With exactly three candidates having submitted petitions for three open positions on the Governing Board next fiscal year, there is no need for the Recreation Centers of Sun City West to hold an election this March.
Congratulations to the following three residents, all of whom submitted petitions for candidacy before the Jan. 6 deadline:
– Anne Brown
– Roberta Davidson
– Sharon Hettick
They will be sworn in at a future date and begin their terms on July 1. For more information on each candidate, please refer to their biographies down below.
These three will join continuing Directors George Kuchtyak, Gerry Connor, Sue Fitzsimons, Bob Carneiro, Donna Maloney and Jim Young. Terms for President Jim Sloan and Directors Tim Hurley and Bryan Walus end on June 30.
The Association thanks these Directors and Directors-elect who have taken the time to dedicate themselves to the betterment of our Association through their policymaking and guidance. For more information about the Board, or the Board’s committees, call 623-544-6115.
My husband Burl and I moved to Sun City West in January 2011 from Springfield, Mo. I am retired from
a 24-year career as the Director of Budget Management for CoxHealth, a large nonprofit, multi-hospital
and clinic system based in Springfield.
Volunteering has always been a big part of my life and since moving to Sun City West I have volunteered
at the R.H. Johnson Library and currently serve as the volunteer coordinator for VolunteerMatch in Sun
City West. I belong to the Sun City West Cyclists (a past club president), the Yoga Club, Boomers Club and
I have been a member of Rotary International for more than 20 years and a past president of a large
club in Springfield. While in Arizona I attend local Rotary meetings and participate in service endeavors.
I graduated from TORCH in Spring 2018 and currently serve on the Board Development Committee of
the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Board.
In running for a board position, I have no personal agenda. My desire is to keep Sun City West as a viable,
healthy community for current and future residents. I am a fiscal conservative but try to take a long-range
approach to issues in our community.
I am a firm believer in being part of the solution and not the problem. That is why I want to serve in the
Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board. Sun City West is going through a transition with the
impact of changing demographics and the challenge of maintaining aging buildings, golf courses and
equipment while upholding community standards and keeping costs down.
I have always been active in the communities in which I have lived. In California, I served for eight years
as the president of the Carmel Mountain Ranch Residential Community Association, a master-planned
community of 4,800 residential homes and seven apartment complexes. I also served on the Carmel
Mountain Ranch Community Planning Group, which is a citizen organization that advises the city on
community land-use goals and development proposals.
My husband Bob and I moved to Arizona in 2005 and to Sun City West in 2010. Since participating in the
Spring 2017 TORCH program, I have served on the Properties Committee; was a Properties Committee
representative to the Space Utilization Committee; and currently a member of the Special CC&R
I am a past president and current webmaster for the Sun City West Boomers Club; a founding member
and first secretary of the Zymurgy Club; and current treasurer of the Music Club. I have served since 2014
as the secretary-treasurer of the Civil War Roundtable of the Sun Cities.
My work life started as an English teacher and eventually began a career as a technical writer for several
major technology companies. For 12 years, I have worked as a Realtor and property manager with several
local and national brokerages, I am a past chair of the West Maricopa Association of Realtors, Government
Affairs Committee and served on many Arizona Associations of Realtors committees. The priority of both
associations is to protect private property rights.
I know that it is important to maintain a top-rated community to keep property values up and have
amenities that will attract new residents for years to come. I believe my business association and
community experiences will contribute to the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board.
As a 14-year resident of Sun City West and a member of various clubs and activities, I am invested in
protecting our desirable lifestyle and solid property values in the community.
The specific reasons I want to serve in the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board are to
continue to work on ways to improve communications about issues that now or in the future will impact
all homeowners. The decisions being made today will affect the financial value of our property and have
an impact on our community’s healthy viability.
I hope to work on a more means of effective notification and enforcement of our Homeowner
Covenants, Restrictions and Conditions that were recently assumed by the Recreation Centers of Sun City
West. In addition, as we age in place the ability to remain mobile and active is always at the fore front.
I would like to begin a dialog with the community regarding their needs and wishes for future
transportation. As a volunteer, I continue to be a successful fundraiser and aggressive advocate for
providing community resources that, in meaningful and productive ways, help our seniors and veterans.
Working with groups as diverse as Our Neighborhood Network, Arizona Human Trafficking Council,
Alliance of Non Profits, and the Governor’s Council on Aging, I understand the value of focused strategic
planning and responsible budgets.
My strength is as an implementer – someone who can make community plans and budgets work in a
practical manner. Currently, I serve on the board for Northwest Valley Connect as the Advocacy Chair
where our volunteers in the Northwest Valley have provided more than 16,000 rides for seniors, including
those with disabilities and veterans.
In working with the Arizona legislature for the past eight years, I have the insight into how to help our
community. In my professional life I spent more than 20 years with AT&T in marketing, education and
human resources. I have also been an educator and department chair for numerous schools and colleges,
specifically focusing on business and community leadership and establishing the first charter school in
Oregon. With my diverse background and broad volunteerism, I would bring my management experience
and expertise in how to develop plans, finance them, and more importantly, make them happen.