Jo Ann Mickelson
Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds

Arizona ARVC To Hold Its Spring Convention and Tradeshow On April 26

ARVC will also offer an optional class on NFPA 1194 Certification on April 25


The Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (Arizona ARVC) will hold its Spring Convention Thursday, April 26, at the Vee Quiva Resort & Casino in Laveen, Arizona.

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) will offer an optional class on NFPA 1194 Certification at the same location from 8am – 5pm, Wednesday, April 25, for a separate fee.

The NFPA 1194 Certification Class is designed to ensure that park owners and operators have an in-depth knowledge of the current public safety standards for RV parks and campgrounds as best practices and resources to use when dealing with regulatory agencies.

The NFPA 1194 Certification Class will be followed by a poolside cracker-barrel session for park operators, which will be moderated by Harvey Mickelson of Arizona ARVC.

Arizona ARVC’s April 26 convention will start with breakfast and will be followed by a seminar by Roxi Baxley of Port Angeles, Wash. – based Strait Web Solutions titled, “What Could Go Wrong?”

John Sheedy of San Diego, Calif – based Park Brokerage, Inc. will provide a seminar on buying and selling an RV park.

Melissa Parham of Williams, Zinman & Parham, P.C. in Scottsdale will provide an update on current legislative issues affecting Arizona park operators.

Lunch will be followed by the association’s annual meeting and awards presentations.

There will also be a silent auction and a trade show with 16 vendors, including Crowley, Texas-based AGS / Texas Advertising; Coin & Professional Equipment Co., with offices in Phoenix and Tucson; Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – based Campground Automation Systems; Gerber Manufacturing Ltd., Good Sam Network, based in Oxnard, Calif.; Niagara Falls, Ont. – based Mission Management Information Systems; Austin, Texas-based Rowley Insurance; Dallas, Texas – based ReserveAmerica; Tucson-based SCS Communications; Plantation, Fla – based Southeast Publications; Austin, Texas – based TengoInternet; and Kingston, Wash – based Utility Supply Group.

To register for the NFPA 1194 Certification Class, please call Barb Youmans at 303.641.0401. To register for the Arizona ARVC Spring Convention, please visit or email Ar*********@ao*.com.

Based in Phoenix, the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds markets campgrounds, RV parks and resorts through and its printed campground and RV Park directory, the 2017 RV and Camping Guide to Arizona, which is available free of charge online. The 36-page color guide contains a travel planning map as well as detailed descriptions of 99 campgrounds.

The camping guide is available in digital format on and can also be ordered by emailing a request to ar*********@ao*.com.

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