Welcome To The Tanoan Community Association
This website is designed to keep every resident and future resident informed and up-to-date on the vital issues that affect all homeowners. You will quickly find access to the governing documents, calendars of upcoming community meetings, copies of our latest Tanoan Talk newsletter, home improvement information and links to association pages and the e-mail address of all officers and directors.
The Tanoan Community Association, Inc. is located to the west of Eubank Blvd. in Albuquerque’s far northeast heights, with its own homeowners association. Our community consists of ten individual neighborhoods providing a variety of housing options. Our families enjoy an environment of open green spaces and family friendly living in a well cared for community that has gracefully matured since its inception.
The Tanoan Community Association, Inc. has committed and talented neighbors who have come together with great ideas, and then volunteered to put them into practice. There are always important decisions to be made about how to continue maintaining and improving the look and feel of our community. We encourage you to get involved in community social events, volunteering as a committee member or just voicing your opinion at board meetings. We hope you will share your talents as we continue to maintain a safe and desirable community in Albuquerque’s far northeast heights.
Message from the Board of Directors
Walt Gibson, Vice President
As a new member of the Board of Directors, I have a new appreciation of the importance of having a governing board of residents, all of whom have a vested interest in maintaining and improving the quality of life in the community. That leads me to thinking about what we might be able to do together to improve the quality of life through governance. Here are some of my early thoughts:
Attend a meeting of the Planning and Architectural Committee or the Board of Directors. There are approximately 679 families living in Tanoan, and the issues that these two governing bodies discuss cross all of our neighborhoods.
The Planning Committee is charged with maintaining the covenants that define and describe our homes and common areas. While most of their decisions involve rather mundane requests for improvements such as repainting trim or the color of new stucco, as we have recently learned, they also rule on major remodeling projects that impact the architectural integrity of Tanoan.
The Board of Directors meets formally once a month to manage immediate and long-range issues that impact our community. The Board considers issues ranging from annual budget and financial planning to landscape maintenance to community security and violations of community covenant and rules.
Get involved personally in one of our sub- committees. The Tanoan By-Laws provide that the Board may create and staff committees to advise the Board of issues of concern. We have recently created two such committees, and both would welcome your input:
• Committee to Improve Cell Phone Reception: All of us have experienced dropped calls and poor cell phone reception in our homes and neighborhoods. As a result, the Board created this committee to examine ways in which we can improve cell phone reception within Tanoan, both now and in the future. This three member committee would welcome the input of any resident who has knowledge and expertise in this specialized area.
• Landscape Committee: At its last meeting the Board created a charter for this new committee to provide advice and oversight regarding our many common areas and garden spaces. We are looking for volunteers to join this five member committee,which will provide advice about all issues involving landscaping — questions such as refurbishing common garden areas, xeriscaping certain areas to reduce water use, and how to plant/replant the many beautiful gardens that dot the Tanaon landscape.
Make suggestions for improvements. In my first few months on the Board a number of residents have made suggestions to the Board about issues of personal importance to them and their neighborhoods.
For example, residents have lobbied the Board to staff the Ventura Gate during hours of peak use, and the Board voted at our December meeting to hire some additional staff to man this gate during the late afternoon/early evening while also using this new staff to increase our security patrols.
We are about to remodel the Academy Gate House, and many residents with architectural and construction expertise have spent many hours contributing to the plan for this new guardhouse.
I am sure that there are other similar issues about which residents have concerns. Stop by the officeand leave a suggestion with Darleen, our General Manager; text or email one of the Board members; attend a meeting; or leave a suggestion in the office.We are better when we work together, and my best advice after three months on the Board is: Pleasejoin us in maintaining Tanoan as Albuquerque’s most desirable gated community.