Hello, and thanks for visiting our website.
It seems that, as hard as we work, there is always another organization, with
another project, that threatens to destroy the very things that most of us moved
out here to find.
Now ... find out a little bit about CVAN.
Cherry Valley Acres and Neighbors, also known as CVAN, is comprised of residents of Cherry Valley, your friends and neighbors, who have an interest in keeping our community rural, scenic, beautiful, and peaceful. Cherry Valley is that way today largely due to the efforts of this organization, and we believe that, with proper and intelligent planning, it can remain that way.
We have all seen how a community can lose its charm and its standard of living when it is hit with rapid and poorly planned development. There are examples of this sort of thing all over Southern California. We do not want this to happen here, and we are doing all that we can to keep this kind of uncontrolled expansion at bay. It is not easy.
We understand that growth is inevitable. We welcome it, and in fact CVAN is at the forefront of advocating and encouraging forward thinking and intelligent growth. We believe that the Cherry Valley area can be a model for others to follow, and we are more than happy to work with any developer who can catch our vision.
There are those, however, who don't share our values, or our vision of Cherry Valley. There are those who seem to want to bring in high-density housing and all of the problems that come along with it. We think this is shortsighted and irresponsible, and detrimental to all... except for the few developers and politicians who stand to gain.
Do you want Cherry Valley to remain the jewel that it is today? Do you want Cherry Valley to remain a community where you can live and raise you children in peaceful and beautiful surroundings? Do you believe, as we do, that there is room for a little bit of country in what is quickly becoming an immense concrete jungle?
If you do, then please take a look around our site. CVAN is your best resource for important issues concerning the community of Cherry Valley. Poke around and get a feel for who we are and what we're all about. You can even join us in the Forum for discussion on these issues, voice your opinion, and tell us what's on your mind.
Also, won't you consider joining us at one of our meetings? We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Cherry Valley Grange, on the corner of Beaumont Ave and Cherry Valley Blvd, at 7:00 PM (Dark November and December). We'd love to see you there!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead (1901-1978)