The following neighborhood leaders were recognized for going above and beyond in their efforts to improve their neighborhoods.
This past year, Coventry HOA, their landscaper and the neighbors partnered together to make a community garden a reality in their neighborhood. Realizing that funding was an issue, they utilized the Cityís NH Enhancement Grant. Because of this unique partnership and collaboration with all of the interested parties, this community garden is not only producing fruits and vegetables but is also improving relationships among the neighbors and creating teachable moments for the children of the community.
Coventry Neighborhood Watch
Started in February of 2009, the Coventry Neighborhood has over 350 members. They are dedicated to building a sense of community between neighbors and, to that end, have created both a momís group and a fitness club. They have held numerous events, including garage sale fundraisers, summer movies in the park, community picnics, a Halloween safe street, Fourth of July block party and even a visit from Santa!
Green Valley Ranch Community Association
This year, Green Valley Ranch worked with the City of Henderson in the Nevada Wild Fest Music Fest and the eventís charity of choice, the Lili Claire Foundation for special needs children. In addition to a cash donation, Green Valley Ranch assisted in publicity and provided use of their common area for portions of the event. This is a great example of how an HOA can partner with the City of Henderson during these difficult economic times.
In an effort to reduce energy consumption, Greenway Village has begun the process of switching to induction lighting on their private streets. In addition to the environmental benefits of the new, longer-lasting lights, residents will benefit from enhanced safety to their neighborhoods due to better color rendition and less flickering.
This year the Meridian community, a non-HOA neighborhood, held a cleanup to beautify their perimeter landscaping located at Pecos and Robindale Roads. Approximately 60 homeowners worked together to remove dead landscaping, trim trees and pick up debris. Neighborhood leaders Ken Person and Doug Edwards actively recruited their neighbors by going door-to-door, and even created email and Facebook accounts to keep the neighborhood engaged.
Sun City MacDonald Ranch
The Community on Patrol (C.O.P.) Program in Sun City MacDonald Ranch is comprised of 80 resident volunteers who patrol neighborhood streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In this age-restricted community of 2513, they perform regular checks on the community center, pool area and other common areas. They keep a watchful eye on homes that are vacant due to travel and are always on the lookout for residents who need assistance.
The Village Green HOA
Each of the Village Green HOA board members has made it their personal goal to bring cohesiveness to their community. Their dedication is clear - every board member is an active in the Community Associations Institute (CAI). Two have attained the rank of Designated Community Association Leader (DCAL) after completing over 120 hours of training. They have formed active architectural, parking, risk management, senior care and social committees. Further, by replacing over 15 acres of grass with desert landscaping, The Village Green has reduced their monthly water usage from 20 million gallons to 900,000 gallons.