BVSC Objectives





Support long-term economic vitality, social equity, and well-managed growth for the community and park by facilitating and supporting the integration of planning, natural and cultural resource management, land use, and economic development.

Facilitate the development of a shared vision for the community and region with an emphasis on sustainable tourism, and destination management.

Promote inclusiveness through a commitment to citizen involvement, diverse membership, outreach, partnerships, and collaboration.

Serve as a forum for discussion, input, and community action on topical issues, opportunities, and challenges related to the mission.

2020 Leadership Team

Kathy Dice

Borrego Water District

Kathy had a 30 year career with California State Parks and retired as Superintendent of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in 2017.  She remains active in this desert community she cares so much about and is currently President of the Board of Directors for Borrego Water District.

Dick Troy

Anza Borrego Foundation

Dick is a retired Deputy Director for California State Parks and has served as a volunteer and contributor to the BVSC since its inception in 2014.  He is currently President of the Anza Borrego Foundation and serves on the board of the Borrego Village Association.

Martha Deichler

Borrego Unified
School District

With 14 years as an administrator in the Borrego Springs Unified School District,Martha has a passion for the families and children who call our unique desert oasis their home. She works tirelessly to preserve and protect the resources that enable our residents to survive and thrive in this Gateway Community to the stunning Anza Borrego Desert State Park.

Jim Wermers

The Mall​

Jim Wermers, owner of The Mall and The Center, is a retired builder/ developer/ community planner who came to Borrego Springs 25 years ago to build Desert Shadows. Jim fell in love with the park, the peace, the wide open spaces and, especially, the people and is now dedicating his retirement to helping make our village an even more special place.