I moved into the Mesquite Ranch neighborhood in April of 2010 with my wife Lisa and our two boys. I work on the corporate side of the restaurant business and my wife works for the City of Tucson. After attending a few board meetings and determining that the HOA was in fact not evil, and actually a great group of people, I decided to get involved and help in any way I could! I have made this community my home and the place where I raise my boys; I want to help make sure that it stays beautiful and family-friendly for everyone, current and future residents.
We moved into Mesquite Ranch March 2004 and have enjoyed the amenities since then. I would like to be on the board in order to continue to make Mesquite Ranch the best neighborhood to live in.
My name is Mike Sunday. My wife, daughter and I moved to Mesquite Ranch in 2004. With plans to expand the family, Mesquite Ranch seemed to be a great place to raise our children. Now, 9 years later our family of five is enjoying the neighborhood and the quiet and comfortable atmosphere it provides. I decided to join the homeowners association to better understand its functions and benefits that it provides to our community. I plan to continue to help keep Mesquite Ranch a great place to live as a resident and active board member.
Mike, his wife Natalie, and their three boys (now four boys in 2013) moved into Mesquite Ranch in March 2011 because of the wonderful neighborhood and excellent schools. Prior to purchasing a home they rented in the Rita Ranch area for a year and a half to get to know the area and what they really wanted in a house and a neighborhood. The well-kept homes, community pools and green grass were a major reason for their choosing Mesquite Ranch. In 2010 they came to Tucson for Michael to start working as an engineer at Raytheon. Prior to that Mike and Natalie finished degrees at BYU in Mechanical Engineering and English, respectively, and then Michael completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a member of the Board of Directors, Mike looks forward to serving the community by keeping it the best neighborhood in Southeast Tucson.
Larry Smith and his wife Marilyn bought their home in Mesquite Ranch ten years ago. He is a retired firefighter and currently works for the Vail School District. He is in his third term on the board and served as the HOA board president in 2012.
I have lived in Mesquite Ranch since 2004 when my house was built. This was my first new home and I was impressed with the neighborhood. I am a 66 year old widow, mother of 2 and grandmother of 4. I have lived in Tucson since 1959.
I was a business owner of an irrigation company for 20 years. Before that I was a full time mother after I took off time from 7 years at the Motor Vehicle Division. I have an associates degree in Accounting from Pima Community College where I graduated in 1997. I have been a volunteer in PTA, served for 13 years in Girl Scouts, coached baseball & soccer, served as League Secretary for swimming league, held all positions on the Board of the Tucson Corvette Club and served on the Board of The Blake Foundation for 10 years to name a few. I also am a member in the Elk’s Eastside Lodge and served on the House Committee and helped at Bingo. I am currently working as Office Manager for Southwest Greens of Tucson, a landscaping company, beginning in 2012.
I wanted to see how the HOA worked and wanted to help keep Mesquite Ranch beautiful.
Shirley and her husband have lived in Mesquite Ranch since 2003 and moved here from Micco Florida. She has been involved in a number of homeowners’ association boards where she held office as president, secretary and treasurer. She has a college degree through Indiana University and St. Mary’s College.
Committee Liaison: Mike Cherry
The Communication Committee is responsible for creating and distributing the community newsletter and maintaining this website. Typically the newsletter is generated quarterly. With the launching of our new website, the newsletter will be available electronically. We will continue to mail paper copies to those who opt in. Please send an email to Cathy Meek to either opt in or receive email notification when a newsletter is posted.
Committee Liaison: Dennis Davila
The Compliance Committee’s role is to affect compliance to the CC&Rs that govern the Mesquite Ranch neighborhood. This is accomplished by first educating Homeowners about the CC&Rs and what everyone’s responsibilities are. In some cases fines must be levied against a homeowner who refuses to comply with the CC&Rs, in this situation the compliance committee works closely with the manager to determine if anything else can be done prior to assessing the fine. The compliance committee also works with the manager to determine if there are neighborhood-wide issues that are causing noncompliance and helps determine what steps can be taken to correct these issues.
Design Review Committee
Committee Liaison: Michael Meyer
The Design Review Committee is comprised of homeowner volunteers. They are responsible for meeting monthly to approve submitted requests for changes to properties within the community (see the Design Guidelines in the Resources and Forms page of this site). The deadline for submitting requests is the 15th of each month, and a decision will be provided to the property manager by the 1st business day of the next month.
Committee Liaison: Mike Sunday
The finance committee is responsible for overseeing the budget and expenditures of the Homeowners Association. The Treasurer, Mike Sunday, as chair of the finance committee, works closely with the property manager (Cathy Meek from ADAM, LLC) to generate an annual budget and track the expenses for the community. A monthly finance report is provided to the board and included in the meeting minutes.
Committee Liaison: Nancy Olney
The Landscape Committee oversees the landscaping of community common areas. They work closely with the property manager who interacts with our landscaping company, Complete Landscaping.
Committee Liaison: Mike Sunday
The Pool Committee checks on the pool weekly to verify that the pool is functioning properly and helps the property manager determine if any repair or replacement opportunities exist. Vandalism is a major concern in and around the pool areas, so this committee also checks for vandalism and works with association management to help alleviate this issue as much as possible. During the summer months the pool usage increase dramatically, so the the pool committee also works with management to ensure that service levels are adequate to allow for maximum usage with minimal downtime.
Committee Liaison: Larry Smith
The Social Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating social and recreational activities for the HOA. They work with the Mesquite Ranch Neighborhood Association (MRNA) on neighborhood social functions and are also responsible for the annual Holiday home decorating contest.