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Upcoming Meeting Dates

Tuesday, 7:00pm March 20th
Tuesday, 7:00pm April 17th

Information and Upcoming Events

Cortessa Member Letter

Maricopa County Storm Drain Information

Grinder Volunteers Needed

White Tank Mountain Art Festival

White Tank Mountain Volunteering

White Tank Mountains Family Outdoor Adventure Day

Dunn Edwards approved exterior house paint colors

Sherwin Williams approved exterior house paint colors

Dunn Edwards Discount

Homeowners should have their Waste Management trash/recycle and bulk pickup items on the curb no later than 6 AM on the date of pickup.

For more information on Waste Management Service to Cortessa please see the Contacts page.


We have been hearing from concerned homeowners about Coyotes in the neighborhood and in one case, in someone’s backyard. Coyotes and other desert creatures have always been in Cortessa and the surrounding desert area. For some reason they are recently more visible and less intimidated by the neighborhood surroundings. We have heard of no aggressive behavior, but you should be aware and take precautions particularly if you have cats or small dogs that are outside unattended.
Arizona Game and Fish provided the attached brochure with helpful information if you do encounter a Coyote.  The phone numbers below may be of assistance if a Coyote is contained and needs to be removed. The Sheriff’s Department or Rural/Metro will respond to a 911 call if there is dangerous encounter with a human or pet, but will not come out to remove a Coyote.


Phone Number

Allen Animal Control 


Critter Control


All Animals Rescue and Transport


Cortessa Community Association

The Cortessa Community Association was formed in 2004. Our community is governed by the Board of Directors of the Cortessa Community Association.

Meeting Locations and Times

Meeting location is Mountain View Elementary School at 18302 W. Burton Ave. Most meetings will be in the library, however, from  time to time, we may be in other rooms within the school.  


Closed session meetings are held for board members only at 6:00 PM. Open session meetings are held at 7:00 PM. All homeowners are invited and welcome to attend the open session meeting. We hope to see you there.

Design Review Committee

There is an open position on the Design Review Committee. If you have an interest in review of submittals for changes to lots like exterior house painting, landscape changes, backyard ramadas and the like, please submit a letter of interest to Peri Swenson at and include why you would like to participate and any related experience you may have. Contact Peri with any questions.

Homeowners Association

Cortessa Community Association

Kinney Management Services

6303 S. Rural Rd. / P.O. Box 25466

Tempe, AZ 85285

Phone: (480) 820-3451

FAX: (480) 820-7441



The small-town feeling at Cortessa offers families a sense of security and belonging. Scenic vistas surround this master-planned community with the White Tank Mountains serving as a breathtaking backdrop. Bike over to the basketball courts, explore the neighborhood greenbelts, or walk along the many mountain-view pathways.

Community Information

Cortessa is a community of 1,732 lots, located in Waddell, Arizona. The community

has 5 parks and approximately 88 acres of landscaped common area that is maintained by the association.


Waddell defines vibrant Southwest living; a place of educational excellence where community, family, and traditions are built. A collection of distinctive neighborhoods with a small-town feel and big city amenities.

Population: 3,356

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Population: 3,356