About Us

About Us

Introduction

Bennett Valley VistaWelcome to the Home Page of the Bennett Valley Community Association. 

Located on the southeastern border of Santa Rosa California, Bennett Valley is comprised of 15,500 acres of oak-crested peaks and rolling hills of grass. Whether you already live in Bennett Valley, are just visiting, or plan to move here, we can all undoubtedly attest to the magnificent beauty that the valley offers us. Preserving the beauty of the Valley is a responsibility shared by all who enjoy it, and the Bennett Valley Community Association invites you to share its vision and explore this web site provided for your education, enrichment and enjoyment.

Purpose of the BVCA 

To build a sense of community in Bennett Valley by serving as an open forum for community participation; to provide information on local environmental and land use issues and encourage communication between residents and government agencies with the goal of promoting and preserving the rural character and natural environment of Bennett Valley; to educate and provide resources that enable disaster and emergency preparedness.

The Bennett Valley Community Association was established in 1970, and was called the Bennett Valley Homeowners' Association until 2012.

The elected 9-member board is comprised of Bennett Valley landowners & residents who have a strong commitment to fulfilling the purpose of the BVCA.

How To Become a Member

We are always looking for new members. Whether a land-holder, or not, you can join online, just click the "Join" link in the Menu on the left of this page and then please send us your annual dues which you can also pay online. Dues are $20 per household per year to receive our newsletter, the Bennett Valley VOICE by email. $25 per household per year if you would like to receive a printed copy of the VOICE by mail.

History of Bennett Valley

Bennett Valley is nestled between three mountainous peaks; Taylor Mountain to the west, Sonoma Mountain to the south, and what are known today as Bennett Peak and Bennett Ridge to the east.

To read a history of the area visit The History of Bennett Valley.

 

President -
Craig Harrison, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 573-9990
Vice-President & Membership Coordinator-
Larissa Goliti, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 578-3453
Treasurer -
Debra J. Forton Engel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 526-1488
Secretary -
Frank LaCombe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 585-3482
Directors -
James K. Cobb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 586-9172
Gary Barner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 481-6196
Deborah Rogers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 322-4753
Karen Sommer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 528-8982
Bill Finkelstein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 536-1026, Webmaster
VOICE Newsletter Editor -
Shay Weisbrich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bennett Valley Emergency Preparation Coordinator -
Karen Sommer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (707) 528-8982

Send all mail to:
Bennett Valley Community Association Board of Directors
P.O. Box 2666
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Anyone can become a member of the Bennett Valley Community Association.  

For more information please see our FAQs.

See the Bennett Valley CERT Video on YouTube

Online Version of the Bennett Valley Brochure

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BVCA Mission

  • To build a sense of community in Bennett Valley by serving as an open forum for community participation;
  • To provide information on local environmental and land use issues and encourage communication between residents and government agencies with the goal of promoting and preserving the rural character and natural environment of Bennett Valley;
  • To educate and provide resources that enable disaster and emergency preparedness.

The Bennett Valley Community Association is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit.