Welcome to the Carmel Residents Association Website

Since 1987, the Carmel Residents Association has been the premier community civic organization for full and part-time residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea and those in its sphere of influence vested interest in protecting our "Village in the Forest".  With new tools available, you can now also join, renew and make donations to the CRA, register and pay for CRA-sponsored events and much more, all online. Click here for a more detailed overview.

News You Can Use - Email Update Sept 4 2020

Members were sent the latest results from the City Council Meeting Sept 1st and more.  Items from the Council included: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Rules for the use of Carmel Beach, Carmel Beach Closure Labor Day Weekend, Ambulance Operations Report and Appeal of the Denial of Use Permit.               Visit this link to get this issue. 

Plus - See “the Voice” September/October Issue here and in your postal mail now.  

Please support to our CRA Carmel Mutt Mitt Dispenser GoFundMe Campaign

Prepare to Vote: All-In-One, Every Vote Counts – from Carmel to DC - Track your ballot and much more.

CRA's Two October Zoom Events - Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, October 1st from 7-9:PM - Election Year - CRA's Candidates Forum.  A panel discussion with Candidates for Mayor and two City Council Seats will be moderated by a CRA Board Member - based on questions from you. Please, send in your questions to [email protected] today. 

On Thursday evening October 1st Join our webinar HERE. Or go to www.zoom.com and join meeting # 882 5032 1360, with password Candidates.  MORE - Details for this event shown HERE.

Wednesday, October 21st  at 5:PMNEW DATE - The Cannery Row Madam, Flora Woods still has untold stories to share. Flora Woods’ great-granddaughter, Tracy Shaw, has a tell-all history of Flora and Cannery Row from the turn of the 20th century.   

On Wednesday evening October 21st Join our webinar HERE. Or go to www.zoom.com and join meeting # 863 1476 2905, with password Madam. 

If ZOOM is new for you, visit this "how to video" created by the Carmel Harrison Library team.  Please participate live but if you can't make it, we will share one-click video recordings for your viewing on-demand within a day of these dates on the CRA web site

CRA - Carmel Beach Monthly Beach Cleanup - Next Date September 19th

Every seasonally supported third Saturday of each month - volunteers gather to pickup refuse from Carmel Beach beginning at 9:30 AM.  Meet the team at the bottom of Ocean Avenue (Del Mar Park) and bring your masks, gloves & sunscreen.  All other supplies and instructions for coverage provided as everyone gathers. Click here for more information. 

Two Farmers Markets Serving Carmel Area - Weekly

Tuesdays - from 9 AM to 1 PM      In Carmel at Barnyard Shopping Center - near Highway 1 and Rio Road

Thursdays - from 10 AM to 2 PM  In Carmel by the Sea - just behind Devendorf Park on Sixth Avenue between Junipero and Mission Streets 

Enjoy local certified organic fresh farm produce, plants, fresh cut flowers, and various specialty items.


Please Support our VIP Business Members

No need to tell you the challenges every business is having in town. Take a look at the list of those that were supporting the CRA's Village Incentive Program here and show them some love while saving some dollars with these offers.   

Carmel Chamber Catalyst Newsletter 

Siignup for the Chamber's Catalyst online newsletters here.  It provides great information on and to our valued local Businesses - with increased guidance on alignment with COVID19 guidelines and programs. 

COVID19 in Monterey County

To see the latest detailed charts and tables from the Monterey health department, click here


During this historic time, here is an expanded list of Online Resources from Local to Global on COVID-19. 

As always, please stay safe and healthy. Thank you for working to keep our community strong.