PORA has several committees that help in the flow of information and policy making. Committees are often staffed by PORA Board members, representatives from the community, county and sometimes state.  The following committees meet regularly and are open to the public. Attendees may ask questions as needed.
In-person meetings will be announced individually due to the pandemic emergency.  Please refer to PORA social media, e-newsletter or the event calendar in the menu for an updated meeting schedule. 

Government Relations Committee

As the Property Owners and Residents Association (PORA), we are the primary liaison between our unincorporated community, Maricopa County, the City of Surprise and other municipalities, the State of Arizona, and our federal government.  The Government Relations Committee is committed to fostering good relationships with local state and federal governments. The Committee stands ready as the voice of impact. We are dedicated to working with other community entities to support Sun City West to provide a foundation of advocacy. PORA acts as a main intervenor in all utility rate proceedings before the Arizona Corporations Commissions (ACC).

 More information about government relations can be found here.  
A resource with local legislators can be found here.

New members are always welcome and should contact the Chairperson for more details.

Contact Info

Chairman: Robert Miller

Email:          Bob.Miller@porascw.org

Phone:         623-584-4288

Meeting Schedule

Next meeting: TBD

Time:                   TBD

Location:          PORA Board Room

Water Committee

August 14, 2020-Water Committee Update & Message from the Chairman

PORA’s Water Committee, chaired by a Board Director includes representatives from EPCOR, the OHOA, the Central Arizona Project, the Rec. Centers of SCW and Briarwood Country Club.  The committee meets monthly to report and discuss conservation efforts, changes in service and maintenance, irrigation on golf courses, billing issues, etc.  The PORA Water Committee has become a de facto Sun City West water authority, providing a liaison to the water utility for our residents and monitoring of the increasing concerns over county and state water issues.

The public is encouraged to attend the PORA Water Committee meetings, open to the public. 

When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.

Poor Richard’s Almanac ~ Benjamin Franklin

Meeting Schedule

Next meeting:  Tues. Oct. 20

Time:                9:30am

Location:          PORA Conference Room

Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday and are subject to change without notice.

**Please call PORA to register for this meeting. 623-584-4288.    A maximum of 25 guests will be allowed due to COVID-19 protocol.

Contact Info

Chairman: David Hunter

Email: editor@porascw.org

Phone: 623-584-4288

Education Committee

The PORA  Education Program is dynamic learning environment that provides a variety of classes and tours for ongoing learning.  Class categories are listed  on the OASIS registration page.  The OASIS Education program includes over 100 instructors who possess unique knowledge and offer niche topic classes.  The program also offers intermittent free classes that offer study in issues with social impact.  The curriculum spans social and cultural landmarks and meets the standards for PORA’s original inception and involvement with political and social issues in the community.  Through this, the PORA Education program benefits the community as a whole.

New members are welcome on the Education Committee at any time.  The Committee meets once a month and discusses upcoming  classes, resources for instructors and the community.  Please contact the Chairperson for details.

Contact Info

Chairman: Larry Anderson

Email:           larry.anderson@porascw.org

Phone:         623-584-4288

Meeting Schedule

Next meeting: TBD

Time:                   TBD

Location:         PORA Building

Roads, Traffic & Safety Committee

The Traffic and Safety Committee currently  meets quarterly (2019-2020) and is open to the public.  Members of the committee include Sun City West residents, representatives from the Maricopa County Dept. of Transportation (MCDOT) and Sun City West Posse.  Traffic and safety improvements and updates are generally presented during each meeting and there is time allotted for residents to present an issue or concern.

Meeting Schedule

Next meeting:  Wed. Dec. 16

Time:                 1:30pm

Location:          PORA Conference Room

Meetings are held quarterly.

Contact Info

Chairman:  John Quinn

Email:         editor@porascw.org

Phone:        623-584-4288

Transit Committee

The Transit Committee is a combination of representatives from PORA, Northwest Valley Connect and the Sun City West community.  The group monitors and discussed local transit issues while keeping informed of county issues as well. The group meets the last Wed. of each month at 10am at PORA.  New members are always welcome. Please call PORA to volunteer.

Meeting Schedule

Next meeting: TBD

Time:                   10am

Location:          Please call PORA to check location

Contact Info

Chairman: Kate King

Email:

Phone:         623-584-4288