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Who We Are and What We Do

The Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association provides a public forum for the people who live, work, and play in the greater Eureka Valley area to discuss common issues and concerns, and help develop solutions to improve the neighborhood. Please Join EVNA by clicking the “Join” tab above

Goals of EVNA:

  • Protect and enhance the character of the neighborhood, its historic resources and significant topographic features and open space
  • Ensure that growth, development, and public access are compatible with and meet the needs of residents and the business community
  • Protect and improve public health and safety
  • Encourage friendly association among neighbors and businesses
  • Provide an educational forum and community outreach to community partners

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Castro/EVNA Public Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sep. and the annual meeting is the second Wednesday of Nov. at 7PM in the Castro Community Room, 501 Castro at 18th!

Next Public Meeting: March 26, 2014:
David Campos candidate for Tom Ammiano’s Assembly seat
Save City College Representatives
Walgreens Representatives who would like to get feedback on their desire to add alcoholic beverage sales to their Market Street store near 15th.
Public Forum: 30 minutes set aside for meeting attendees to raise issue of concern, importance and neighborhood updates.

* Upcoming Board Meetings: April 9 and May 14 at Chase Bank Community Room (15th & Sanchez)
* Upcoming Planning Committee Meeting: April 2 and May 7 at Chase
* Upcoming Quality of Life Committee Meeting, email chair Aaron.Seivertson@EVNA.org

Members and the Public are welcome to attend Board and committee meetings.


At the November 13 Public meeting, the Board asked for a temperature check on several issues in the neighborhood. The intent is to receive guidance from membership on the approach we should take, which topics are important, and which need to be understood better.

NOTE: These were not a formal votes, and most of these topics will be discussed in greater detail at a future meeting or in the newsletter.
If you were unable to attend last night's meeting, please feel free to send me your opinion.

Bylaws change and Meet your 2014 Board of Directors


Bios for the Board can be found on the About Us tab.

President: Alan Beach-Nelson, Castro St.
Secretary: Rob Cox, Hartford St.
Treasurer and Planning Committee Rep.: Gary Weiss; Mars St.

Committee Chairs:
Member and Community Engagement: Mark McHale
Newsletter & Social Media: James Kelm; Castro Village Wine Co.
Quality of Life Committee: Aaron Seivertson; Hartford St.
Technology and Marketing: Orie Zaklad, Collingwood St.

Patrick Crogan, Market St.

EVNA Board recommends proposed Bylaws change:

At the October 9, 2013 Board of Director’s meeting a change to the Bylaws was proposed to modify Article VIII, section 4 of the Bylaws concerning chairpersons serving on the Board of Directors. By a vote of 7, it was approved and is recommended for ratification by the membership.

EVNA Officer and Board of Directors Elections

EVNA Slate of Officers and Directors for ratification by membership, Wednesday, November 13, 2013. With membership approval, we will elect the whole slate in one vote. Or we’ll vote on each candidate individually. Brief Bios of each Officer and Board Member candidate is available in our current newsletter at http://evna.org/news

President: Alan Beach-Nelson, Castro St., a returning Officer candidate
Secretary: Rob Cox, Hartford St., a returning Officer candidate

EVNA Board Meeting Minutes, September 5, 2013 7:05 p.m.

Present: Alan Beach-Nelson, President; Rob Cox, Secretary; Gary Weiss, Treasurer; Judy Hoyem; Patrick Crogan; Mary Edna Harrell; Aaron Seivertson; Mark McHale; Steve Clark-Hall - emeritus
Absent: Tim Eicher
Guests: John Golinger – No Wall on the Waterfront
Dave Perry – Lucas Cultural Arts Museum
Orie Zaklad –Board Candidate and presenting a report on the Castro Business Mix

Welcome and Introductions

Treasurers Report


Welcome to Castro/EVNA! The neighborhood group serving the residents and others who work and play in San Francisco's Eureka Valley neighborhoods of the Castro, Duboce Triangle and Upper Market.