Maintaining Quality of Life in Rancho Sahuarita
Resident Board Member, Bob Webster, recently shared his thoughts on the importance of taking pride in and valuing the community that residents call home.
Prior to moving to Rancho Sahuarita 16 years ago, Bob Webster shared that he had lived in the Tucson and the surrounding area since 1962. “I retired from the Tucson Police Department, where I served for thirty-nine years. For a majority of my career, I was a supervisor working in many different assignments. A majority of my last ten years, I served as a Community Resource Sergeant, which involved working with over five hundred neighborhood associations. This involved solving neighborhood issues, obtaining neighborhood grants and dealing with crime and quality of life issues.”
Then, in 2002, he and his wife Melody had been living in Oro Valley, AZ. They decided that they were tired of all the traffic that they faced everyday driving to work, and that they were in need of a bigger home. “We heard from a relative that he had seen a new community being developed south of Tucson with a lake. We took a drive to the area, loved the lake, liked the community, found a house and moved in. We’ve now lived here for 16 years, are very happy with how Rancho Sahuarita and the surrounding community has grown, and look forward to living here for many more years.”
In addition to being the Resident Board Member, Bob has also served on the Compliance Committee, helping to address various resident compliance issues and helping to ensure the maintenance of the Community Wide Standards. He commented on the importance of maintaining the quality of the community for its impact on quality of life, saying “When most people choose to live in a planned community, I think their exceptions are high. Quality of homes, landscaping, amenities and safe neighborhoods are a huge part of why people live here.”
He reflects on his time on the Board of Directors saying, “My goal on the board has been to monitor the community improvements, ensure money is not being wasted and make sure resident concerns are heard. Rancho Sahuarita is approaching its 20th year of existence. My goal is to constantly remind the developer and staff the importance of maintaining the core of Rancho Sahuarita. With my 16 years as a Rancho Sahuarita resident, with my law enforcement background and subject matter expertise in safe neighborhoods, I constantly strive to educate the board and residents of those things that can be done to make sure our community remains safe, well maintained and well represented.”