2024 Governing Board Election

Sun City West Owner Members who want to make a difference in their community are encouraged to pick up a petitioner packet and run for the Governing Board in the 2024 election. Members will also be voting on a parking referendum in this election.

Candidate Packets

Candidate packets, including petition forms with the required “Affidavit of Circulator” on the reverse side of each signature page, are available beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1. Owner Members may pick up packets between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays in the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center Administrative Offices (Building G3), 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd.

Petitioner packets must be returned to the Governing Board Executive Assistant by 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, and must include:

  • Completed petition pages – which for each page should include signatures on one side and the “Affidavit of Circulator” on the reverse side. Signatures of 200 Owner Members in good standing are required (220 signatures are recommended in case some cannot be validated.)
  • A typed biographical sketch of not more than 500 words in paragraph style.

For more information, call Executive Assistant Karen Roepken at 623-544-6115.

Important Election Dates

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1
    • Candidate packets are available for members to pick up
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2
    • Candidate packets must be turned in by 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25
    • 2024 Governing Board Election

The RCSCW Governing Board

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board is comprised of nine residents who serve as the volunteer governing body in our community. The Board sets the policies under which our Association operates. Each year, three new members are elected to replace the outgoing volunteer Directors who have completed their three-year terms. Terms for Vice President Lisa Vines, and Directors Terry Hamman and Harry Stannebein will end on June 30, 2024. New terms run with the fiscal year, beginning July 1.

Parking Referendum

Sun City West Owner Members will be asked during March’s Governing Board Election if they want the Recreation Centers of Sun City West to continue enforcing CC&Rs related to street parking.

The Rec Centers currently enforces RV, boat, trailer, utility and other long-term vehicle parking on our streets. The state Legislature passed a new law this year that will remove that authority, unless residents reaffirm it.

Without a positive vote by a quorum of members, the Rec Centers and its CC&R Department will have no jurisdiction over whether RVs and other large vehicles can remain parked on the streets indefinitely.

The new law, Arizona Revised Statute 33-1818, states:

Notwithstanding any provision in the community documents, after the period of declarant control, an association has no authority over and shall not regulate any roadway for which the ownership has been dedicated to or is otherwise held by a governmental entity.
According to HB 2298, the House Bill that put the change into effect, Sun City West and other communities that were recorded before Jan. 1, 2015, also will lose enforcement ability, but unlike the newer communities, they have an opportunity to override it. Communities like Sun City West must hold a membership vote prior to June 30, 2025, allowing members to decide if they want their communities to continue enforcing CC&Rs related to roadways. If the election is not held by that date, or if residents do not pass the measure, then the Rec Centers will be forced to stop enforcing street regulations.

The question will be put to members alongside the Election for Governing Board Directors on March 25. Information about registering to vote, early voting and other details will be announced closer to the Election.

Run for the Board!

Thinking about running for the Board, but aren’t quite sure if you’re ready? Take a moment to hear from two individuals who were in a similar position. This community relies on volunteers stepping up to serve as Governing Board Directors. Hear what two of those individuals had to say about the experience. It might help you make your own decision.

Maybe it’s time for you to make the leap?