Southwest Valley HOA Academy

The Southwest Valley HOA Academy provides HOA instruction every Spring and Fall, through a City of Goodyear partnership with the City of Avondale and the City of Buckeye.

The Next HOA Academy Will Be:

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

City of Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear AZ 85338

Cost: $5 - Includes Lunch

Register at and enter session code: 6760.


8:00 - 8:30 Check-in

8:30 - 8:45 Opening Comments/Introductions

8:45 - 9:45 Creating a Successful Neighborhood Event -- Topics covered include Event Planning 101, engaging your audience, simple events, communication, budget, attendance, mistakes to avoid, execution, building community, and success with volunteers in various forms.

9:45 - 10:15 City Event Permit Requirements -- Find out when to obtain a Special Event Permit from the city for your neighborhood events, the process involved, and how to make your event goes smoothly.

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:30 Neighborhood Watch -- Learn the benefits of a Neighborhood Watch program and how to organize and actively involve your community in crime prevention.

11:30 - 12:15 Lunch

12:15 - 1:45 Fundamentals of being an HOA Board Member -- Everything you need to know about determining the types of Board meetings required and the meaning behind each, the roles of each board member, and a review of Board meeting agendas.

1:45 - 2:00 Closing Comments/Evaluations


HOA Training Seminars

These one day classes are designed for HOA board members and neighborhood leaders. This "nuts and bolts" course provides an overview of the responsibilities and challenges associated with running a homeowners' association. Participants also receive an overview of legal and financial issues, creating and enforcing restrictions, the transition process, and reserve studies. This class is taught by an attorney and other experts in the field.

For more information, please contact Neighborhood Services at 623-882-7801.

Topics include:

  • The Basics of Homeowner Associations

  • CC&R's & Bylaws

  • Duties & Obligations of HOA Boards

  • Rights of Home Owners

  • Typical enforcement tools available to HOA boards