massive year-end common area cutbacks of all plants to ensure continued health of plants and to generate new vibrant shrubs growth and color
  • Installed 10 additional dog waste stations along common areas now totaling 52 stations community wide

2016 Events/Programs/Sponsorships

  • Pursued and obtained City of Phoenix Park Board approval for the Farmers Market at Cashman Park
  • Represented Desert Ridge on the City of Phoenix Steering Committee for the proposed PetSmart Dog Park at Reach 11
  • Sponsored for a 2nd consecutive year the Blue Door Ball benefiting our local Boys and Girls Club Vestar Branch
  • Initiated strategic plans and discussions with SKB Companies to return the Desert Ridge Farmers Market to High Street
  • Facilitated community socials for Ladies Night Out and Community Night Out
  • Coordinated the Community Wide Semi-Annual Spring & Fall Yard Sales
  • Sponsored Desert Trails Elementary Hawkfest PTO Fundraising Annual Event
  • Sponsored Pinnacle High School Boys Wrestling & Basketball Teams
  • Sponsored Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse
  • Sponsored Boys & Girls Club Adopt-A-Child Holiday Program
  • Fall Movie in the Park
  • Community Volunteers Appreciation Dinner
  • DRCA Holiday Trolley Tours increased from 480 to 600 patrons
  • Astronomy Night in the Park
  • Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast
  • Meet and Greet the Board Members
  • Meet and Greet the Board Candidates
  • DRCA JW Marriott Children’s Miracle Network Sponsorship
  • Community Coffee Club Gatherings