The mission of The Anderson Springs Community Alliance (ASCA) is to protect, preserve and restore the quality of life, property, natural resources, culture, and history that defines the community and surrounding area of Anderson Springs, California. Its mission statement was created in 2002 and remains just as valid today.
The new Board of Directors is comprised of full time and weekend residents of homes destroyed and still standing, and serves as the voice of the community at this historical juncture. The ASCA board is chaired by Voris Blumfield, a permanent, “still standing” resident of Anderson Springs. Voris has many years of experience working with the County, having at one time served as a county supervisor, and was a founding board member of the Anderson Springs Water District.
The Anderson Springs Community Alliance was founded in 2002 and meets once a month and all are invited to attend. The Alliance is a registered non-profit 501c3. Tax ID: 06-1661314
PO Box 884, Middletown, CA 95461
Jacquelyn Bartlett has been in Anderson Springs almost every weekend since she and her husband, Doug, bought their cabin in 2001. She was the “Social Director” at the recreation center and in that role planned the summer calendar of movies, BBQs, dances, and holiday events. She organized the community volunteers to produce these events. Jacquelyn could be found on the bocce court, or at her cabin creating stonework paths and walls. She spent many hours creating mosaic pieces that she donated to the recreation center volunteers. Jacquelyn had recently retired was living full time in Anderson Springs, waiting for her husband to join her next year. She is excited to rebuild their home and studios in Anderson Springs, to bring forth new life and art and fun and happiness to the community so close to her heart.
Donna Taylor’s mom, Beryleen, purchased a cabin in Anderson Springs in 1979 when Donna was in her early teens. Beryleen and her three kids became weekenders year-round and, whenever possible, spent weeks at a time there hanging out at the pool or at neighbor’s cabin making lifelong friends. Beryleen moved full-time to the cabin in the late 80s and bought two properties adjacent to her own and eventually sold one to Donna who had by then long been bringing her own family to the Springs, sharing it’s friendliness and open heart with a new generation. She is planning to rebuild her cabin and hopes that being on the board she can help others rebuild their cabins as well.
I joined the board early 2017. My wife, Peggy, and I have been coming to the Springs for more than 40 years. In 2002 we purchased a home on Anderson Springs Road. Since my retirement from the semiconductor industry over 14 years ago I have been sole proprietor of Northern Lights, a landscape lighting business. Peggy is a landscape designer. Like so many others, we’re looking to the future when the Springs are more fully populated and once again the days are bustling with joyful activities.
Andrew is a graphic designer living in San Francisco and has been a homeowner in Anderson Springs for almost 10 years and is looking forward to the rebuilding and reenergizing of the Springs.
Born, raised & educated in San Francisco. State certified at Palo Alto Body Therapy school, 1989. Recently semiretired, still love the work enough to hang on a little longer! I have been a part of Anderson Springs since I was four. I met my husband, Tom Grant in Anderson Springs when I was twelve. We married in 1966, have two grown children and four grandchildren. Our family of ten loves Anderson Springs so much, therefore, we are definitely rebuilding. Our favorite thing about the Springs is our awesome community, they are the best!
I was born in San Francisco and have been moving to quieter and quieter places ever since. Anderson Springs is just right. I made an offer on an empty lot the same day I saw the springs for the first time and became a full time resident in 2008. Over the last ten years I have grown to love and respect this community tremendously. I recently retired from the Postal Service I am now living with my wife Erica in our newly reconstructed home. It’s good to be back. I am excited to be involved in the rebuilding of this very special place.
As a Board Secretary, Heather Merriam makes sure that the minutes of the meetings are well recorded. Heather and her husband Whitney Vosburgh bought their house, formally known as the “Mustard Mansion” in 2012. They had three divine years there before the Valley Fire destroyed most of the community. The Mustard Mansion was one of only 18 structures that survived the valley fire. In her professional life, Heather is a senior search consultant for “Leadership Search Partners,” a boutique executive search firm that does searches for nonprofits in the SF Bay Area and beyond. She is also Board Secretary for the Red Panda Network.
Voris and family purchased their Anderson Springs Foard Road cabin in the spring of 1975. The youngest of their four children was born at home in 1977. Voris taught at Yuba College in Marysville and Lake County for 8 years, served on the Middletown School Board for 5 years. From 1979 -1984 she wrote grants and led the community in developing The Anderson Springs water system. She served on the Lake County Board of Supervisors from 1985-1992. Currently she is President of the Lake County Historical Society and part-time Lay Pastor at Kelseyville United Methodist Church.