Residents are encouraged to volunteer to serve their community. There are four (4) volunteer committees that support the Board of Directors. They are:
- Community Planning and Development (CPDC)
- Economic Development (EDC)
- Fiscal and Resource Management (FaRM)
- Utilities Panel
Committee meetings are open to the public.
Community Planning and Development Committee - Mike Spinelli, Chair
This Committee’s primary role is to provide advice and support to ACC staff and the Board regarding the final design and implementation of the Board-approved priority master plan projects, and to participate in community outreach activities in support of these projects.
Their secondary focus includes:
- Periodic review and recommendations to master plan when requested by the Board;
- Researching and monitoring longer term project opportunities and funding sources, as requested by the Committee or Board and authorized by the Board;
- Monitoring and reporting on regional planning and development activities that may impact Anthem; and
- Reviewing and commenting on new policies relating to the development and enhancement of Council amenities.
ACC staff liaison: Neal Shearer, COO
Economic Development Committee - Justin Simons, Chair
This Committee studies and recommends policies relating to promotion of economic development in Anthem in order to promote Anthem as the “hub of the north Valley,” and a place to “live, work and play” in order to facilitate enhanced property values and promote a positive image of the community. Members have expertise in the areas of business development, real estate, public relations and economic development.
The specific scope of work includes:
- Supporting ACC Board and staff efforts to evaluate, define, plan for, and implement Board-approved economic strategies that are designed to aid in retaining business and creating an environment conducive to new business and development in Anthem that might not naturally occur on its own. This includes working cooperatively with staff, City of Phoenix, and Maricopa County to identify and reach out to businesses that would enhance the existing complement of businesses in Anthem, create jobs, provide entertainment options and services to Anthem residents and visitors, and generally enhance the economic viability of the community.
View the Anthem Community Profile.
The Committee meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Anthem Civic Building.
ACC staff liaison: Kristi Northcutt, Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Fiscal and Resource Management Committee - Richard Yennerell, Chair
This Committee’s mission is to make policy recommendations to the ACC Board on financial issues and relevant internal and external controls that will provide financial benefit to the greater good of the Anthem community. FaRM members should have experience and expertise in management, accounting, finance, investments and/or insurance.
The specific scope of work for FaRM includes:
- Studying and recommending policies relating to financial principles, plans, and courses of action that provide for mission accomplishment and organizational financial well-being;
- Reviewing the annual budget as presented by the ACC CEO and make its recommendations to the ACC Board; and
- Making recommendations with regard to the level and terms of indebtedness, cash management, investment policy, risk management, financial monitoring and reports, signatory authority for expenditures and other policies that the committee determines are advisable for effective financial and resource management.
Committee Charter (Part 5, Section 1)
ACC staff liaison: Doug Greenstein, Community Finance Officer
Utilities Panel - Roger Willis, Chair
The Utilities Panel is an independent group of volunteer residents operating under the overall direction of the ACC Board of Directors. The scope of the Utilities Panel activities includes the public utilities serving the Anthem community – water, wastewater, electric and natural gas.
The objectives of the Utilities Panel are the following:
- Work closely with Council CEO and staff to proactively study, recommend and (upon approval by the Board) implement positions, policies, and actions deemed necessary to ensure and/or improve the quality, availability, and cost of public utilities for the residents and property owners of Anthem;
- To the extent practical, identify and develop staff and/or resident(s) with appropriate capabilities to assume a lead role in representing the Anthem community in public utility-related legislative matters and regulatory proceedings;
- Support/encourage water and energy conservation programs in the Anthem community; and
- Establish relationships and conduct periodic meetings with public utility providers serving Anthem (EPCOR, Arizona Public Service, Southwest Gas, City of Phoenix); regulatory agencies (RUCO, AzCC); elected representatives, public officials and candidates for public offices; and
- Address key public utility issues proactively (where appropriate, jointly with public officials, legislators, other utility customers and/or utility companies).
Utilities Panel Charter (Part 5, Section 3)
The ACC will announce opportunities to become in involved in these Board-appointed Committees as spaces become available. For more information, contact Community Executive Officer Jenna Kohl at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-742-4560 or visit the Volunteer page.