Who Am I?
My name is Nona Tobin; I am 14-year resident of Sun City Anthem living an active retirement life.
I hold a Bachelors and Masters degree in psychology, and for over 26 years, I worked at the City of San José, California, retiring as the Director of Human Resources.
I have always believed that a person should actively participate and contribute to society and not let everyone else bear the burden. I have been an active board member and president of nearly a dozen national, regional, and local professional organizations during my working career.
However, just because I retired from working does not mean that I am going to hang up my spurs relax in my rocking chair. On May 1, 2017, I was elected to the seven-member, Sun City Anthem Community Association Board of Directors with 2,001 votes, taking incumbent Carl Weinstein’s seat and beating the sitting President, Rex Weddle, by over 300 votes.
The reason that I ran for a position on the Sun City Anthem Board is that I did not believe that the residents of this beautiful age-restricted retirement community were properly represented by the HOA Board. My slogan was simple, “Owners Always Come First!” Visit my campaign website at www.nonatobin.com to learn why I volunteered to suspend my happy retirement for two years to ensure: “Owners Always Come First!”
Once elected to the HOA Board, I began questioning some of the decisions made by past Boards and asked to see documents that would allow me to make informed decisions as we moved forward. My requests were met with objections and refusal to the point of the GM and/or Board President approved paying the association attorney to review every records request. SCA homeowners were billed $40,000 for the attorney to write me cease & desist orders and to block my
On August 24, 2017, the six Board members, in a secret meeting, voted to declare my position on the Board as vacant “by operation of law.” However, according to a number of legal experts with whom I have consulted, the actions by this Board, via secret vote, are unlawful and are an affront to those homeowners in the community that voted for me to represent them and their property. This matter is currently under investigation by the Nevada Real Estate Division (NRED) and is expected to be adjudicated by the Common-Interest-Communities (CIC) Commission at a quarterly meeting, in either June or September.
The ruling of the CIC Commission on this matter has far ranging implications for the approximately 3,000 HOAs in Nevada. My removal from the Board was politically-motivated, and there was no petition, no removal election, no notice, no hearing, no recourse, no opportunity to defend myself.
Imagine what a horrible precedent it would set statewide. At any time, a majority of an HOA Board could meet in secret without telling the HOA members or the Director they are going to sabotage and vote to deem that Director’s seat vacant by operation of law. If they wanted someone gone, they could just accuse her of trying to make a profit from being on the Board, hand her a notice that the Clarkson Law Group would gleefully prepare for $325/hour, and Poof! That person is gone. A Director no more.
At this point, I have not given up my mission to clean up the HOA Board and to continue to fight for the rights of the homeowners.
In addition, I also intend to clear my name and restore the good name that I had before the surprise attack that removed my name from the board table in front of over 200 community members that were in attendance.
To that end, I have designed this website, SCAstrong.com, as a means of countering the misinformation being spread by the current Board members and certain members of the community who are trying to defame me by publishing false information in the form of internet newsletters.
I hope that you will take the time to study the issues and help me ask the questions that I will be presenting as this site grows.