Who is AONA?
Quite simply, you are.
AONA residents reside within its boundaries of Indian School Road to Thomas Road, 40th to 56th Street. (see map below)
There is nothing to pay; this not an HOA.
- JOIN AONA – make sure you get all of the facts you need to know that impact your homelife, and those around you. It’s free and we won’t fill your in-box. But you will get Good Information.
Your volunteer board meets monthly at the Chinese Baptist Church on Earll.
Meeting dates will be posted here and on our Facebook Page. If you have a question or have something to say, you are welcome anytime. We absolutely want to hear from you!
What does AONA do and why is it important?
There is a great deal of information available on the web these days, some is true and, frankly, some is not. As your Volunteer Board, here is some of what we do to help our AONA lifestyle thrive by staying informed with the real facts.
- Attend and be vocal in City of Phoenix City Council and Camelback Village Planning meetings
- Positively monitor, work with, and negotiate, as needed, with builders and businesses to ensure AONA residents have a strong and clear voice regarding builds, zoning or variance changes to prevent negative impact on:
- property values
- resident safety and lowering crime
- neighborhood aesthetics
- Inform and educate AONA residents on essential issues that may impact individual homeowner rights with vetted factual drama-free information.
- Promote community involvement through neighborhood events and gatherings.
- Annual All-AONA breakfast in November
- Cross Cut Canal Clean up walk quarterly
- Safety & Security demos with local Police and Canine Team and Firemen
- Sponsor speaking events for City Official Town Hall meeting
Sounds good. So, what real impact has AONA had on the neighborhood?
OLD CROSS CUT CANAL
Have you ever used the Old Cross Cut Canal Park that runs from Indian School to McDowell? You have have? Great! AONA was as BIG BIG part of that project!
Originally, SR 143 was going to run all the way through what is now the park and end at Indian School. But, AONA pioneers Rita Maguire & Rob Beckett rallied the neighborhood, spent countless free hours, and worked to get the funding to create and realize the park we have today. AONA was the force that preserved the very neighborhood we enjoy today.
R&G RANCH PURCHASE HEIGHT CONTAINMENT
When the R&G Ranch was purchased by M&I bank in 2009, AONA’s relentless involvement and door-to-door petitioning stayed the proposed height to 2 stories instead of the planned 3. This preserved the back and front yard Camelback Mountain views (as well as property values) for surrounding neighbors, and allowed us to meet a lot of you in the process!
There things going on all the time, some you might notice and others, well, maybe not. One thing we know for sure, this neighborhood of ours is one of the hottest and desired zip codes in the Phoenix Metro area. We attract more and more families each year looking for this special living we enjoy each day.
AONA is here to make sure where we live and the lifestyle we enjoy endures and grows properly today and in the future for many families to come!
We hope you will join in the fun! WELCOME!