The following social and educational events are organized to promote and facilitate an ongoing dialogue with the homeowners and the surrounding community. We invite all URHOA residents to participate to help us bring our community together.
Meeting with Cynthia Esparza-Trigueros, Community Liaison
June 6, 2019
Cynthia Esparza-Trigueros, Community Liaison from the Office of Communications and Community Engagement, City Manager’s Office met with homeowners to answer questions regarding safety issues on Socrates Dr., C4 Equity Development, and NV Energy Gas Light Lane Facility. Homeowners were encouraged to contact Reno Direct (firstname.lastname@example.org; 775-334-4636; TTY: 775-333-7701) for City government service requests and general information.
Meeting with Ward 4 Councilmember Bonnie Weber
January 30, 2019
Ward 4 Councilmember Bonnie Weber met with homeowners to discuss issues pertaining to our community. Questions related to C4Equity development project and safety around the median on Socrates Dr. were addressed. Councilmember Weber also encouraged homeowners to participate in Ward 4 meetings and events.
Meeting with Wood Rogers and NV Energy Representatives
January 30, 2019
Derek Kirkland with Wood Rogers, Inc. and Alan Ghisletta with NV Energy spoke to the homeowners regarding improvements NV Energy is conducting on their site to the east of the University Ridge HOA. NV Energy currently has two substations along with a training facility, southwest gas facility, and some miscellaneous material areas. The improvements include repair of the existing fence near the training facility, cleaning up the material areas by placing the material in concrete bins, and some minor grading to repair roads and surfaces where materials are stored for emergency gas repairs. Homeowners are encouraged to provide feedback prior to submitting an application to the City of Reno at email@example.com.
Community Garage Sale
September 1, 2018; 10am – 3pm
Have stuff to sell? Need to declutter your house? Turn your clutter into cash! No registration required. Homeowners are responsible for their own setup and cleanup in front of their houses. The QLC will advertise the event online to help garner attention and increase foot traffic.
Meeting with Ward 4 Councilmember Paul McKenzie
May 1, 2018
City of Reno Councilmember Paul McKenzie met with the homeowners g to provide an update on the latest events affecting our community. Homeowners’ questions regarding the C4Equity development project adjacent to our neighborhood were addressed. Councilmember McKenzie also allayed homeowners’ concerns about the expansion of Socrates Dr. to Parr Blvd.
December 2017: Holiday Yard of the Month
October 2017: Holiday Yard of the Month
August 2017 Yard of the Month
July 2017 Yard of the Month
Yard of the Month Award Series
June 5, 2017
With a focus on preserving property values at University Ridge, the Quality of Life Committee (QLC) would like to recognize homeowners at the University Ridge Homeowners Association (URHOA) who maintain pristine yards and contribute to the overall aesthetics of the neighborhood. We are proud to announce the launch of the Yard of the Month Series to show our appreciation to the homeowners who put effort in maintaining nicely manicured lawns and the curb appeal of their homes. The Yard of the Month Series will run in two segments:
- Regular Yard of the Month to recognize landscaping from July to September
- Holiday Yard of the Month for Halloween decorations in October and Christmas decorations in December
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECEMBER NOMINATIONS DUE BY: DECEMBER 15
The QLC will recognize the respective winners with $50 gift cards from Home Depot, pictures of their front yards and holiday decorations posted on our newly revamped website, and a “Yard of the Month” lawn sign to acknowledge the winners.
Competition guidelines and judging standards:
- Regular Yard of the Month from July to September will be evaluated based on the overall exterior aesthetics of the property including neatness of the home and landscaping (e.g. trimmed shrubs and trees; mowed, weed-free, and healthy lawns; weed-free flower beds; clean driveways and walkways; creativity in designing a welcoming curb appeal of the house). Winners will be announced during the third week of the respective month.
- Holiday Yard of the Month decorations in October (e.g. ghosts, cobwebs, and creepy wall hangings are welcome) and December (e.g. day and night ornaments, garlands, and lighting) will be evaluated based on the overall exterior aesthetics and neatness of the property, as well as creativity and sophistication of the decorations. Winners will be announced during the third week of the respective month.
Disclaimer: URHOA Board and committee members along with their families are not eligible to participate; owner-occupied and rental properties in good standing are eligible. The same property cannot receive more than one award in one calendar year. Properties maintained by residents and professional landscapers will be considered.
Cottages at Comstock
June 22, 2017
Rob Fitzgerald, the developer of the Cottages at Comstock spoke to the homeowners at the Board of Directors meeting to address the plans for his development. The construction will begin within the next year and a half, pending City approval. Homeowners in attendance were given an opportunity to ask questions related to this development and its impact on the community at large, to include the University Ridge Association.
Good Neighbor Award – Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
May 5, 2017
Our neighborhood consists of many good neighbors who make our community a wonderful place to live. Whether they shovel a neighbor’s driveway, help with yard work, or keep an eye on our home when we are out of town, our residents lend a helping hand in times of need. The Quality of Life Committee (QLC) sponsored our first ever Good Neighbor Award at the University Ridge Homeowners’ Association (URHOA) to show appreciation for that one special neighbor. While we received a number of nominations, Bill Long was the winner of the 2017 Good Neighbor Award. There were many touching stories but his nomination was exceptional. He is a well-deserving neighbor who goes above and beyond to help others. As a token of appreciation, Mr. Long received a $20 gift card to Home Depot.
Meeting with Ward 4 Councilmember Paul McKenzie
April 6, 2017
City of Reno Councilmember Paul McKenzie spoke to homeowners about the latest events in our ward and neighborhood. Some of the issues discussed included an update on the C4Equity development project adjacent to our neighborhood and Cottages at Comstock development progress. Councilmember McKenzie also encouraged the homeowners to get involved in the Ward 4 Neighborhood Advisory Board to keep abreast on the issues affecting their neighborhood.
Longest Married Couple – And the winners are…
February 14, 2017
Thank you to all residents who participated in our search for the URHOA’s Longest Married Couple. We are happy to announce that John and Marjorie Kerr are the winning couple! Mr. and Mrs. Kerr have been married for 65 years. Congratulations on behalf of the URHOA Board! The winning couple will be featured in a short on our website later in the Spring.
Sanford Center for Aging Presentation
January 18, 2017
With our retired residents in mind, the Quality of Life Committee invited representatives from the University of Nevada, Reno to speak about the programs offered through the Sanford Center for Aging. This is a great opportunity for our residents to interact with our University neighbors. Some of the programs discussed include: Senior Outreach Services Program, Medication Therapy Management Program, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, and Community Wellness Program. You can read more about their services at: http://dhs.unr.edu/aging/outreach or in person at: Center for Molecular Medicine, Room 150, 1664 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557
Neighborhood Watch Program
January 18, 2017
Officer Tim Broadway from the Reno Police Department spoke to the attending residents about steps required to establish a Neighborhood Watch Program. Topics discussed varied from safety tips, security systems to community resources available to the University Ridge community.
Meet and Greet
December 12, 2016
Residents gathered for a casual Community Meet & Greet to mingle with fellow homeowners, talk to the incoming URHOA Board members, as well as the Architectural Review Committee. Resident feedback and participation is invaluable so thank you for joining us for a conversation! Councilmember Paul McKenzie and Attorney Greg Salter joined our homeowners for a discussion regarding a commercial development project adjacent to our neighborhood.