Past Events, Newsletters, Advocacy, & Meeting Minutes

Calendar Year 2024

WGNA Presents
Mayor Matt Mahan
on the Budget

Monday, May 20, 2024, 6:30-7:30pm
St. Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Mahan Budget Meeting

Dumpster Day

E-waste Disposal and Goodwill Truck available too!
Saturday, May 4, 2024, 9am - 12pm (or until bins are full)
Dry Creek Road next to Willow Glen High, between Cherry Ave and Cottle Ave

Membership Meeting: Special Guest, Mayor Matt Mahan
Monday, January 22, 2024 @ 6:30 pm.
St. Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Ave., San Jose, CA 95125

 

Calendar Year 2023

November 7, 2023, 5:30-8pm - Meet and Greet at Wheelhouse of Willow Glen, 1173 Lincoln Ave.
Come have some Round Table Pizza with us and find out what we're doing!

November - WGNA Decorates Tree at Christmas in the Park

September 19, 2023, San Jose City Planner Martina Davis Presentation

August 1, 2023 National Night Out

WGNA 50th Anniversary Party

Summer 2023 Newsletter

Willow Glen Neighborhood Association's previous fiscal year ran from June to May prior to 2023

Changed to Calendar Year in 2023

— June 2022 thru December 2023 —

BOARD

President:  De Anna Mirzadegan

Vice President:  Mitchell Ehrlich

Vice President:  Kathleen Almoslino

Treasurer: Brian Yee

Secretary:  Mary Fox

 

Fiscal Year June 2022 - May 2023

WGNA CLOCK UNVEILING - MAY 25, 2022 @ 1098 LINCOLN AVE

Spring 2023 Newsletter

WGNA Membership Meeting: Thursday, April 27th at 7:00pm: Disaster Preparedness Presentation via Zoom

The City of San Jose Office of Emergency Management will be presenting tips and tricks to manage a variety of emergency situations. At least one individual on every block of Willow Glen should consider becoming educated on how to help themselves and immediate neighbors. Depending upon the situation, there may not be any assistance available for 24-48 hours. 

Dumpster & Goodwill drop off: Saturday April 1st @8:30am until full. Sponsored by WGNA, Councilperson Dev Davis, & Goodwill

January 2023 Newsletter

Thursday, January 26 @ 7pm

We are very excited to start the new year with a Membership Meeting featuring the new Mayor, Matt Mahan.

The meeting will focus on the Mayor's plan to help the unhoused in our city. If you have questions for the mayor, please email in advance to [email protected].

Christmas in the Park

October 28, 2022 - Trick or Treat on the Avenue

CANDIDATE FORUM

WGNA hosted a Mayoral Candidate forum on Thursday, October 20th at 7pm via Zoom with:

Cindy Chavez: "Genuine Leadership"

Matt Mahan: "Revolution of Common Sense"

On November 8th we be voting for our next Mayor as well as our local Assembly person.

WGNA takes pride in hosting nonpartisan, unbiased candidate forums.

Watch our Mayoral candidate forum with candidates Councilperson Matt Mahan and Supervisor Cindy Chavez.
Interesting conversations about homelessness strategies, housing density, sanctuary cities, how safe they think San Jose is, and more.

October 2022 San Jose Mercury News Letter to Editor about WGNA Mayor Forum

Fall 2022 Newsletter

September 28, 2022 Assembly Forum

 

CANDIDATE FORUMS

On November 8th we be voting for our next Mayor as well as our local Assembly person.

WGNA takes pride in hosting nonpartisan, unbiased candidate forums.

 

 

We hosted an 28th District Assembly Forum on September 27th at 7pm via Zoom with:

Liz Lawler:

  • Hold Leaders Accountable
  • Restore Common Sense Problem-Solving
  • Reject Partisan Bickering and Promote Cooperation

Presented by the Willow Glen Business Association, a tax exempt nonprofit, 501 (c)(3), donations are tax exempt.

The 5th Annual Willow Glen Summer BBQ Competition / BBQ in the Glen is a community event featuring amateur and professional BBQ teams competing for pride and prizes. Teams are made of families and friends which has created a positive response from our community. It's a great new tradition in Willow Glen!

This family event gives the community the opportunity to sample BBQ from over 20 teams while enjoying a Kids' Court and an afternoon of music, craft beer, wine, and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Opportunity to promote your business and distribute samples, promotional literature and/or trial offers to more than 4,500 people from throughout the bay area on the day of the event and 13,000+ on Facebook & lnstagram.

 

 

August 2, 2022 National Night Out, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

June 2022 Newsletter

June 2022 Meeting Minutes

 

— June 2021 thru May 2022 —

BOARD

President:  De Anna Mirzadegan

Vice President:  Mitchell Ehrlich

Vice President:  Kathleen Almoslino

Secretary:  Lisa Morse

Treasurer:  De Anna Mirzadegan / Mitchell Ehrlich

May 19th, 2022 Membership Meeting Minutes

May Membership Meeting Video

Speakers: 

Coalition of the Unhoused with Todd Langton, Virginia Becker, and Richard Scott

John Carr - Implications of closing of Reid Hillview Airport

May 2022 Officer Elections:

Each May, WGNA members vote to elect the executive officers of the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association.  Executive officers have a one-year term and a two-year term limit for the position.  This year the president and vice presidents are seeking re-election.  

President:  De Anna Mirzadegan
VP: Mitch Ehrlich
VP: Kathleen Almoslino
Treasurer:  Brian Yi
Secretary: Mary Kenter Fox

Their past year accomplishments include the illuminated clock in Downtown Willow Glen, several neighborhood clean up events, advocacy for Willow Glen during re-districting, a Mayoral Candidate forum, sponsoring six more art boxes, and more.

 

May 2022 Newsletter

April 21st, 2022 Board Meeting

Saturday, April 16th, 2022: Dumpster Day with Goodwill Truck for Donations

Thursday, March 17, 2022 Membership Meeting

 

MEMBERSHIP MEETING Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7pm via Zoom

Agenda

  • Opening 
  • Councilmember Dev Davis:  Update on SB9, San Jose Electrification Plan and Regulate of the sale of nitrous oxide in smoke/vape shops.  The San Jose Mercury News published an article about this dangerous inhalant and the proposed regulations.
  • San Jose Police Department presentation on Crime Stats, Police Force Numbers, WG Patrol Info, Crime Prevention Tips, and How Residents can better support the Police
  • Councilmember Pam Foley
  • WGNA Event Updates
  • Closing

March 2022 Newsletter

WGNA Membership Board Meeting February 17, 2022

February 2022 Newsletter

January 20, 2022 View the Mayoral Candidate Forum on YouTube Here

January 2022 Newsletter

WGNA Membership Meeting October 21, 2021

WGNA Meeting Minutes September 16, 2021

WGNA Meeting Minutes August 2021

 

BOARD ELECTION

Email to Membership Board Elections

 

NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCACY

Letter to Redistricting Commission #6 20211207

Letter to Redistricting Commission #5 20221118

Letter to Redistricting Commission #4 20211102

Redistricting Letter to County Supervisors 20211024

Letter to Redistricting Commission #3 20211024

Letter to Redistricting Commissioners #2 20211019

Letter to Redistricting Commissioners #1 20211009

 

Neighborhood Distribution of Flyers to Save Single Family Zoning

Neighborhood Distribution of Flyers to Save Single Family Zoning

NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION

Seven Foot Illuminated Clock

EVENTS

Willow Glen Farmer's Market September 25, 2021

 

 

 

Dumpster Day September 11, 2021

Dumpster Day Board Volunteers

 


 

— June 2020 thru May 2021 —

BOARD

President:  Mitchell Ehrlich

Vice President:  De Anna Mirzadegan

Secretary:  Kathleen Almoslino

Treasurer:  De Anna Mirzadegan

 

MEETING MINUTES

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

January 2021

March 2021

 

NONPROFIT STATUS

Nonprofit Reinstatement

Documents submitted to IRS

 

ADVOCACY

Dec 2020 Letter to CP David re Crime

Aug 2020 Membership Letter re Opportunity Housing

Aug 2020 Save Single Family Zoning Letter to City Page 1

Aug 2020 Save Single Family Zoning Letter to City Page 2

 

EVENTS

WGNA & Dev Davis Sponsored Dumpster Day Nov 2020

Nov 2020 Dumpster Day

Sponsor WGLL 2020

 

WILLOW GLEN BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS

2020 WGNA Sponsored Art Box Cherry & Curtner

 

PETITIONS & SURVEYS

Aug 2020 Petition to Save Single Family Zoning

March 2021 Willow Glen Quality of Life Survey

 

 


— 2019–2020 —

BOARD Dec 2019 - June 2020

President:  Mitchell Ehrlich

Vice President:  De Anna Mirzadegan

Secretary:  Kathleen Almoslino

Treasurer:  Mitchell Ehrlich / De Anna Mirzadegan

BOARD until Dec 2019

President:  Elizabeth Estensen

Vice President:  Konstantin Voronin

Vice President:  Rod Brittner

Secretary:  Kathleen Almoslino

Treasurer:  Mitchell Ehrlich

 

Jan 2020 Meeting

October 24, 2019 Open House Meeting at Willow Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

June 27, 2019 | JUL | AUG-No Meeting 

First Qtr FY2020 Treasury Report  | Sept 12, 2019 Unedited | Sept 26, 2019

 D15 Senate Candidate Forum Video | Nov 7, 2019 | DEC

  Jan 23, 2020 Meeting Audio  (Download or open with Google Music Player)

Treasurer Report Jun-Dec 2019 prepared by De Anna Mirzadegan


— 2018–2019 —

 JUN | JUL | AUG | SEPT | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR | April| May 23, 2019

Financial Statement for Fiscal Year 2019, prepared Jan 2020

(Meeting Minutes have not been located/provided by 2018-2019 Board)


— 2017-2018 —

 JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | Oct 12, 2017Nov 9, 2017 | Dec 14, 2017 | JAN | March 8, 2018 Financial | March 8, 2018April 5, 2018May 16, 2018 

Treasurer's Report, as of 11 May 2017

Financial Statement Fiscal Year 2018, created January 2020

*December 14, 2017 includes special notes from a Town Hall Meeting in the Gardner neighborhood.

Other minutes are in possession of the Board Secretary


 

— 2016–2017 — 

May 25, 2016 Press Release | June 23, 2016 | July 23, 2016 | August 25, 2016 | Sept 22, 2016 | Oct 23, 2016 | Nov 10, 2016  

Jan 12, 2017 | Feb 8, 2017 | March 9, 2017 | April 13, 2017 | May 11, 2017 | May 25, 2017

Treasurer's Report, as of 13 October 2016

Treasurer's Report, as of January 12, 2017

Treasurer's Report, as of 11 May 2017

WGNA Nominating Committee Vacancy, board vote on 24 April 2017 by email.

IRS e-Postcard for form 990 tax filings, years 2008-2012 (posted on 29 April 2017)

There was no Board & Membership Meeting for December 2016, as this month is usually a holiday break period.  Instead, WGNA hosted its annual Holiday Lights Tour, a holiday bus ride which includes a catered event that benefits local senior citizens. 


 

– 2015-2016 –

 MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | May 23, 2016  | May 25, 2016 Press Release


 

– 2014-2015 –

 MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB (Road Diet) | MAR | APR


 

– 2013-2014

MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR (1) | MAR (2) | APR


 

– 2012-2013 –

MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG |  SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR | APR


 

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