Chandler’s HOA Academy Returns in April
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If you live in an HOA community and want to learn more about how an HOA operates, now’s your chance. The city of Chandler’s HOA Academy is back for a spring series during the month of April. The city’s HOA Academy is taught by Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C., and educates residents and homeowner association board members about the various tools, resources and recent legislation that impacts their neighborhood.

Mark your calendar for the following Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: April 10, April 17, and April 24. The first two sessions will be held at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 S. Chicago St. The final session will be held virtually and consist of a question-and-answer session featuring a variety of hot topics. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions to be addressed by experts in the legal field.

For questions about the spring HOA Academy, call the Neighborhood Programs Office at 480-782-4363.Residents may register online for the free series at

New Tempe City Attorney Announced
Tempe City Council appointed Eric C. Anderson as its new city attorney at its March 21 regular council meeting.

Anderson has 29 years of legal experience, 16 of those in municipal law with the cities of Scottsdale and Chandler. His areas of expertise include real estate, planning and zoning, capital projects, water, and wastewater, purchasing, utilities and more.

“We are pleased to welcome Eric Anderson as the city attorney. His nearly 30 years of legal experience will provide valuable insight and legal advice to our community,” says City Manager Rosa Inchausti.

Anderson attended law school at Arizona State University. He is married with three adult children.

“Tempe is an innovative city with big ideas. I am eager to begin representing the community,” he says.

Tempe’s Call for Heroes: 41st Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards Nominations Now Open
Tempe Community Council (TCC) has opened the nomination period for the 41st annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards. Echoing the city’s rich tradition of altruism, these awards seek to honor those who have dedicated themselves to humanitarian causes Tempe.

Named in homage to Tempe’s founder, Charles Trumbull Hayden — affectionately known as “Don Carlos” to early Hispanic settlers — the awards highlight the enduring impact of his benevolent legacy. The recipients of the Don Carlos Humanitarian Award are celebrated for embodying Hayden’s deep-rooted values of service and compassion.
Tempe’s highest honor of humanitarian recognition will be presented to remarkable individuals who have not only followed in Hayden’s footsteps but have also carved their own paths of service, making substantial contributions to the welfare of the city’s populace.

The TCC welcomes nominations for a diverse array of community contributors — from the tireless volunteer and the passionate activist to the generous philanthropist and the visionary community leader. Nominations are being accepted now through June 10. The upcoming awards ceremony this fall will acknowledge and celebrate the spirit of human kindness exemplified by this year’s honorees.

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Chandler Firefighters Seek Volunteers to Install Smoke Alarms and Promote Fire Prevention and Safety
On Saturday, April 6, Chandler firefighters will join with volunteers from the community to walk door to door through Chandler neighborhoods near Arizona Avenue and Ray Road to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them, as well as provide educational information on fire safety to residents. The Community Smoke Alarm Program is a team building opportunity for volunteers from local businesses and organizations.

The program is a collaborative effort between the Chandler Fire Department, the Arizona Burn Foundation, American Red Cross, and several other East Valley fire departments. Select neighborhoods in Chandler, Tempe, and Mesa have been notified that they will be visited by teams of three people who will offer to install free smoke alarms.

Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No experience is necessary, and all training, tools and materials will be provided that day. Both installers and record keepers are needed.

Select the Chandler event on April 6 and sign up. Once you have registered, the event details will be sent to you, including the location to meet that morning and what you can expect.

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