Mulcahy Law Firm's Fall 2017 Community Association Classes

OCTOBER

Scottsdale Neighborhood College
10/19- 1:00- 2:30 p.m.- Amending your CCRs
Do your association’s CC&Rs and bylaws contain unclear or contradictory language; developer language long after the developer is gone and/or provisions that conflict with Arizona and federal law? If you answered yes to one of these questions, your association’s documents may need to be amended. This class will teach an easy to follow 5-step process for amending association documents.

Mustang Library: 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Register here: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/citizen-service/college

Glendale HOA Academy:
10/24- 1:00- 2:30 p.m.- Best Practices (Eisenhower Method)
Does your board spend a majority of their time "firefighting" maintenance issues and dealing with angry or litigious homeowners rather than spending their valuable time thinking about strategic long-term planning for the association, funding reserves and important/urgent problems with difficult solutions? If so, this is the class for you! We will teach you and your board how to prioritize your to-do list by using the “Eisenhower Method”.

Glendale Adult Center- 5970 W Brown St, Room #116, Glendale, AZ 85302

To R.S.V.P., please visit their website http://www.glendaleaz.com/neighborhoodservices/hoaacademy.cfm or contact the City of Glendale at (623) 930-2820 and reference code 474099-07.

Surprise HOA Academy:
10/30- 6:00- 8:30 p.m.- Community Association Dispute Resolution 101 & Tips Regarding Enforcement of Association Documents
Does your board or do your owners know how to effectively negotiate when a dispute arises in your association? This class will give board members and owners effective tools to negotiate disputes! If negotiation efforts fail, what other legal remedies do owners and associations have to help resolve disputes? This class will define and show how to effectively use mediation, arbitration, administrative law proceedings and litigation to resolve disputes in your association. We will also discuss tips on how to enforce an association’s documents against non-complying owners and legal remedies that can be used in these situations (such as demand letter, fines and/or a lawsuit).

Public Safety Building (auditorium)- 14250 W. Statler Plaza, Surprise 85375

To R.S.V.P., please contact Ruby Sitea with the City of Surprise at Ruby.Sitea@surpriseaz.gov or (623) 222-3242.

NOVEMBER

Tempe HOA Academy:
11/2- 5:00- 6:30 p.m.- Best Practices (Eisenhower Method)
Does your board spend a majority of their time "firefighting" maintenance issues and dealing with angry or litigious homeowners rather than spending their valuable time thinking about strategic long-term planning for the association, funding reserves and important/urgent problems with difficult solutions? If so, this is the class for you! We will teach you and your board how to prioritize your to-do list by using the “Eisenhower Method”.

Tempe History Museum- 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282

To R.S.V.P., please email the City of Tempe at neighborhoods@tempe.gov or visit www.tempe.gov/neighborhoods

Mesa HOA Academy:
11/7- 1:00- 2:30 p.m.- Going Green and Sustainability/ Drought Issues, How to Effectively Deal with a Bully in the Community and Free Legal Q&A

Not only is “going green” good for the environment, but it may help your Association reduce costs. This class will discuss solar panels and easy ways for your Association to “go green,” with a focus on drought issues. Changes to your Association’s landscaping, including turf and/or desert landscaping can help with water conservation and drought issues. Further, we will discuss whether changing the landscaping in your community requires member approval. This class will also teach you all you need to know about dealing with a bully in your community association.

Dobson Ranch- 2719 S Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202

To R.S.V.P., please visit this website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-uconnectmesa-homeowners-association-hoa-class-tickets-37013476304.

SW Valley HOA Summit:
11/7- 6:00- 8:00 p.m.- How to Effectively Deal with a Bully in the Community and Qualities of an A+ Community Manager

Most members in an Association understand that rules and social decorum dictate how they are to interact with Board members, Association employees, and other members. However, there are a small percentage of people that do not abide by rules and social decorum and they are always looking for a fight. These people need to be dealt with differently than usual bullies because they are simply looking to create an altercation and they will not respond to a positive approach to their “problem.” This class will teach you how to deal with those types of people. We will also give you a quick reference listing the qualities of a community manager that does the “right” things.

City of Avondale- Sonoran Room- 11465 W Civic Center Drive, Suite 140, Avondale, AZ 85323

To R.S.V.P., please contact Yvonne Barron with Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. at ybarron@mulcahylaw.net or 602.241.1093

Phoenix Neighborhood College:
11/16- 5:00- 6:30 p.m.- What is a Community Association, Board Member Roles and Responsibilities and Board Meetings
Your community association is a business, a nonprofit corporation governed by the declaration of CC&Rs, articles of incorporation and by-laws. This overview will define HOAs, the governing documents, organizational structure and rights and responsibilities of the board of directors and homeowners. Participants will also learn what boards should do to assure that the association’s business is conducted in an efficient and professional manner. The legal duties of the board of directors including roles and responsibilities, fiduciary duty will be covered. This class will also teach attendees the proper planning, agenda preparation and procedure for conducting meetings in order to conduct a board meeting in ONE HOUR!

Devonshire Senior Center- 2802 E Devonshire Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016

To R.S.V.P., please contact Yvonne Barron with Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. at ybarron@mulcahylaw.net or 602.241.1093