City of Del Mar honors committees, boards and other volunteers
The City of Del Mar held its annual Volunteer Reception Sept. 12 at the Powerhouse Community Center to thank its many volunteers for their service. Below is a list of community organizations honored.
ADOPT A SPOT:It is a beautification program manned by interested volunteers who have the desire to help maintain and beautify city property.
BUSINESS SUPPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE:This committee consists of business owners and commercial property owners within the City of Del Mar. Their purpose is to provide advice to the City Council on the challenges facing Del Mar’s businesses, in particular the current processes and regulations, and to provide input to City Council on initiatives that affect the business community.
CERT(Community Emergency Response Team): CERT members learn how to care for themselves, their family and neighbors should a disaster occur and emergency services are overwhelmed.
DEL MAR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS:Del Mar Community Connections is a volunteer-driven organization providing programs and services that allow our maturing residents to live safely, vibrantly and independently in the homes they love.
DEL MAR FARMERS’ MARKET:The Del Mar Farmers’ Market is a tradition in Del Mar with vendors providing fresh produce, fresh fish, hand crafted cheeses, flowers, plants and more.
DEL MAR FOUNDATION:The mission of the Del Mar Foundation is to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar.
DEL MAR GARDEN CLUB:Contributes to the beautification of the City of Del Mar, such as the Library, the Post Office, and the City Hall.
DEL MAR HISTORICAL SOCIETY:Mission is to discover, record, collect, preserve, perpetuate, and display for public benefit the historical facts, artifacts, properties, and other material concerning the history of the village of Del Mar.
DEL MAR HOUSING CORP.:Provides the City of Del Mar with guidance in connection with the Affordable Housing Program and the Housing Element.
DEL MAR ROSE SOCIETY:Promotes the cultivation of roses.
DEL MAR TELEVISION FOUNDATION:The Del Mar Television Foundation has a unique forum for public access viewers. It fosters media education and programming for community minded individuals.
DEL MAR VILLAGE ASSOCIATION:Mission is enhancing the vitality of the Village of Del Mar while preserving its history and unique character
DESIGN REVIEW BOARD:The Design Review Board’s review involves an evaluation of a structure’s placement and size, the materials and colors to be used, and in the case of a new structure, the type and extent of the landscaping proposed. It also involves an evaluation of the project’s compatibility with surrounding development.
FAIRGROUNDS MASTER PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE:Advises and assists the City Council in representing Del Mar’s interests to the 22nd DAA, including the progress of the 22nd DAA Master Plan.
FINANCE COMMITTEE:The Finance Committee reviews the annual budget, quarterly financial reports and the annual audited financial statements and the City’s investment policy. The Committee researches and reports on financial issues of interest to the City Council.
FRIENDS OF THE DEL MAR LIBRARY:Friends’ groups raise money and advocate for the library. This includes book sales, concerts, and events such as Harry Potter Birthday Bashes, Rancho Santa Fe’s Rancho Days Festival, and Fallbrook’s Art of the Book Festival.
FRIENDS OF THE DEL MAR PARKS:Mission is to acquire, preserve, enhance, and support recreational, educational and open space in the Del Mar area for the benefit of the greater Del Mar community.
FRIENDS OF THE POWERHOUSE:The Friends of the Powerhouse raise funds to assist the City of Del Mar with ongoing preservation and enhancement of the Powerhouse Community Center and adjoining public recreational areas.
HOUSING ELEMENT AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE:Assists the City in updating the Community (General) Plan Housing Element every five years.
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE:This Committee is dedicated to providing oversight of the City’s beautiful parks and open space areas. The Committee also works to improve access within and between the parks and the beach.
PLANNING COMMISSION:The Planning Commission is charged with the administration of the Community Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and Map, and review of related plan applications. The Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding applications for Subdivisions, Zone Code Amendments, Local Coastal Plan Amendments and Community Plan Amendments.
AD HOC SAN DIEGUITO DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT COMMITTEE (SDDT):The SDDT provides input, guidance and community comment on the preparation of the preliminary engineering, technical studies and environmental documents for the San Dieguito Double Track and Special Events Platform (SDDT) project.
SAN DIEGUITO LAGOON COMMITTEE:The Lagoon Committee is charged with overseeing the preservation and enhancement of the San Dieguito Lagoon. The Committee participates on both local and regional levels.
SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY BOARD:The Sustainability Advisory Board was established to assist the City Council in promoting clean and reliable energy and in taking a leadership position in educating its residents and businesses about energy savings programs.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE:TPAC is a committee actively pursuing the improvement of the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and the motoring public in Del Mar.