Community Academy



Community Academy provides residents with the opportunity to learn more about their community and local government. Join Town staff and local experts for this fun and engaging program! 

The 2021 Community Academy session has completed. If you are interested in registering for future academies, please contact Milini Simms, Long Range Principal Planner at or 520-229-4836. 

2021 Topics


Materials/Additional Resources  

 Town Governance and Finances                            02/04/2021             
 The History of Oro Valley      02/09/2021
 Town Growth: Trends and Annexations     02/11/2021
 Traffic, Roads and Transportation Planning     02/16/2021
 An Integrated Parks and Recreation Strategy    02/18/2021
 Town Water Resource Planning    02/23/2021

 Zoning 101: The Development Review Process 



Stay involved:

  • Join a Board or Commission (Click here for vacancies and application)
  • Enroll in the OVPD Citizen Academy (Click here for more information)
  • Participate in public meetings and events (Click here for calendar)

The Planning division administers the General Plan and Zoning Code for the harmonious growth of the Town. The division is responsible for providing planning and zoning services to the community, Town Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and project teams.


 Contact Information: | 520-229-4800