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Fall 2021 classes coming in August

The list of classes for the upcoming fall session won't be released until August. We are waiting to hear the latest safety guidelines from public health officials if we can offer hybrid classes. Either way, the list of upcoming class dates, times and locations will be posted here in August.

Classes for Homeowners Association (HOA) Board of Directors and Residents

Our oldest series of classes are now in their 21st year. These classes are for those serving on the board, interested in serving on the board or those new to living in an HOA are welcome to attend.

Good Neighbor Series

Classes that benefit all Scottsdale residents. No products or services are sold as part of these classes.

The Stories of Scottsdale History Series

Our most popular classes! Please register early!

Neighborhood College Video Series

HOA Series

Responsibilities of an HOA Board Member

Learn the responsibilities of an HOA board member, how the working parts of an HOA or Condominium Association come together and how the smallest decisions can have unintended consequences.
Recorded Fall 2016.

Enforcing Your HOA's CC&Rs

A discussion on the ins and outs of HOAs’ CC&R enforcement with an emphasis on the statutory regulations regarding the enforcement of CC&Rs.
Recorded Spring 2020.

HOA Board Roles, Responsibilities, Meetings and Minutes

The roles and responsibilities of an HOA board member and how to assure the association's business is conducted in an efficient and professional manner.
Recorded Fall 2016.

HOA Federal Laws and Amending Association Documents

Understanding an association's requirements with regard to the Federal Fair Housing Act and other federal laws. Also learn the importance of amending an HOA's governing documents.
Recorded Fall 2016.

The Five Most Important Concerns For HOA's Right Now

This presentation looks at top five biggest issues affecting planned/condo communities during the pandemic and provided strategies for how to deal with them.
Recorded Fall 2020.

Amending Association Documents (2020)

Do your association’s CC&R’s and bylaws need to be amended? This class will teach an easy to follow 5-step process for amending association documents.
Recorded Fall 2020.

Board Member Boot Camp

You have been elected to your Board of Directors—now what?! Join us for a board member boot camp where we will cover the duties of board of directors, all there is to know about governing documents, how to abide with open meeting laws and how to collect delinquent assessments.
Recorded Fall 2020.

Tips from the Trenches for HOA/Condo Communities

How to have a successful association and not get sued! This class will discuss the importance of good communication, using licensed/bonded contractors, architectural requests, audits, records requests, reserve funding, defamation and much more.
Recorded Spring 2021

Amending Your CC&R's - Another Look

Do you have a bad provision in your CC&Rs? Are your Bylaws in conflict with Arizona Statutory Law? This seminar will discuss how to amend a HOA’s CC&Rs, Articles and Bylaws. This seminar will also discuss common provisions of the CC&Rs and Bylaws that have been trumped by recent changes to Arizona Statutory Law.
Recorded Spring 2021

HOA AND CONDO TECHNOLOGY

Learn how to use the cloud in a reserve study, monitor short term rentals, online voting, and connect with your community. Hosted by NEIGHBORHOODY.COM.
Recorded Spring 2021

Running Effective Board Meetings

Do you feel like your HOA/Condo board meetings are too long and you aren’t accomplishing anything? This class will teach attendees the proper planning, agenda preparation and procedure for conducting productive 1-hour board meetings. Tips for following parliamentary procedure and how to take perfectly proper meeting minutes will also be discussed.
Recorded Spring 2021

Good Neighbor Series

The Top 7 Estate Planning Mistakes

Are you among the majority of Americans who have put your estate planning on the back burner? Did you know:

  • Even if you have a will, your heirs will be stuck in a nightmare called probate court for 1-3 years. This will cost up to 6% of the total sum of your assets, or more.
  • All living trust plans are not created equal! Internet, do-it-yourself and bargain-priced trusts almost always end up in court.
  • Most living trusts wrongly expose the inheritance to your children's ex-spouses and creditors after you die.

Recorded Spring 2021
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History Series

From Scott to Drinkwater: The History of Scottsdale

The history of Scottsdale is presented thru the stories of fourteen people who contributed to the development from a small farm/ranch community to the innovative city of today.
Recorded Fall 2019.

Scoundrels, Rascals & Cutthroats

Learn about some of the most “nefarious” people in Scottsdale’s history and the Scottsdale lawmen who tracked them down. The stories include a murderous mailman, a murder mystery with three possible endings, and the murder of a 60’s TV star right here in Old Town!
Recorded Spring 2020.

The Great Desert Escape

The largest escape of prisoners of war in North America during World War II happened right here in Scottsdale. Join historian and author Keith Warren Lloyd as he explores the factors leading up to the escape, the escape itself and the aftermath.
Recorded Fall 2020.

Scottsdale Stories Rediscovered

In this presentation you will hear the stories about the connection between a breakfast cereal and a Scottsdale resort and how a little boy’s wish led to the creation on an international organization.
Recorded Fall 2020.

Stories from the Files of the Scottsdale Police Department

Scottsdale Neighborhood College takes a look at fascinating crimes, direct from the files of the Scottsdale Police Department! Cases include an explosive situation at a city facility that targeted a city employee and a bank robbery that started in Scottsdale and led to an international manhunt.
Recorded Fall 2020.

Scoundrels, Rascals & Cutthroats Part 2

Our storyteller is back with two Scottsdale cases from the 1970s and 1990s, yet they have a relevance today. There is a story of a teenager who was believed to have run away from home but was found dead more than 10 years later and a shocking story of two men who were murdered after a road rage incident.
Recorded Spring 2021.

Scottsdale Stories: Behind the Business

Some businesses stay around for more than one generation. But do you know the story behind the business? We will look at an auto parts store that became one of the longest-lasting restaurants in Old Town and an insurance agent whose office has become a museum of Arizona history!
Recorded Spring 2021.

Contact Information

Bruce Wall
Program Coordinator
P: 480-312-7898
bwall@scottsdaleaz.gov

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