To build community inclusiveness, the Council is reaching out to Borrego organizations and sub-groups, many of whom have not had a ‘seat at the table’ in the past. Within months of approving the broadened BVSC scope, dozens of businesses, HOAs, organizations, institutions, and government agencies have become signatories to the MOU and supporters of the BVSC. The goal is to have as many Borrego stakeholders as possible represented by member organizations.




In alphabetical order, the BVSC signatories, as of December 14, 2020, are:



  1. Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association – Betsy Knaak
  2. Anza Borrego Foundation – Bri Fordem
  3. BASIC (Basic Assistance for Students in the Community) – Barbara Coates
  4. Borrego Air Ranch – Mike Himmerich
  5. Borrego Art Institute – Robert Wright
  6. Borrego Spring Festival – Fred Jee
  7. Borrego Health – Mark Connelly
  8. Borrego Ministers’ Association – Laura Brecht
  9. Borrego Outfitters – Ben Nourse
  10. Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce – Francoise Rhodes
  11. Borrego Springs Education Association – Polly Macuga
  12. Borrego Springs Homeowners’ Association/Bike Borrego – Dave Duncan
  13. Borrego Springs Senior Center – Dan Wright
  14. Borrego Springs Unified School District – Martha Deichler
  15. Borrego Sun – Patrick Meehan
  16. Borrego Village Association – Dale Jones
  17. Borrego Valley Endowment Fund – Bob Kelly
  18. Borrego Water District – Kathy Dice
  19. California Overland – Joe Rafetto
  20. California School employee Assoc. – Lisa Zierath
  21. California State Parks, Colorado Desert District – Terry Gerson
  22. Candlewood Arts Festival – Kris Kurimitsu
  23. Christmas Circle – Jim Wilson
  24. Club Circle East HOA – Susan Percival
  25. Coldwell Banker Borrego – Sylvana Meeks
  26. COVID 19 TASK FORCE – David Leibert
  27. de Anza Country Club – Ramien Shalizi
  28. de Anza Villas HOA – Lee Rogers 
  29. Desert Shadows HOA – Kari Koskinen
  30. La Casa del Zorro – Jack McGrory
  31. Organization Latino X de Borrego Springs – Israel Ochoa
  32. Rams Hill – Harry Turner
  33. Rams Hill Community Association – Tim Gamble
  34. Rams Hill Casitas HOA –  Kerin Shugart
  35. Rams Hill San Felipe HOA – Kerin Shugart
  36. Rams HIll Santa Rosa HOA – Kerin Shugart
  37. Rams Hill Vallecitos HOA – Christopher Taylor
  38. Rotary Club of Borrego Springs – Diane Johnson
  39. Seley Ranches – Mike Seley
  40. Soroptimist International (SI Borrego Springs) – Judy Stewart
  41. Springs/Roadrunner – Rich Pinel
  42. The Mall and Center – Jim Wermers
  43. Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy – David Garmon
  44. UCI/Steele-Burnand – Jim Dice 
  45. University of Californa Irvine – Travis Huxman
  46. Vista Villas HOA – John Blair