HOA Academy

Registration is currently full for the Spring Session.  Please check back later for information on the Fall Session.

Register today for Glendale's FREE Spring HOA Training!

Learn how to manage and lead an HOA in these free training series offered in Fall and Spring by the City of Glendale Community Services Department in partnership with Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C.

Important Information!

  • *Registration is required. Limited seating available!
  • The class series is FREE for Glendale Residents ($20 non-resident)
  • Location: Glendale Adult Center (5970 W Brown St. Glendale AZ 85302)
  • For more information call 623-930-2663


Class 1: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:30-7 p.m.

Community Association Dispute Resolution 101

Does your board or do your owners know how to effectively negotiate when a dispute arises in your association? This class will give board members and owners effective tools to negotiate disputes! If negotiation efforts fail, what other legal remedies do owners and associations have to help resolve disputes? This class will define and show how to effectively use mediation, arbitration, administrative law proceedings and litigation to resolve disputes in your association.

Class 2: Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:30-7 p.m.

Federal Laws for Community Associations

Do you understand the terms “reasonable modification” and “reasonable accommodation”? The board of directors should! This class will provide you with a clear understanding of the association’s requirements with regard to the Federal Fair Housing Act and other federal laws. Additionally, we will cover the importance of reviewing governing documents for possible amendments needed to ensure that the association is in compliance with state and federal laws.

Class 3: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30-7 p.m.

Board of Director’s Code of Conduct/Boards Roles & Responsibilities

An association board of director’s Code of Conduct explains the expectations of board members with regard to ethical rules and procedures, standards of behavior and professional conduct while they serve as a director for their association. This class will discuss two types of codes of conduct for the board of directors and show attendees how to establish a code of conduct. Examples of principles and guidelines within a code of conduct will also be included. Participants will also learn what boards should do to assure that the association’s business is conducted in an efficient and professional manner. The legal duties of the board of directors including roles and responsibilities, fiduciary duty will be covered. We will also discuss training basics and mentoring of the new board member.

Class 4: Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:30-7 p.m.

Levying and Collecting Fines in a Community Association with Secrets to Effective Collection of Delinquent Assessments

This class will offer a discussion of proactive approaches for collection of delinquent assessments which may mean fewer homeowners in arrears and the association in a stronger financial position. We will look at 5 secrets to collecting assessments and discuss using the association’s available legal remedies as the most successful tools for the association to collect delinquencies. This class will also discuss the minimum requirements in order to validly assess monetary penalties (aka fines), legally proper methods to collect fines from owners and alternative options to pursue enforcement of violations (e.g. suspending voting rights; suspending rights to use common areas/facilities; exercising self-help; ADRE complaints; injunctive relief lawsuits, etc.).  A fine schedule will be provided to each attendee for free.

For more information, please contact communityengagement@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-2663.  Thank you!