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 March 26, 2021, are:



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