The following neighborhood groups were recognized for going above and beyond in their efforts to improve their neighborhoods:
Coventry Moms Club
The Coventry Moms Club has approximately 85 members and 120 children that socialize at 2-3 activities per week such as educational field trips, picnics and family outings. The intent is to provide opportunities to create community by bringing families together that live near each other. The CMC is not exclusive to moms - they include dads too!
Green Valley Ranch Community Association
In October, the Green Valley Ranch Community Association sponsored the Nevada Wild Fest held at the City of Henderson Pavilion. The event benefitted the Lili Claire Foundation, an organization that assists children and families affected by neurogenetic conditions. Recognizing that the Pavilion is within GVR, the community showed its support for this worthy cause by widely publicizing the event in the monthly newsletter and encouraging residents to volunteer at the event.
Lake Mead Estates HOA
This community of 15 parcels was originally developed with the intent of becoming an HOA. Due to issues beyond the residents’ control, the developer went out of business, the proper paperwork was never filed and the HOA was not formed.
Earlier this year, D.R. Horton, a builder that owns numerous lots within the subdivision, contacted the homeowners and introduced the benefits of an HOA. Formation would be a daunting task - 100% of community needed to be in agreement on all aspects of the agreement. At first, most were in opposition; however, through effort and a strong sense of collaboration, consensus was reached. In September, the articles of incorporation were filed with the Nevada Secretary of State and the Lake Mead Estates HOA was formed.
Mission Paradise Rural Alliance (MPRA)
The MPRA was reorganized two years ago with a new board and a new outlook. Since then, this neighborhood group has consistently reached out to its 480 plus residents to understand their concerns. They produce quarterly newsletters and have developed email communication with over 210 residents. Additionally, the MPRA has partnered with the City on many projects, including three successful neighborhood cleanups, installation of an asphalt walkway, “all way” stop signs and LED lights.
Partnering with the City, Sentosa held “dumpster days” for their residents to dispose of unwanted items. Residents were responsive to these events, which help keep the property appealing at no charge to the neighborhood. Additionally, responsible financial oversight allowed for no increase in dues for 2012, while maintaining the community’s secure and solvent in the face of adverse real estate issues.
Sunridge Heights Homeowners’ Association
Responding to residents’ concerns, the Sunridge Heights HOA installed pet waste stations. The board worked with the City to obtain a Neighborhood Enhancement Grant, allowing the improvements to be done with significantly less fiscal impact.
Village II (Bluffs Village) Community Association
The Bluffs Village Board of Directors understands that they’re not just board members; they’re homeowners as well. By instituting a rigorous approval process for all new projects, they have been able to keep dues low while improving their neighborhood, even in the face of increased foreclosures.
The Village Green HOA
“Home is where the heart is” and the Village Green HOA has plenty of heart! Over the past six years, the board has been emphasizing community, respect for others, and being neighborly, reasonable and understanding in their dealings. It has proven successful as most of the 99 homeowners are on a first name basis!
A welcome committee meets with all new residents - both owners and renters. Throughout the year, the HOA sponsors barbeques and potluck luncheons.
Besides a six year active Neighborhood Watch program, the community also has ride sharing for shopping, doctor visits and social outings. A babysitting program, along with planned visits to the Veterans’ Home in Boulder City, is handled by a number of the active elderly, whose experience, love and wisdom permeates everything they do for others.
Resident participation in a decision making is encouraged. Board members and other interested homeowners are interested are encouraged to attend classes offered by the Ombudsman’s Office and Community Association Institute. If there is any cost associated with these classes, the association pays the bill – not the homeowners.
Whitney Ranch HOA
With association dues at only $20 per month, Whitney Ranch has managed to keep their community well maintained even during trying financial times. Through sound financial management, they have converted their common areas to drought tolerant landscaping and are able to hold two picnics per year for residents. Board members make sure to attend City meetings to stay informed of important issues facing the community.