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 September 3, 2020, are:



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