Willow Glen is a district of San Jose, California. It doesn't have exact boundaries--it's almost a state of mind. It's roughly 3 miles southwest of downtown San Jose, and includes all of the original town of Willow Glen (founded in 1927 and annexed by San Jose in 1936), along with many adjacent areas that have developed since then. The traditional boundaries of Willow Glen are the Guadalupe River, Los Gatos Creek, and Coe and Curtner Avenues, though many adjacent areas are usually included today. "Downtown Willow Glen" is on Lincoln Avenue, generally between Coe and Minnesota Avenues.
The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA) generally concentrates its efforts for local matters in an area roughly bounded by Interstate I-280 on the north to Foxworthy Avenue on the south, and from Leigh to the Guadalupe Freeway (California highway 87), with some of the corner areas more closely associated with neighboring associations.
WGNA is pleased to work with adjacent neighborhood associations, and also with the various groups formed for localized issues or specific concerns.
The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA) was formed in 1973 by concerned citizens of Willow Glen who volunteered to represent citizens on issues of neighborhood enhancement and preservation. The WGNA focuses its efforts on matters such as land use, planning, traffic, safety, open space, parks, and recreation. Read about the history of WGNA, and a statistical breakdown of member interests. The WGNA is governed by its bylaws.
WGNA has worked over the years for an informed and active electorate, sound planning, and responsive government which will serve the residents of Willow Glen and neighborhoods throughout San Jose. Current and recent programs include:
Community participation and support are vital to keeping these programs going. Annual membership dues are $10 per individual or $20 for a household or associate membership. (Multi-year discounts available.) Just print the membership form, fill in the blanks, and mail in.
CRM 2/19/98; LLA 11/10/07