I have lived in the Morongo Basin for more than 50 years.
What I like most about living in Pioneertown is the small population with homes distanced by acreage. Natural, unobstructed & undeveloped viewscapes, wildlife, protected from expansion by surrounding by BLM and TWC conservation lands, great hiking, nearby Pipes Canyon Preserve, cooler climate punctuated with seasons, variety of plant life, Pappy & Harriet’s, local post office with attentive postmistress . . . .what’s not to like.
Past community involvements include member of local volunteer fire department; served as both president, vice president, secretary and director of Pioneertown property association for several years; chaired ad-hoc citizen committee that developed draft water management plan for local sub-basins; facilitated the re-institution of conservation zoning during 1990 county general plan; led effort that re-directed planning of water pipeline to Pioneertown Road; served in the California Desert Coalition as a strategist and fundraiser in the green path north and black lava butte campaigns.
I am passionate about linking land use to available natural resources, conservation of critical lands especially the Feinstein proposed desert monuments, appropriate renewable energy planning in the Mojave desert especially the creation of a community choice aggregate in the Morongo Basin, inspiring new water wise habits in the basin, ecosystem connectivity.
I continue to be motivated to work within MBCA due to the legacy, synergy, trust, energy, work ethic, and brilliance of the executive board. They all deserve a gold medal for their untiring devotion to the community.