The Canyon Neighborhood Association is open to participation from all residents of the Santa Fe Canyon area. This encompasses the geographical environs east of Cristo Rey Church including Cerro Gordo to the north.
Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Randall Davey Audubon at the very end of Upper Canyon Road.
The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, usually at 5:30 pm in the winter, and 6:30 pm in spring, summer and fall.
We encourage everyone in the neighborhood to attend our monthly meeting up at the Audubon’s visitor center located at the top of the Canyon on the old Randall Davey Estate.
Those of you who missed the last meeting haven't missed out on your chance to serve on a committee, and we can re-allocate membership, form new committees or fold old ones as time moves on, but this is where we stand today. Feel free to communicate directly with your other committee members. We'll make time on the agenda at the November meeting for committees to check in.
A Board elected from the area’s residents takes on issues as required in an effort to keep lines of communication open for all, and attempts to present the desires of the membership to our City’s elected officials when a lone voice may be otherwise overlooked. Those living outside the Canyon are welcome as well, if they want to address concerns they might have with respect to the neighborhood.
One of our major tasks was to create or re-populate a number of committees including Water, Fire, Roads, Land Use, and Website. Those of you who missed the meeting haven’t missed out on your chance to serve on a committee, and we can re-allocate membership, form new committees or fold old ones as time moves on, but this is where I think we stand today. Please let me know if I missed you, got it wrong or you want to participate in a different way. Feel free to communicate directly with your other committee members. You might want to meet in person to get started, or just wait till issues arise. We’ll make time on the agenda at the November meeting for committees to check in.
Water: Bob Findling, Jim Gollin, BC Rimbeaux, Richard Ellenberg
Fire Awareness and Prevention: Roxanne Fleszar, Chris Castro, Carol Licini, Bob Findling, Brad Perkins, Melissa Savage
Roads/Traffic/Signage: Chris Castro, Lawrence Raifman
Land Use: Scott Andrews, Rad Action, Chris Ford, Mark Herndon, Troy Fernandez
Website: Chris Castro
Canyon Neighborhood Association 2018-2019
President: Jim Gollin
Vice President: Scott Andrews
Treasurer: Richard Ellenberg
Secretary: Mark Herndon
The Canyon Neighborhood Association is governed by a Board, consisting of up to 13 Directors elected to staggered two-year terms, and up to 6 Alternate Directors elected to one-year terms.
The following existing directors are serving the second year of their two- year term, do not need re-election:
Rad Acton 1206 ½ Canyon Road
Robert Findling 212 E. Marcy St.
Scott Andrews 1630 Upper Canyon Rd.
Jay Coghlan 712 Camino Militar
Lawrence J Raifman 631 Camino de la Luz
Mark Herndon 940 453 9449 1519 Upper Canyon Road
The following Directors were elected to a two-year term:
Richard Ellenberg 1714 Canyon Rd.,
Jim Gollin 1688 Cerro Gordo
Carl Beal Randall Davey Audubon 1800 Canyon Rd.
Troy Fernandez 1245 Cerro Gordo Rd
Roxanne Fleszar 1342 Canyon Rd.
Carol Licini 790 Paseo de Florencio
These Alternate Directors need to be elected to a one-year term:
Brad Perkins 3 Camino Pequeno
Michael Last 1211 Upper Canyon Road
Christine Castro 1598 Upper Canyon
Jaclyn M. McLean, 166 Lorenzo Rd
The Canyon Neighborhood Association was founded at least four decades ago for the purpose of gathering a community of neighbors who cherish our eastside neighborhood and strive to preserve its historic attributes. We are committed to maintaining the architectural integrity and natural resources of the canyon environs. We strive to enhance the safety and the cohesion of our neighborhood. This website is our latest endeavor to inform and unite our neighborhood.
Our board members have met faithfully on a monthly basis since our inception. During that time we have tackled such challenges such as restoring the abandoned hydroelectric plant property at the bottom of Upper Canyon Road and shepherding the transfer of an additional 355 acres into conservation in the Upper Canyon, thus protecting it from encroaching residential development. We take what we do seriously, but with a humble, inclusive approach.
We hope you enjoy exploring our new website, and welcome your participation in the Canyon Neighborhood Association’s effort