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Disc golfers prepare for the Maricopa Open. Photos by Kyle Norby

More than 230 disc golf players from all over Arizona and around the country gathered in Maricopa for the annual Maricopa Open. The two-day tournament used the courses at Copper Sky Regional Park and Maricopa Meadows. The winner, taking home $1,270 was Adam Hammes of Wisconsin. He shot 32 under par. In second ($750) was Clint Calvin of California. In third was Cameron Messerschmidt, Nevada, who won $540.

The top Arizona finisher was Tucson’s Nick Newton, who won $350 by finishing fifth.

Maricopa players fared well in the master’s competitions. Jav Kowalski shot 12 under par to win the Pro Masters 50+ and $590. Sam Russ was fourth in the Pro Masters 40+ to win $190.

The tournament included professional and amateur players.

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Pathway junior Jose Miguel goes up against Imagine-Coolidge in a home victory. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

The Sequoia Pathway varsity boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to four games last week and have an overall record of 10-5. The Pumas have outscored their opponents 1,025-793. Through eight games, junior Jose Miguel was averaging 26.5 points per game.

They are in third place in Region 4 of Division 3 in Canyon Athletic Association play, just behind Maricopa rival Heritage, which is 7-3. The region leader is San Tan, which has defeated both Heritage and Pathway. The Pumas travel to San Tan Wednesday for a rematch.

Heritage, meanwhile, has scored 100 points or more in four games this season. They have outscored their opponents 946-856. Sophomore Josh Deakyne is averaging 25.7 points per game, and Logan Porter 24.2.

Pathway and Heritage next play each other Feb. 6.

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When it’s time to sell or invest in a home, Maricopans have a unique opportunity to benefit from using a local agent who is so committed to selling a home that he’s willing to pay out of his own pocket for improvements.

Dayv Morgan of HomeSmart Success offers to cover the costs of renovating and updating a home before putting it on the market, in order to increase its value and marketability.

All homes experience wear-and-tear over the years, and Dayv counters that by installing new carpet, fresh paint and even full kitchen remodels when necessary. The selling price can then be increased to cover, and usually exceed, the cost of the improvements.

“Move-in ready homes sell much faster and for a significantly higher amount,” he commented. “When a buyer walks into a home that looks and feels like it was just built, because it has new paint, flooring, and appliances, they will pay a premium.”

Dayv, who sells over 100 homes annually, advised that such improvements not only help the seller make more money but also benefit the buyer as well.

“Most buyers in Maricopa don’t have the money, after they buy a house, to fix it up. They would much rather pay a slightly higher price and finance the upgrades through the mortgage. If they paid $10,000 for improvements and put it on a credit card they would end up paying 14% to 18% interest. If that $10,000 is instead done by the seller and included in the price of mortgage, now they’re only paying 4% or 5%.”

The program Dayv developed allows a seller to access his pool of preferred contractors, with whom he has negotiated reduced fees, or sellers can use their own referrals to make the repairs.

Regardless of who completes the work, he pays up front for the improvements and is reimbursed from the proceeds of the sale, without charging any interest to the seller.

The idea came to him after seeing companies like Open Door and HomeVestors “low-ball” sellers to buy their home as-is, and then after making a few cosmetic improvements they would list the home on the MLS and resell it for a profit. He was surprised to see how much equity owners were giving away by selling their home direct to an investor. As a listing agent he created a process that allows sellers to “flip their own house” and keep the profit themselves.

“It doesn’t cost the owners anything out of pocket, and it increases their return,” Dayv noted. “It’s a win-win for everyone involved — the buyer, the seller, myself as the Realtor, and even the city of Maricopa as it helps the neighborhood values to increase.”

A 14-year resident of Maricopa, Dayv Morgan lives in the Palo Brea subdivision with his wife and four sons.

480-251-4231
dayvmorgan@gmail.com

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Mackenzie Ford (submitted)

Maricopa High School graduate Mackenzie Ford was among 18% of Dixie State University students named to the fall honor rolls.

The university in St. George, Utah, had 1,978 students named to either the President’s List or the Dean’s List.

There were 816 students on the President’s List and 1,162 on the Dean’s List. Inclusion indicates students’ strong commitment to their academic pursuits, as they must achieve a semester GPA of 3.9 or higher to be included on the President’s List and a GPA of 3.5 to 3.89 for the Dean’s List. Both lists require students to complete a minimum of 15 credits.

Ford is a freshman on the Dean’s List.

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The least expensive home sold in Maricopa Nov. 15-Dec. 15 was a one-story, three-bedroom home in Desert Cedars. It previously served as a rental property on Cypress Lane. On the market for two months, it sold for its asking price.

  1. 43973 W. Cypress Lane, Desert Cedars

Sold: Nov. 27
Purchase price: $180,000
Square footage: 1,455
Price per square foot: $123.71
Days on market: 58
Builder: Lennar
Year built: 2005
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Community: Desert Cedars
Features: New carpet, covered patio, eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, near Copper Sky
Listing Agent: Jill Comfort, Comfort Realty
Selling Agent: Brandy Karczewski, United Brokers Group

  1. 42442 W. Mira St., Santa Rosa Springs ……………………… $181,000
  2. 42332 W. Michaels Drive, Rancho El Dorado …………….. $184,800
  3. 43735 W. Carey Drive, Rancho El Dorado …………………. $185,000
  4. 42332 W. Colby Drive, Rancho El Dorado …………………. $186,000

This item appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.

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Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWRS), today announced it has commenced an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock.

The company anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering to fund acquisitions and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

All shares are being offered by the company. In addition, the company expects to grant the underwriter for the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares of common stock offered in the offering at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole manager for the offering.

The offering will be made pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 that was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Aug. 22, 2017. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Roth Capital Partners, 888 San Clemente Drive, Suite 400, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (800) 678-9147. The final terms of the offering will be disclosed in a final prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC.

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The Maricopa Unified School District has officially begun their recruitment efforts for the upcoming school year.

The district is asking for support from the community and encouraging all internal and external stakeholders to share the news with family, friends and professional acquaintances.

As part of this effort, the district will be hosting a Job Fair on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the district’s Administrative Office Building, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway in Maricopa from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Administrators and supervisors will be present to discuss opportunities and also to conduct interviews for our projected openings.

Interested candidates should access the District’s online application at https://musd20.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx and complete the appropriate application prior to the Job Fair.

For more information about career opportunities with the Maricopa Unified School District please call 520-568-5100 or visit the District’s website at www.maricopausd.org.

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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a Maricopa man was picked up near St. Louis Jan. 10 with one of the biggest fentanyl  hauls in the district.

Daniel Cervantes Felix, 18, was charged in a criminal complaint for his involvement in the possession with the intent to distribute 10 kilograms of fentanyl. The charge is the result of a joint investigation between the St. Louis County Police Department’s Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 10 St. Louis County police officers pulled over a GMC Sierra vehicle being driven by Felix after he allegedly violated various traffic laws near Eureka.  Felix granted consent to search his vehicle. The report says officers discovered multiple kilo size bricks totaling 10 kilograms of fentanyl.

“The allegations in this case involve the second-largest seizure of fentanyl in this district,” U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen said in a statement. “This amounts to millions of doses of fentanyl – enough to destroy or end the lives of hundreds of thousands of Missourians. This conduct simply will not be tolerated by law enforcement.  We are grateful to the St. Louis County police and DEA agents involved in this on-going investigation.  Their seizure of this poison has saved many, many lives.”

Felix has been charged with one count of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.  He faces a statutory mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison if convicted.  He is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 

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By Chris J. Scoggin, CPA
Partner, Chaston Taxes and Accounting

Individuals
Well, the good news is there were no MAJOR changes in tax year 2019. However, the changes from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) that went into effect in tax year 2018 are still causing some confusion with our clients. So just to refresh:

In 2018, the standard deduction was doubled, so most taxpayers now do not need to itemize deductions.

• If you itemize, you can only deduct up to $10,000 of state, local and property taxes.
• The personal exemption was eliminated.
• The Child Tax Credit was doubled to $2,000 per child for ages 16 and under, and $500 for older children and certain other dependents.
Most of these deductions and credits are inflation-adjusted so some of the new tax year 2019 deduction amounts are:
• The standard deduction has increased from $12,000 to $12,200 for Single taxpayers and from $24,000 to $24,400 for married filing jointly.
• For Traditional (tax deductible) and Roth IRA contributions, you can contribute up to $6,000, and if you are 50 or older, the contribution limit is $7,000. These contribution limits may be reduced for higher incomes if you have a retirement plan offered through your employer.

Finally, with the historically low tax rates passed with the TCJA, it is our opinion this MAY provide an opportunity for some taxpayers to accelerate income that will eventually be taxable and pay the tax at this year’s (2019 or 2020) reduced rates, before the rates are likely increased at some point in the future. This strategy can be complicated and should be discussed with your CPA and Financial Planner before implementing.

Business
The Business tax questions we have been asked more than any other are what is QBI, and what is a Specified Service Trade or Business (SSTB). QBI or Qualified Business Income is income generated by a qualified small business that has gross receipts of $25 million or less. QBI allows you to exclude 20% of this income from taxation. This is a huge tax break but it comes with a lot of asterisks!

The first asterisk is this deduction phases out once qualified business income reaches $321,400 (2019) and is totally eliminated when QBI exceeds $421,400. There are some very effective planning opportunities if you feel your business income is at or just over these limits. Feel free to give Chaston Taxes and Accounting a call or talk to your accountant for advice.

Lastly, the most asked question is “What is a Specified Service Trade or Business (SSTB)?”

The QBI Deduction is not allowed for SSTBs. As a broad generalization, this is a business where the principal asset (and revenue generator) is the reputation, skill or effort of the owner(s).

For example, as a CPA and Partner in Chaston Taxes and Accounting, I do not qualify for the QBI deduction. However, if possible, we will ensure you get every deduction allowed under this year’s regulations!

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Marilyn Jean King. (Submitted photo)
Marilyn Jean King. (Submitted photo)

Today we mourn the loss of a deeply loved mother, sister, wife and grandmother.

Marilyn Jean King of Maricopa passed away peacefully Dec.21, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born July 6, 1938, in Longmont, Colorado. She is survived by her children Mark Wallner, Karen Gleason, Todd Wallner and Terri Prieto, 16 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

She loved her family, playing Dominos, and old Western movies. She was also a very gifted bowler. She lived a long, full and most of all happy life. She will truly be missed.


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Maricopa High School girls’ soccer improved its overall record to 6-1-1 with two wins this week.

The Rams defeated Sunnyside (0-7) by a score of 5-0 Tuesday at home. McKinley Hacker scored two goals and had an assist. Jezelle Magallanes, Lexy Rowe and Jessica Taylor each scored a goal, and Anna Kramarczyk had two assists. In net, Taylor and Alyssa Etzel each had a save. Taylor has not allowed a goal this season.

At Paradise Valley (1-3), Maricopa won again 5-0. Saneya Cowing, Ashley Macedo, Rori Gosiak, Madison Tyler and Magallanes each scored a goal. Hacker had two assists. So far this season, Hacker leads 5A San Tan in goals (11) and points (27). Across the 5A conference, she is second in both categories. Rowe leads in assists.

The Rams play at Willow Canyon Tuesday.

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Logen Thomas (22) and Asher Miller (23) eye the ball in a loss to Sunnyside. Photos by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa High School’s boys’ soccer team was shut out through two games this week, losing to Sunnyside (13-1) and Paradise Valley (4-2-1) by identical scores of 5-0. Midway through the season, the Rams are 3-5 overall, 2-3 in the 5A conference and 1-0 in the San Tan Region. They next play Jan. 14 at Willow Canyon.

Algernon (Sergio-Ariel Barrera) and Cecily (Ashley Lynn) have a ridiculous romance in "The Importance of Being Earnest." Photos by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa Community Theatre is again staging “The Importance of Being Earnest,” with performances continuing Friday and Saturday at Leading Edge Academy. The Oscar Wilde comedy stars Mario Bandin, Sergio-Ariel Barrera, Brittany Randolph, Ashley Lynn, Carrie Vargas, Marijke Cuffe, Robert Cuffe and Alex Hurley. The show is directed by Christopher Goodrum.

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Shakira Gillespie helps Maricopa run over Campo Verde. Photos by Raquel Hendrickson

With back-to-back wins this week, the Maricopa High School varsity girls’ basketball team improved their record to 11-7 overall. The Rams are 8-2 in the 5A conference and 1-1 in San Tan Region play.

The girls defeated Campo Verde 57-18 in a home blowout. Brooke Smith led the scoring with 16 points, including three 3-pointers. Evone Santiago hit four 3-points for 12 points to with four rebounds and two steals. Tayler Riley-Coleman had seven rebounds, nine points and four steals and blocked a shot. Shakira Gillespie had six steals, eight points and four rebounds.

Maricopa downed Notre Dame Prep at home, 40-27. Gillespie was top scorer with 15 points, top rebounder with 10 and had six steals. Katherine Gores had 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Santiago has six steals, six rebounds and three points. Riley-Coleman blocked three shots and added five points.

This week, the Rams moved up one slot in the state rankings to 15th in 5A. After competing in a holiday tournament in Chula Vista, California, the Rams had a sloppy return Saturday, losing to Williams Field (7-6) at home, 54-47. Their next competition is a home game against Higley (4-12) Jan. 17.

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Homestead home construction

By Brian Petersheim

In 2019, the city of Maricopa real estate market finally came to a stable point. For the past 10 years we have been seeing nearly double-digit growth year after year with an average increase of 9.2% per year. Historically, a “normal” real estate market, with the ebbs and flows, has generally appreciated 4% per year, according to experts.

This year’s growth falls below that number. The median home price in Maricopa at the beginning of 2019 was $231,215, and at the end of 2019, the median price was $236,501, a growth of 2.3% over the year.

Of the homes sold in 2019, a large percentage sold during the summer months, when schools are out.

2018 was largely classified as a “strong seller’s advantage,” but by the beginning of 2019, we downgraded a notch to classify the Maricopa real estate market as a “slight seller’s advantage” and has remained there the remainder of the year.

There is still a high demand for homes, but with the number of brand-new homes available at great pricing, sellers of the resale properties are forced to stay competitive with pricing and may need to include closing-cost assistance and home warranties for the buyer.

As a quick reference of how much builders compete against the resale of homes in Maricopa, here are the stats:

NEW HOME Building permits
2013: 444
2014: 283
2015: 347
2016: 506
2017: 789
2018: 993
2019: 945

THESE ARE THE CLOSED HOME NUMBERS in the city of Maricopa. A total of 1,949 homes were sold through Dec. 11, 2019. One out of every four homes sold was a brand-new home. Some of the new builds are “built to order” and never appear in the “homes sold” data.

Median listing price Jan. 1            $231,215
Median listing price Dec. 11         $236,501
Average days on market                65 days

Least expensive home sold          $124,000
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,666 square feet in Rancho El Dorado, 42430 W. Oakland Drive

Most expensive home sold          $470,000
6-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 4,380 square feet in Cobblestone Farms, 22737 N. Sunset Drive

Number of bedrooms
2 bed     118 (mostly in Province)
3 bed    871
4 bed    734
5 bed    197
6+ bed  29

Garage parking
2-car      1550
3-car      388
4-car      11

Sales price range
Under $150,000                 3
$150,001-$175,000           98
$175,001-$200,000           500
$200,001-$225,000           481
$225,001-$250,000           377
$251,001-$275,000           222
$275,001-$300,000           131
$300,001-$325,000           75
$325,001-$350,000           36
$350,001-$400,000           18
$400,000+                          8

In 2019, there was a huge resurgence of builders coming “home” to Maricopa after leaving the area for a decade. With the construction of the overpass, builders Lennar and K. Hovnanian Homes have joined Richmond American in construction on the south side of the tracks.

North of the overpass, D.R. Horton has completed its building in Glennwilde only to start building a large number of homes in Tortosa and Rancho Mirage. Other builders still adding homes to the area include KB Home, Starlight, Scott Communities, LGI Homes, Meritage and Fulton Homes.

Currently in the city of Maricopa
21,140 homes constructed
1,685 improved lots (streets and utilities in)
37,243 unimproved lots (planned for homes, but unimproved)

The forecast for 2020 indicates a strong showing by the current builders, with many of the floorplans being built most frequently as single-story homes. Some of the of the newest homes offer a multi-generational floorplan, which has an extra living area, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette designed to provide space for multiple generations to live together under one roof but still retain some privacy.

Prices will continue to rise, albeit slower than the past decade. The city will continue to grow, bringing larger businesses, and, as that happens, more people will become familiar with the city of Maricopa and not confuse it with the county.

Sellers should consider interior paint/carpet if selling and should offer a “free” home warranty to the buyer to compete with the new builds.

Brian Petersheim is a local Realtor with Homesmart Success. He can be reached at 602-206-9644 or BrianPetersheim@gmail.com.

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Electric District No. 3 (ED3)
ED3online.org
Customer Service:
19756 N. John Wayne Parkway
520-424-9021
CustomerService@ED-3.org
Administration:
41630 W. Louis Johnson Drive
520-424-9021

Global Water Resources
GWResources.com
22590 N. Powers Parkway
Customer Service: 866-940-1102
After-hours Emergency: 480-898-4007
CustomerService@GWResources.com

Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement District
MaricopaDWID.org
19756 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 109
P.O. Box 209
520-568-2239
mdwid85239@hotmail.com

Thunderbird Farms Improvement District
10675 N. Brewer Road
520-568-2663
DWID@cgmailbox.com

Southwest Gas
SWGas.com
1600 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix
Gas Leak, Emergency: 9-1-1
Customer Service: 877-860-6020

Orbitel Communications
OrbitelCom.com
21116 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite B-9
Cable: 520-568-8890
Internet: 866-364-5010
Sales@OrbitelCom.com

 

 

Al Brandenburg

By Al Brandenburg

Most homes in Maricopa are just over 10 years old, and 10 years is the useful life expectancy of the original smoke detectors built into our homes. If you haven’t already replaced your smoke detectors, then it’s time to get serious about doing it now.

You might be diligent about replacing your batteries to quiet the low-battery chirping, but it is important to check the date of manufacture and date of expiration listed on the back side of the detector. If your home is more than 10 years old, the unit most likely has expired and may not sound an alarm if there is a fire even with fresh batteries.  Licensed electricians can provide new detectors and install them for you. You can also buy them and install them yourself. They are not expensive.

The easiest solution is to buy exact replacements of the smoke detectors you have now, using the same bases, wiring and connectors. (Remember to turn off the circuit breaker controlling the smoke detector first.) To disconnect the old alarm twist it, and it will drop down so the wires can be disconnected. Then plug in the new unit’s wire connector and twist it onto the base. No tools required.

Consider installing new alarms with 10-year lithium-ion batteries instead of regular alkaline batteries. Whatever way you choose to do it, do it now. It’s time.

Death from carbon monoxide poisoning can occur within minutes. You can help keep your family safe by using a carbon monoxide (CO) detector, which can alert you to the presence of this odorless, silent toxic gas.

Fuel-burning appliances such as gas stoves, gas dryers, gas water heaters and gas furnaces are generally well-designed, tested and safe to use, but over time components can age and get clogged. Should there be a clogged vent or any part of the appliance becomes faulty, hazardous levels of carbon monoxide could be released in your home.

When your CO detector is beeping:

  • DO NOT IGNORE the beeping of the alarm.
  • Open all windows to get air ventilation
  • Turn off any gas appliances
  • After the home has been ventilated, reset the carbon monoxide detectors
  • If the detectors do not sound the alarm again, to ensure your safety call a qualified technician to inspect and repair any gas problems.
  • Should the alarm sound a second time, call 911.
  • If the alarm did not go off, but the unit is chirping, replace the battery and check the expiration date inside the unit to see if the unit needs replacing.

If anyone is showing symptoms of CO poisoning:

  • Get everyone (including your pets) out of the house immediately.
  • Call 911.
  • Do not re-enter the home until emergency services has indicated it is safe to return.

CO alarms need replacing every five to seven years. You can get more advice from Maricopa Fire Department at the non-emergency phone number, 520-568-3673.


This column appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.

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Photo by Kyle Norby

The weather outlook is sunny for Maricopa’s weekend, despite today’s precipitation, but nighttime temperatures will be around freezing, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight there is a 50% chance of rain between 8 and 11 p.m. The low temperature will be around 38 degrees before morning.

Friday, however, the forecast calls for sunny skies with a high around 60. The night, also, is likely to be clear with a low around 32.

Saturday has a sunny forecast for the day with a high around 61. The overnight low will be round 33.

Sunday, the skies remain clear as the high reaches 62 during the day and the nighttime low drops to 34.

Next week warms slightly with highs in the mid to high 60s and lows in the high 30s.

 

 

In becoming a partner, Lexus has been named the “Official Vehicle of APEX Motor Club.”

APEX has 150 members. As Phase 1 on the 280-acre project on Ralston Road, which opened in April, the club completed 2.3 miles of track, available seven days a week to members and guests. Phase 2, which is to start this year, includes a second racing circuit to connect to the current circuit for four miles of racing surface. Also to come are garage condominiums, a clubhouse with restaurant, locker rooms, swimming pool and multipurpose building.

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“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the alignment between Apex and Lexus,” said Matt Williams, managing partner of APEX Motor Club. ‘The Lexus brand understands the unique opportunity that we offer enthusiasts as well as the value of incredible experiences. Their passion for performance vehicles and memories made at the track mirror ours in every way. We look forward to showcasing the Lexus products as well as continuing to work collaboratively in developing new track-based adventures for enthusiasts.”

As part of the Lexus sponsorship, APEX Motor Club will host Lexus VIPs and customers from all over the country. Lexus “RC F” and “GS F” performance vehicles will be available for use on track by members, their families and their guests. New Lexus signage already greets members and guests on the track, in the clubhouse and at the main entrance.

“Lexus and APEX Motor Club share the common goal of providing luxurious and exhilarating experiences for their guests,” said Lisa Materazzo, vice president of Lexus marketing. “Lexus has always been committed to providing a dynamic driving experience in all of its vehicles, and this great partnership will continue to allow us to demonstrate that.”

In January, Lexus and Apex will host groups of VIP bidders from Barrett-Jackson for a unique on-track driving experience prior to the “World’s Greatest Car Collector Auction.” Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale event begins Saturday.

APEX Auto Club members consist of snowbirds, racing enthusiasts, car lovers and even some who’s who in the racing world. Notable founding members include Indy Car driver and NBC Sports Racing commentator Paul Tracy, two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk and avid car collector and the CEO of the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Show,” Craig Jackson.

 

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By Dayv Morgan

2019 continued last year’s trend of increasing home sales, increasing home prices and decreasing active listings. And then there were the home starts.

June’s 112 homebuilding permits would have seemed amazing were it not for July’s whopping 148. Though a little less than last year, the year’s total of 967 is 178% more than the total in 2015. So, home construction continued to play a big part in Maricopa real estate.

The rise in prices has been steady but modest. While the median sale price of $227,000 was 7% higher than last year, well ahead of the Valley’s growth of 4%, it still trailed the Phoenix Valley median price of $248,100, a fact that keeps homebuyers interested in Maricopa.

Demand and the cost of materials and labor for new construction played roles in Maricopa’s marketplace.

People were buying homes more quickly in 2019, and the year-end active listings were lower than normal with just 346. Lower inventory is a nationwide trend likely to continue in 2020, helping average prices continue to rise.

Most of Arizona’s housing market is predicted to stay pretty hot through most of 2020. At the same, time mortgage rates are expected to stay low. So, buyers and sellers could be in for an exciting time.

 

Maricopa data

                                                                 Jan. 1, 2018      Dec. 1, 2018           Dec. 1, 2019
Median sold price                                     $190,000            $212,000                   $227,000
Average sold price                                    $204,000           $214,000                   $232,000
Ratio of original list price to sold price       97.7%                97.4%                         98%
Active Listings                                              428                   406                          346
Average days on market                              60                      66                              55

                                                                                                    2017        2018            2019
Homes sold in first 11 months                                              1,805       1,906           2,005
Single-family house building permits Jan. 1-Dec. 18               789           993            967

Dayv Morgan is a Maricopa Realtor and owner of HomeSmart Success.
480-251-4231
DayvMorgan@gmail.com


This column appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.

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Photo by Kyle Norby

With six bedrooms, it was one of the largest and was certainly the most expensive home sold in Maricopa in 2019.

A 4,380-square-foot Fulton Home at 22737 N. Sunset Drive in Cobblestone Farms was sold by its owner/agent for $470,000 in August. It had previously been on the market 11 years earlier for $359,900. The house not only went through major remodeling with lots of custom accessories but also had prime location on a cul-de-sec next to a greenbelt and overlooking a community water feature.

The home included a swimming pool, a spa and a gym. Besides the three-car garage, there was parking for up to three vehicles on its long driveway.

Built in 2005, the house was on the market two months. It sold for $10,000 under its asking price.

In the city, the house with the next-highest selling price was a four-bedroom, four-bath home in Province that went for $440,000. Province had six homes in the Top 10 most-expensive homes of the year. Two were in Cobblestone Farms, one in Rancho El Dorado and one in Homestead North. Outside the city limits, a home on Barrel Road in Hidden Valley sold for $460,000.


Photo by Kyle Norby

Least-expensive home of the year hearkens back to 1970s

The “North Maricopa” section of the Heritage District had the least expensive home sold in 2019.

Built in 1974 at 54220 W. Madison Ave., it had three bedrooms and one bathroom, no garage but covered parking and a great view of the parking lot of the former city council building. It sold for $108,000 in June, its first time on the market.

The property included the 1,040-square-foot home on a roomy 11,000-square-foot lot that was walking distance to shopping areas, the post office and the courthouse.

Of the Top 10 least-expensive homes sold in 2019, three were in Rancho El Dorado, two each in the Heritage District and Tortosa and one each in Sorrento, The Lakes and Desert Passage.


This item appears in part in the January issue of InMaricopa.

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Marlene Pearce is District 4 administrator. Submitted photo

The race to replace Anthony Smith is widening. Three candidates have now announced an intention to run for Pinal County supervisor in District 4.

Marlene Pearce, who originally intended to run for Maricopa City Council, is now seeking the nomination for supervisor. She has been the district administrator eight years.

“I have worked with Supervisor Smith since taking office in 2013, and have been instrumental in the progress we have made in providing the best in services and resources for our constituents,” she said in a statement released Thursday.

District 4 extends from Maricopa in the northwest to Saddlebrooke in the southeast. She joins Jeffrey McClure and Dan Frank. Only McClure, a Republican, has a statement of organization on file.

Pearce has the endorsement of Smith.

“There is nobody better suited to be the next County Supervisor than Marlene Pearce,” he said in a statement. “Marlene is a natural problem solver with a vast knowledge of county government and will do what it takes to see that the county reaches the next level of opportunity. Marlene Pearce gets my endorsement and I hope she will get yours.”

Had Pearce continued her campaign for city council, a nonpartisan race, one of her fellow candidates would have been incumbent Nancy Smith, Anthony Smith’s wife.

Pearce is on the executive board of United Way of Pinal County. She previously served on the Legislative Committee for the Western Pinal Association of Realtors.

Her job as district administrator was previously titled assistant to the supervisor but was changed in 2018, allowing  higher pay. In that capacity, she said, she has worked with county and municipal staffs, Arizona Department of Transportation and Bureau of Land Management “for road acquisitions and improvements across the district.”

Pearce has lived in the county 15 years.

“A key attribute that has always been important was to be accessible,” she said in the statement. “I have consistently been part of our Town Hall and Sessions with the Supervisor events. I pride myself in being the main point of contact for all our constituents’ thoughts and concerns.  The mantra for the District has always been “working to improve the quality of life for our citizens”, and I am committed to continue on that path.”

At this time, the only other county race with announced election competition is in the assessor’s office, where Michael Cruz is challenging incumbent Douglas Wolf in the Republican primary.

Renee Woodford

Renee Woodford owns Hidden Blessings Decor and Gifts.

Hometown: Chandler
Maricopan since: September 2017
Occupation: Business owner and senior financial analyst
Family: Husband of 20 years plus 5 grown children
Pets: Samson, a 100-pound labrador
Cars: Infiniti FX 35
Hobbies: Sewing, aviation
Pet peeve: Someone chewing loudly near me
Dream vacation: Entire week on the beach with nothing to do but reading a book
Like most about Maricopa: Small town friendliness!
Like least about Maricopa: 347 – need I say more?

Favorite …
Charity: Acts by Central Christian Church
Book: “Love Does” by Bob Goff
Movie: Notting Hill
Actor: Kiefer Sutherland (at the moment)
Song: In the Eye of the Storm by Ryan Severson
Musician: TobyMac
Team: Arkansas Razorbacks (I know, I know)
Athlete: Allyson Felix
Food: Ribeye Steak
Drink: Cabernet with my ribeye
Meal: Pasta!
Restaurant: Bucca di Beppo
Getaway: Oceanside, California
Website: https://hiddenblessingsdecor.com
Quote: “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Words to live by: “Just love everybody and I’ll sort them out later.” – God
Anything else we should know? I have owned my online business Hidden Blessings Decor and Gifts for five years, mostly doing home decor, and now Christian gifts as well. I have a sweet lady who does contract sewing for me, also a Maricopan! My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in December. I love Jesus. I love everything about aviation so if we are having a conversation and an airplane goes by, I apologize ahead of time but I’ll be watching it. Ha ha!


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By Brian Petersheim

So, you have decided that Maricopa is the city that you want to call home? Now what? There are many different subdivisions to choose from, with many differences. Here are a few questions to ask before making the big commitment.

  1. How important is the commute time into Phoenix/Chandler?
  2. What do I get for my money?
  3. How strict is the HOA with parking?
  4. What amenities are included?
  5. In the past, how often does the HOA raise the monthly rates?
  6. Is there still construction going on in the area?

 

Acacia Crossings
739 homes on 739 lots. Subdivision is completed
HOA: $76.47/month. HOA provisions include discounts on some Orbitel services.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, basketball courts.
Fun Fact: The HOA actually modified a walkway from the center of Acacia Crossing to be able to walk to the stores in the Bashas’ center, so residents wouldn’t have to drive or bike all the way around the subdivision to shop.

Alterra
899 Homes out of 1,005 lots. Lennar Homes is currently building in the subdivision
HOA: $62.92/month. Basic cable not included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas.
Fun Fact: The main entrance to Alterra used to consist of a large fountain/waterfall, but was changed into a large planter after the pump system had to be replaced multiple times

Cobblestone Farms
892 homes on 892 lots. Subdivision is completed.
HOA: $279.38/quarter ($92.82/month). Basic cable included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, pool, horseshoes, basketball court, lake, sports field.
Fun Fact: Cobblestone Farms has one of the quickest commute times into town based on the location and traffic in the subdivision.
Fun Fact 2: Cobblestone/Fulton built the only basement homes in Maricopa, which are approximately 4,000 square feet.

Desert Cedars
418 homes of 418 lots. Subdivision is completed.
HOA: $225/quarter. Basic cable not included in HOA.
Amenities:– Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas.
Fun Fact: Desert Cedars is the closest subdivision to Maricopa’s Copper Sky Multigenerational and Aquatic center, which means not only an easy walk to the festivities, but an up-close and personal view of the Fourth of July fireworks from your house.

Desert Passage (aka Smith Farms)
690 homes of 706 lots. KB Homes is currently building.
HOA: $99/month. Basic cable included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, pool, basketball court, sports fields, baseball/softball field.
Fun fact: Desert Passage has a pool, but many people forget about it when talking about subdivisions with pools!

Glennwilde Groves
1,775 homes on 1,948 home sites. Fulton Homes is currently building
HOA: $92.25/month. Basic cable included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, 2 heated pools, tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball/softball, stocked fishing lake.
Fun fact: Pacana Park in the center of Glennwilde Groves used to Be the city’s main gathering place for all the festivals/sporting events before the larger Copper Sky Multigenerational Complex was built.

Homestead
2,020 homes on 2,406 lots. Meritage Homes is currently building.
HOA1: DRHorton (non-gated) homes: $48.50/month. Basic cable not included in HOA.
HOA2: DRHorton (gated) $101.80/month. Basic cable not included in HOA.
HOA3: Meritage/KBHomes $67/month. Basic cable not included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, volleyball court, basketball courts, and lake subdivision.
Fun Fact: The entire subdivision of Homestead is called Homestead North, but locals and residents refer to the gated parcel as Homestead South.

Maricopa Meadows
1,560 homes on 1,626 lots. K.Hovnanian is currently building.
HOA: $219.30/quarter ($73/month). Basic cable included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, basketball court, outside workout trail, pickle ball court, Frisbee golf and lake.
Fun Fact: Maricopa Meadows is home to one of Maricopa’s two disc golf courses.

Palo Brea
156 homes on 525 lots. Richmond American Homes is currently building.
HOA: $65/month. Basic cable not included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, basketball courts and home of one of the few sand volleyball courts in Maricopa.
Fun Fact: Richmond American Homes has recently started constructing homes in Palo Brea and plans to make a walking path from the area directly to Copper Sky. Palo Brea is the only subdivision to have homes that offer an attached RV garage.

Province (Villas or Gemini homes 55+ community)
1,588 homes on 2,214 lots. Meritage Homes is currently building
HOA: $990.60/quarter. ($330.20/month) Basic cable included in HOA.
Amenities: Gated community, walking/biking/jogging paths, lakes, shuffleboard, tennis, pickle ball, indoor/outdoor pools, full workout facility, craft rooms, poker room, 50,000+sqft clubhouse, library & BBQ areas.
Fun Fact: The smaller Villa or Gemini (duplex) homes cost more per month in the HOA than the stand-alone homes because it includes a roof insurance policy since two separate units share a common roof.

Province (Single Family detached 55+ community)
1,588 homes on 2,214 lots. Meritage Homes is currently building.
HOA: $712.26/quarter ($237.42/month).      Basic cable INCLUDED in HOA.
Amenities: Gated community, walking/biking/jogging paths, lakes, shuffleboard, tennis, pickleball, indoor/outdoor pools, full workout facility, craft rooms, poker room, 50,000+sqft clubhouse, library & BBQ areas.
Fun Fact: The entire subdivision of Province is comprised of single-story homes only.

Rancho El Dorado
3,132 homes on 3,132 lots. Subdivision is completed.
HOA: $134.95/quarter. Basic cable not included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, lake, driving range, restaurant/bar (at the golf course). Maricopa’s only golf course subdivision.
Fun Fact: Rancho El Dorado was Maricopa’s first master-planned community; when the homes were built the nearest supermarket was in Chandler or Casa Grande

The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado (Rancho El Dorado Phase 3)
658 homes on 1,608 home sites. Currently no homes being built.
HOA: $67/month. Basic cable not included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, lake and water feature.
Fun Fact: It is permissible for residents to use non-motorized boats like canoes or paddle boats on the lake.

Rancho Mirage
548 homes on 2,136 home sites. LGI and DRHorton are currently building.
HOA: $91.75/month. Basic cable included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, lake with walkout pier and water feature.
Fun Fact: Of the four builders originally scheduled to build in Rancho Mirage, two never broke ground, and four more came in and started building.

Santa Rosa Springs
618 homes out of 788 home lots. Costa Verde Homes is currently constructing homes.
HOA: $73/month. Basic cable not included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas.
Fun Fact: The original builders used extra insulation for noise reduction because of the proximity of the train tracks.

Senita (Maricopa Groves)
1,375 homes on 1,375 lots built. Subdivision is completed.
HOA: $65/month. Basic cable not included in HOA
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas
Fun Fact: Senita 1 and 2 are the parcels west of the bridge over the wash while Senita 3 is the parcel east of the bridge.

Sorrento
730 homes out of 821 total lots. Starlight Homes and Scott Communities are currently building.
HOA: $75.50/month. Basic cable not included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, lake, splash pad, water feature, tennis courts.
Fun Fact: There are currently two new builders quickly putting up homes in Sorrento.

Tortosa
1,169 homes out of 2,462 total home lots. DRHorton is currently building.
HOA: $91/month. Basic cable included in HOA.
Amenities: Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, lake, water feature.
Fun Fact: There were several streets in Tortosa with partially built homes, but no builder. The builder ran out of money and went under. Some of the homes were sold unfinished, but eventually the bank came in, finished and sold the homes.

The Villages at Rancho El Dorado
1,941 homes out of 1,941 lots. Last lots are being built on now.
HOA: $258/quarter. HOA provisions provide reduced rates on all Orbitel, services (cable, Internet).
Amenities – Walking/biking/jogging paths, children’s playgrounds, BBQ areas, 2 pools, clubhouse w/kitchenette for resident use, workout facility, basketball & tennis courts.
Fun Fact: The original owners of the land where the Villages is located still live in the same house in the Villages that they lived in when the area was just farm land. If you look closely driving around Butterfield Parkway, you will see a lovely, older home behind a gate with large mature trees. The home was built in 1956.

The HOA monthly fees are the “ongoing payments” that a homeowner makes monthly or quarterly. Please keep in mind that there may be additional one time fees when buying or selling a home in an HOA community. Be sure to specifically inquire about disclosure fees, capital improvement fees, transfer fees and community enhancement fees. The disclosure fee is always paid by the seller, but any other fees are negotiable in the contract to purchase.

Brian Petersheim is a Realtor with Homesmart Success.
602-206-9644
BrianPetersheim@gmail.com

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Be Awesome presents tips for helping your teen connect and find purpose.
Priscilla Behnke

By Priscilla Behnke

2020 is here and with it exciting plans to ring in the new decade. Unfortunately, according to the Arizona Youth Survey conducted by the state, only about a quarter (24.3%) of high schoolers surveyed were excited about their future.

Continue to read through the survey results for local teens and you see a disturbing pattern. More than 38% don’t believe good things will happen to them, and just 22% believe their future will turn out well. Our next generation is lacking purpose, and it is taking a toll on their future.

At Be Awesome, we cannot claim it is rare to see and report suicidal ideation or threats on our Instagram. When we engage with youth through programming and events it doesn’t take long to realize that a subset of them are merely existing.

They do not believe they matter, and they do not believe they can make a difference. They aren’t plagued with a sense of entitlement that their predecessors, the millennials, get nailed with. This is a true sense of hopelessness and meaninglessness. It shouldn’t be a surprise when they engage in risky and harmful behaviors.

About 43% of county youth reported having consumed alcohol, another 36% used e-cigarettes and 29% used marijuana. Teen suicide rates have increased 56% since 2007. It’s heart-breaking to watch the beating hearts and souls of these youth settle for harmful highs and death. But we don’t have to just sit back and clutch our pearls. We can change this.

Here are three ways in 2020 to help develop confident, connected and successful youth.

  • Mentor. Show a child they matter by the simple act of showing up. The local school district works with Be Awesome to connect deserving youth to adult mentors who can influence their life by just being their friend. You can contact us to see if you would be good fit. Other mentorship programs have long wait list for their kids and are always looking for dedicated and consistent volunteers.
  • Talk with your kids. Parents, engage regularly with your kids. Talk to them about their day and their frustrations, as well as their victories. Even if they give you resistance with attitude or sighs, study after study shows teens reporting parents as their No. 1 influence. If you are an engaged parent, engage with their friends.
  • Support Youth Programs in Maricopa. Weather a church youth group or after-school program, your support matters. Your time and donations can make a huge difference for kids. Call one this year and ask how you can best serve.

At Be Awesome, we are resolving to make 2020 the year issues harming our kids trend down.

BeAwesomeYouth.life

Priscilla Benhke is program director for Maricopa CAASA and Be Awesome Youth Coalition.

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Maricopa Historical Society photo

A 1949 photo from atop the water tower was taken after a flood. The Maricopa dirt road heading north runs along the bed for the former Maricopa & Phoenix Railroad line that stopped running in the mid-1930s. Maricopa Market is the upper-right, white building. Today, the road is John Wayne Parkway, also known as State Route 347, also known as Maricopa Road.

Photo by Kyle Norby

This item appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.

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John Wayne in "El Dorado" (1966) Paramount Pictures
  • John Wayne was born Marion Morrison in Winterset, Iowa.
  • He grew up in Southern California and became a movie extra and then an actor after losing his scholarship to USC in the 1920s.
  • Wayne bought 4,000 acres of farmland between Maricopa and Stanfield in the late 1950s.
  • He partnered with local cotton farmer Louis Johnson, who managed Wayne’s farm. The two later merged their properties and started 26 Bar Ranch. Both now have roadways named for them in Maricopa.
  • Wayne and Johnson moved into the cattle business in the 1960s, running a feedlot near Maricopa and the ranch near Springerville.
  • One of Wayne’s favorite watering holes was Table Top Tavern in Stanfield.
  • Johnson’s wife Alice put Wayne on a weight-loss program for his movie roles.
  • At the peak of the Wayne and Johnson cattle partnership, they had 85,000 head.
  • Wayne died of cancer in 1979.
  • El Dorado Holdings CEO Mike Ingram campaigned to have a portion of State Route 347 (Maricopa Road) named John Wayne Parkway.
    • The Duke Golf Course draws its name from Wayne’s nickname. Some streets within Rancho El Dorado – Sagebrush Trail, Rio Grande, Rio Lobo, Cahill and others – share names with Wayne movies.

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By Bernadette Russoniello

Students in Arizona have unique opportunities to earn both academic credit while learning technical skills and workplace standards for a variety of business and industry career fields. Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with a robust offering of technical standards, work-based learning, employability skills and hands-on learning.

The goal of CTE programs is simple: Graduate students with both the academic preparedness and job-ready skills for success in college and career. CTE students who participate and finish a career pathway (2+ year program of study) are more likely to finish their high school diploma, continue to post-secondary education and advance faster in their workplace than their non-CTE peers.

Program examples:

  • Air Force Junior Officer Training Corps Aerospace Science and Leadership. Completers (2 years) enlist at higher rank and pay than non-ROTC students.
  • Automotive Technologies. Learn the essentials of transmission, breaks, electrical, engine performance, engine repair, etc. Students take the Automotive Service Excellence certifications.
  • Culinary Arts. Create and design the latest in gourmet cuisine for dining events and competitions. Earn food-handler and food-manager certifications.
  • Digital Photography. Learn the basics of photography, digital imaging and Adobe Photoshop, explore creative styles, run a portrait studio for senior photos.
  • Engineering. Utilize project-based learning to show students how math and science provide the foundation for modern engineering.
  • Graphic Design. Create illustrations, logos, photography and typography using advanced equipment and software. Earn Adobe Associate Certification.
  • Marketing. Leaders in marketing, management, hospitality and finance focuses on entrepreneurship, social media, Google certifications.
  • Information Technology, Networking and Computer Maintenance. Help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. Students prepare to take the CCENT professional certification exam.
  • Sports Medicine. Earn Emergency Medical Responder, First-Aid and CPR while identifying symptoms of sports injuries and developing skills in injury prevention.
  • Technical Theatre. Learn the elements of Event Production including set design and lighting, sound design and audio engineering and set construction.
  • Cosmetology. Work toward state license for hair styling while earning 44 credits toward an Associate’s Degree in Cosmetology at Eastern Arizona College.
  • Dental Assisting. Obtain two Dental Assisting National Board industry certifications, as well as OSHA 10-Hour Healthcare and CPR instruction.
  • Fire Science. Sit for industry certifications throughout the course of the program, including Wildlands Fire, Fire Fighter I and II and/or EMT.
  • Law Enforcement. Students are eligible to apply for security guard state certification when they reach age 18.
  • Massage Therapy. Students completing the 720-hour program will be eligible to apply for licensure with the state board of massage therapy.
  • Medical Assisting. Work toward completion of Registered Medical Assistant certification and earn credits for Health Science at Central Arizona College.
  • Nurse Assisting. First Year Program: Training on CPR, OSHA, Career Guidance and Direct Care Worker; Second Year Program: Training on Licensed Nursing Assistant
  • Veterinary Assisting. Prepare for immediate employment as a veterinary assistant and college veterinary technician education.

MHS CTE: BRussoniello@musd20.org; CAVIT: CavitSchools.com


This column appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.

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Currently in good standing in the Internal Revenue Service files are these organizations, minus religious institutions and PTOs. (Note: Some organizations are inactive but maintain their nonprofit status. This list is not intended as an endorsement.)

Action Alliance Network Inc.
EIN: 20-3475933    Web: none
Funds public safety, disaster preparedness and relief.

Aid 4 Greys
EIN: 20-2574239            Web: none
Rescues and resources greyhounds.

American Legion
EIN: 27-2110284     Web: ALPost133Az.org
Creates programs for military veterans.

American Legion Auxiliary
EIN: 27-3655841     Web: ALPost133Az.org
Creates programs for spouses and families of military veterans.

Arizona Foundation for Social Justice Children and Youth Service
EIN: 80-0491866     Web: AFSJ-CYS.org
Provides family services.

Arizona Greyhound Association Inc.
EIN: 86-6053033     Web: none
Raises awareness of greyhounds and greyhound rescues.

Arizona Poodle Rescue
EIN: 87-0799983     Web: ArizonaPoodleRescue.org
Rescues and re-homes standard poodles.

Az Knights Inc.
EIN: 39-1722440     Web: ArizonaKnights.com
Provides fundamentals in youth sports.

Baby Fox Foundation
EIN: 82-2796191     Web: BabyFoxAcademy.com
Provides in-home preschool daycare.

Be Empowered to Be Inc.
EIN: 36-4699294     Web: BeMPoweredInc.com
Provides educational services to women and girls 12 and older.

Blue Star Mothers of America Inc.
EIN: 36-4774227     Web: BlueStarMothersofMaricopa.org
Provides auxiliary support of military personnel.

Boy Scout Troop 993
EIN: 20-8803738     Web: Facebook.com/troop993
Creates achievement environment for Scouts 11-18.

Chains of Brotherhood S.C.
EIN: 81-4194470     Web: Coboaz.com
Raises awareness of charitable events.

Copa Grande Rattlers Soccer Club
EIN: 46-4602217     Web: Facebook.com/CGRSC
Teaches soccer skills to youth players.

Copa Shorts Film Fest Inc.
EIN: 81-0902509     Web: CopaShortsFilmFest.org
Presents short films and educational programs.

DSPA Gems
EIN: 80-0469117     Web: Facebook.com/DSPAGems
Creates events and provides training in performing arts.

Dwarf Car Museum Inc.
EIN: 45-3761173     Web: DwarfCarMuseum.com
Provides funding for ongoing museum display.

E5 Life Strategies
EIN: 82-2933527     Web: E5LifeStrategies.com
Engages in spiritual, supernatural empowerment.

F.O.R. Maricopa Inc.
EIN: 26-0527262     Web: ForMaricopa.org
Provides food and essentials to families in need.

Families United Inc.
EIN: 51-0578429     Web: Care.com/b/l/Families-United-Inc/Maricopa-AZ
Provides assisted living options.

Graysmark Schools Corporation
EIN: 27-0575484     Web: GraysmarkAcademy.com
Provides private education for preschool-kindergarten.

Helping Orphaned Hounds Rescue
EIN: 27-1868373     Web: HelpingOrphanedHounds.org
Finds homes for dogs and promotes spaying/neutering.

International Association of Safety Environmental Professionals
EIN: 47-1938317     Web: IASHEP.org
Helps businesses create safe workplaces.

Keep the Beat Inc.
EIN: 81-3575032     Web: KeepTheBeatDJs.com
Offers music training and community service opportunities.

Legacy Traditional School Maricopa
EIN: 27-0637575     Web: Maricopa.LegacyTraditional.org
Educates kindergarten through middle school.

Little League Baseball Inc.
EIN: 20-0616188     Web: MaricopaLittleLeague.com
Provides youth sports opportunities.

Maricopa Amateur Radio Association
EIN: 46-2297818     Web: CopaHams.org
Presents activities and testing in amateur radio operations.

Maricopa Arts Council
EIN: 46-3796208     Web: Facebook.com/Maricopa-Arts-Council-607730355925627
Creates opportunities to showcase community arts and entertainment.

Maricopa Community Alliance Against Substance Abuse
EIN: 86-0731529     Web: MCAASA.org
Creates positive, empowering activities and learning experiences for youth.

Maricopa Community Theatre
EIN: 27-3193374     Web: MaricopaCommunityTheatre.com
Presents live theater productions and youth performances.

Maricopa Cultural Activity Center Inc. (Friends of the Maricopa Public Library)
EIN: 94-2933340     Web: Maricopafriends.yolasite.com
Supports and enhances the public library.

Maricopa Economic Development Alliance
EIN: 27-0924554     Web: MaricopaEDA.com
Seeks strategies and solutions for economic growth.

Maricopa Education Foundation Inc.
EIN: 260273602      Web: MaricopaEducationFoundation.org
Provides academic and cultural enrichment for students.

Maricopa Football Boosters
EIN: 81-4514608     Web: MaricopaRamsFootball.com
Provides opportunities and resources for Maricopa High School football.

Maricopa Golf Classic Incorporated
EIN: 47-5276824     Web: Holes4HeroesAZ.com
Raises money for American Service Animal Society and 100 Club of Arizona.

Maricopa Historical Society
EIN: 27-3047891     Web: MHS50.com
Preserves historical materials and educates through special programs.

Maricopa Lions Club
EIN: 47-3132480     Web: E-Clubhouse.org/sites/Maricopa
Provides community service and fundraising.

Maricopa Multi Cultural Consortium
EIN: 81-2253575     Web: Facebook.com/MMCCvenue
Seeks resources for construction of senior/community center.

Maricopa Pantry
EIN: 81-3081927     Web: Facebook.com/MaricopaPantry
Provides food bank services.

Maricopa Police Foundation Inc.
EIN: 80-0540115     Web: MPFinc.org
Provides support and resources for Maricopa Police Department.

Maricopa Sandlot
EIN: 82-1774844     Web: MaricopaSandlot.com
Provides competition opportunities for girls fastpitch softball.

Maricopa Seniors Inc.
EIN: 90-0502807     Web: MaricopaSeniors.org
Provides resources for senior safety.

Maricopa United Soccer Club
EIN: 81-3559665     Web: MaricopaUnitedsc.com
Provides competition for year-round soccer.

Maricopa Youth Football
EIN: 01-0832741     Web: Facebook.com/MaricopaYouthFootball
Provides recreation and instruction for youth.

Nelson C. Lathan Counseling Center
EIN: 46-1079110     Web: NelsonCLathanCounseling.com
Provides youth programs for emotional health and education.

North Hidden Valley Fire Department
EIN: 45-2628478     Web: none
Provides fire protection in unincorporated area.

Orphan Foundation
EIN: 20-8201228            Web: none
Provides resources for adopting families.

Parent Information Distribution Center Inc.
EIN: 35-2019678     Web: none
Improves lives of children by assisting families.

Pet Social Worker Tails of Hope
EIN: 26-1974172     Web: PetSocialWorker.org
Offers information on lost/found and adoptable pets.

Powerpack Copa Inc.
EIN: 47-5488722     Web: PowerPackCopa.org
Provides weekend meals for school children.

Pride & Joy Learning & Development Center Inc.
EIN: 41-2205048     Web: none
Provides reduced-rate daycare services for qualifying families.

Silent Heroes
EIN: 81-4088924     Web: W2Wgolf.com/silent-heroes
Hosts golf tournament to benefit first responders.

The Streets Don’t Love You Back
EIN: 47-3208272     Web: TheStreetsDontLoveYouBack.com
Provides education and resources to prevent youth crime and recidivism.

Support Team for Education and Learning Associations Inc.
EIN: 26-2352793     Web: STELASonline.org
Supports higher learning for children in developing countries.

Toastmasters International (Club 00003256)
EIN: 86-0988503     Web: Toastmasters.org
Develops communication and leadership skills.

Vetit Inc.
EIN: 47-3420223     Web: Facebook.com/VetitUSA
Helps veterans transition to civilian life.

Vietnam Aviation Veterans of Arizona
EIN: 86-1003308     Web: none
Hosts a museum of military aviation history.

Viper Club of America – Arizona Region Inc.
EIN: 80-0010718     Web: AZVipersClub.com
Offers automotive activities for Viper owners.