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2015 Large-Scale Managers Workshop

The workshop will begin with registration on Wednesday and conclude Saturday evening. The workshop will include visiting unique communities, motivating education sessions, locally flavored events and dining experiences, and of course, there will be plenty of opportunity to network, renew old acquaintances and make new friends.

Large-Scale managers will gather to share their best ideas and practices, garner new information at specialized educational sessions and hands on tours at three diverse communities. Tours will showcase community best practices, as well as the scenic beauty of the Sonoran desert..

Participants are encouraged to arrive on Tuesday, September 22nd, as there will be a golf event on Wednesday. We also recommend setting aside time for shopping and browsing the abundant art-galleries of old-town Scottsdale. Participants should plan to remain until Sunday, September 27th to take advantage of activities and events planned through Saturday evening.

Host Communities:


Community Overview
Arizona's premier age privileged community, Leisure World Arizona is located in beautiful Mesa, Arizona. We are just a short drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The community has 2,664 manors on just under 1,000 acres with 26 miles of private streets and 17 lakes. There are three secured entrances into the property and 24 hour a day roving patrol to keep Leisure World safe and give our residents peace of mind. We have three recreation centers with two pools, a lap pool, two hot tubs (one holds about 30 if we don't sit on each other's laps). There is a woodshop, lapidary shop, library, billiards room, arts and crafts building with pottery and kilns, 10,000 square foot fitness center, shuffleboard courts, sports court, wellness center, computer lab, Theater, Lawn Bowling Court, 12 Tennis Courts, 8 Pickleball courts, and even a café. We sport two spectacular 18-hole golf courses with many fountains and lakes that are home to many species of birds and wildlife,

When you visit Leisure World Arizona, an age privileged community, you will see a community that is over 42 years old but has been well-maintained. With over 12 million dollars in added and upgraded amenities over the past 12 years you won't believe how this community looks so young. You will have access to our department managers to answer all of your questions as you tour the property.

Water has always been an issue on the desert, and Leisure World began thinking of the issue long before it grew to the magnitude that it is today. When the community was developed, a series of lakes/ponds were integrated into the design, and you will be able to see how we conserve water by using the water aesthetically, with the end-use being irrigation.

We will feature education that will teach you about our outreach program enabling residents to age in place, and then providing assistance with placement when the resident can no longer live at home. Other speakers will address emergency dispensing of medication in the event of an infectious disease declared emergency; and our 501C3 Foundation and the role it plays in developing a culture of contribution that has netted over $3M in contributions over the past decade.


Community Overview
It's no accident Eastmark's street and park names are inspired by explorers, inventors and visionaries. Chances are … you'll find this kind of thinking right up your alley. With 30-years of place-making experience under its belt, DMB has figured out the best blueprints to a great lifestyle: put "community" front and center. At Eastmark, residents create the excitement and, like the pioneers of a new town, will guide its growth.

Eastmark encompasses 3,200 buildable acres within its five-square mile boundary. When competed, this will include 15,000 residential units, including both traditional and age-qualified neighborhoods. Residents enjoy recreational amenities that include the "Mark" community and welcome center, splash pad, lake and stream, event pavilion, "The Orange Monster" (a massive play structure), and neighborhood parks. Schools on property include BASIS Mesa—a nationally-ranked charter school currently serving grades 4 through 11, and Sequoia Pathfinder Academy—a premier STEM-based curriculum for grades K through 6.

On the horizon, 20 million square feet of commercial space, and 6,000 hotel rooms, Eastmark's "HUB" makes professional ambitions possible. Big-time, multinational companies (think Apple) and small, creative start-ups share this community with Eastmark's residents. Entrepreneurial thinkers are brimming with new ideas that will play out at Eastmark. Boeing and Intel are among the neighboring companies that set the pace. The conditions are ripe for innovation. As the market evolves, Eastmark provides ample space and an ideal location to accommodate growth and new ideas. Self-starters and visionaries alike can build their "headquarters" at home, and stay connected to the world outside.

Your visit to Eastmark will include a community-wide bus tour featuring a stop at "Encore" and ending at the 'Mark." We will then stroll through the "Great Park" before settling in at the "Mark" for light refreshments and a community PowerPoint presentation by the community's developer covering the Eastmark's vision, governance framework, community life resident engagement. There will be plenty of time to kick tires and visit with the Eastmark team to look at their landscape and maintenance, covenants compliance, design review and communications operations.


Community Overview
Anthem is a master planned community located at the foot of Daisy Mountain, approximately five miles north of Carefree Highway off Interstate 17 in Maricopa County, Arizona. Anthem is a family-oriented community offering life in abundance for people of all ages and interests. It is a place to live, play, work, and do business. Anthem is a master-planned community that provides all the amenities, services, and conveniences of a big city, yet offers the serenity and charm of a small town.

The Anthem Community Council, Inc. ("ACC") serves as a unifying entity for the Anthem development that consists of Anthem Parkside and Anthem Country Club communities, as well as commercial and retail stakeholders. The ACC owns and maintains the community's property and improvements; and is also empowered to maintain and operate property it does not own, provide community services benefiting all or portions of Anthem and the surrounding community, promote compliance with community regulations through education and communication programs, and to engage in any other activity authorized or permitted by its governing documents.

Your visit to Anthem will include a community-wide bus tour featuring a stop at the community's 63-acre community park, and ending at its 40,000 sq. ft. community center, with time to explore its water park, 8-lane lap pool and diving well. There will be plenty of time to kick tires and visit with the Anthem team to learn about the community's operations.

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