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". 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.

CRA's - News You Can Use & The Voice

The Voice - January-February Issue HERE  Articles include: 2021 Outlook, Visitors Comments, Citizens of the Year Nominations Open, Jan 28th History of Carmel's Live Theater, Harrison Library History, Frankie Laney Bio, and lots more on CRA and News About Town. 

News You Can Use - January 7th Issue HERETopics include: Amazing New Year, CRA Zoom Jan 28th, City Council Updates: Request for Periodic Closure of Scenic, Sidewalk Vending, Budget & Donations. PlusCOVID19 Tests & Vaccine rollout and more.

New "News You Can Use" is most commonly a timely email update bridging between issues of The Voice, commonly posted shortly after monthly City Council Meetings. The Voice covers topics with longer-term value to our membership.  Archives of all of these publications can be found HERE.

CRA's Latest - Zoom Events 

Join us in the New Year on Thursday, January 28th at 5:PM, with Stephen Moorer for History of Live Theater in Carmel - Zoom session     Your One Click Access to this Zoom session is HERE.  Or go to www.zoom.com, Enter Meeting # 837 1436 6569, Password: Theater.  For more details on this great event and Stephen Moorer please visit this link.

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On Wednesday December 9th CRA hosted "Carmel's Climate Change Initiative Update" with our Village council persons Jeff Baron & Carrie Theis providing the scope, efforts and timeline for this project's efforts.  View the YouTube of this great session HERE.   For additional information on this Committees work visit HERE.  

On Thursday November 19th - CRA Hosted  "Dickens in America - a performance by Howard Burnham".  The YouTube of this performance is available HERE....and for more details on this performance and it's characters visit HERE

On Thursday Oct 21st –  CRA Hosted Tracy Shaw as she shares stories of her great-grandmother - Flora Woods, Madam of Cannery Row  from early in the 20th century. The YouTube of this great program is available HERE.  ....and for more details on this program content visit HERE

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 website.     Our Recordings are posted on the CRA YouTube Page HERE

Farmers Market Serving Carmel Area - Weekly

Thursdays - from 10 AM to 2 PM  In Carmel by the Sea - just behind Devendorf Park on Sixth Avenue between Junipero and Mission Streets on 6th.

Enjoy local certified organic fresh farm produce, plants, fresh cut flowers, baked good and various specialty items...and some entertainment too.


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.