Community Academy


Community Academy is a fun, interactive, and award-winning opportunity to learn about your Town and local government. Join staff and your neighbors to learn more about Oro Valley and help shape the community’s vision for the next 10-years!

This year’s classes will focus on upcoming efforts to plan for Oro Valley's future. The Town is kicking off efforts this year to achieve a voter ratified General Plan with a focus on:

  • Community (finances, public safety, and parks)
  • Environment (views, open space and water supply)
  • Development (roads, public services, built environment) and more!

The 2023 Community Academy is underway. If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Milini Simms, Principal Planner at 520-229-4836 or 

 Class Topic   Date Class Materials (posted the day before each class)          
 Welcome and Overview of Town Governance Tuesday, Oct. 10 
 2026 General Plan - Importance of Community Involvement  Thursday, Oct. 12 
 Housing and Development Trends Tuesday, Oct. 17
 Zoning 101 and Development Review Thursday, Oct. 19 
 Town Finances and Economic Development Tuesday, Oct. 24
 Public Safety and Parks and Recreation  Thursday, Oct. 26  
 Town Water Resource Planning Monday, Oct. 30


Stay Involved!

  • Apply for a board or commission. Click HERE to see vacancies and fill out an application.
  • Participate in Town events and meetings. Click HERE for the calendar of events. 


 Contact Information: | 520-229-4800


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