President’s Message

It’s time to renew your membership and we’re counting on you now more than ever. This February, the outgoing and incoming HVNA board members met for our bi-annual retreat to discuss the pillars of the HVNA mission. Inclusiveness and equity … Read More

Hayes Valley Tree Removal – Bureau of Forestry Update

Latest update from Bureau of Forestry: I’d like to just clarify a few points about timing.  Although the notices say “30 day tree removal” notice, they are intended to provide 30 days notification and appeal opportunity, not to indicate that … Read More

President’s Message

It’s a new year…2019. We have many promises and challenges in the coming year. As I said after the 2016 election, act locally, and your efforts will be felt. I’m in my last few months as HVNA’s president. Serving for … Read More

Celebrating Our 28th Year Block Party

We hope that your holidays have been happy in and out of Hayes Valley this year! In case you missed it, the 28th annual holiday block party on December 7th brought neighbors together to support the community’s small businesses who … Read More

Merchant Small Business Saturday Info, 2018

Information provided courtesy WIPP. WIPP is a national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs—strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations. It is hard to believe Small Business … Read More

A Look at Hayes Valley Then and Now

Fellow HVNA board member and volunteer Ben Zotto has put together a great post outlining imagery of Hayes Valley both then and now. Read the full post here.

President’s Letter

Act locally in 2018. HVNA hopes to inspire you to meet like-minded neighbors and find purpose to contribute to our community. While the political landscape evolves on all levels, your local actions will have impact. You’ll be receiving a snail … Read More

November/December President’s Column

It’s been an eventful year…to put it mildly. I hope we continue to rethink the meaning of what is “right.” We have been exploring the meaning of truth, justice, and moral behavior, as we watch events unfold both here and … Read More