Sun Lakes – Cottonwood & Palo Verde Country Club

Message from the President

Leonard Horst

June 29 marked a historic moment in our community, as this was Steve Nolan’s last board meeting as our general manager. Steve is “retiring” and heading out into the big world to enjoy the fruits of his labors. Over the course of the past 16 years, Steve has overseen a myriad of new and reconstruction projects from which all of us have benefitted! He has developed an outstanding staff of managers who will carry on with the current plans and build on his legacy. A special Open House was held on Thursday, July 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the San Tan Ballroom. All past presidents of the HOA board of directors and a select few vendors who have worked with Steve over the years were invited to attend and share their stories. Many homeowners attended and shared their memories while wishing Steve and Fran well as they enter this new phase of life. We are so thankful for all Steve has done in our community, and we are equally grateful that he and Fran are not leaving us completely but will continue to live and play here in CWPV!

Now, let me answer the question so many of you have asked. Yes, we have hired a new general manager for Sun Lakes HOA2. His name is Steve Hardesty, and he began on July 18. Steve joins us after spending the past five years as the community services director for the City of Casa Grande. In that role, he has overseen five large divisions in the city, including golf, parks, recreation, libraries, and seniors. His annual operating budget has been in the $8,500,000 range. He has directed over $30,000,000 in capital projects over the past four years and has over 150 employees in his department.

Steve is originally from Kansas, is a graduate of Washburn University, and is a member of the PGA of America and a past board member of that organization. He is an active and competitive tennis player.

Steve and his wife Marvel are excited for this new opportunity in their lives. We will be hosting a “get to know you” event for them later this summer.