Committees are an important part of the Desert Ridge Community Association (Master Association) governance and operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year. The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our active, talented, knowledgeable and effective committees. They deserve our sincerest thanks and appreciation.

However, to be successful our association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement in our committees; so we’d like your help on
one of our committees listed below.

Design Review Committee –

Finance Committee –

Strategic Community Plan Parks Sub-Committee –

Committees give the board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and opinions, and provide a training ground for future board members. All committees are advisory to the board unless given specific decision-making authority by the board or CC&Rs.

The board provides each committee with a charter, responsibilities, goals, and mission statement to help it succeed as a community resource.

Our association presently has two types of committees:

  • Administrative committees, like our design review and nominating committees, are set out in our association’s bylaws and CC&Rs. They are ongoing, permanent and often have clearly defined power and authority.
  • Standing committees, such as our finance and facility management committees, are established by the board for an ongoing and specific purpose. These committees generally make recommendations to and act under the supervision of the board.

So, if you’re thinking about running for the board and want to learn a little more about association governance and operations, or if you’re interested in helping improve your community or just want to get out and meet neighbors, we would be thrilled to talk to you about our committees and how you might be able to help. Pleasae contact Terrance Smith, Community General Manager, at 480.551.4550 or via email at for more information.

It’s caring people like you who make our community a great place to live and that makes a difference.

Come join us to serve and better Desert Ridge!