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 (owners & renters) of Carmel-by-the-Sea and those in its sphere of influence with vested interest in protecting our "Village in the Forest by the Sea". 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.

You're Invited  - Join Us at the Beach!
Sunday June 27th from 4-6 PM

Your Board of Directors are anxious to connect in person once again, this time outside on our local gem - the Carmel City Beach.  This casual get together gathering will be in Cooks Cove immediately to the right of the bottom of the Scenic Thirteenth Avenue stairs.  We will be a visible there with a table, signage and chilled beverage for your mingling with new and long-term members.    Please join us there. 

CRA's - News You Can Use & The Voice

News You Can Use - June 18th Issue HERE.  Articles include: Beach Clean Up June 19th, June 22nd Presentation on Wildfires, June 27th Beach Gathering, July4th Monterey Pops at Devendorf Park and Temporary Parklet Program winding down, plus other City Council items including the FY 2021/2022 Budget Book Here.

The Voice - May-June Issue HERE  Special Issue on Carmel - Articles include: Our Diverse Neighborhoods, Cindy Lloyd Interview, Facelifting Carmel, Carmel Youth Center, Outdoors Seating Survey, Board Updates, VIP Updates, Budget Month at City Hall, and more.  

CRA's Citizen of the Year - is a bi-annual tradition, honors a person whom has, through their service, enhanced the lives of citizens of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  This is our 26th year.  To learn more visit this page for more information. UPDATE - now scheduled for October 10th, 2021.

Our News You Can Use is an email update with the latest news commonly posted shortly after monthly City Council Meetings. The Voice covers topics of longer-term value to our membership.  Archives of all of these email and printed publications can be found HERE.   Plus Our CRA Facebook page will also contain the most recent news, events, photos and open engagement with fellow locals - please join this page.

CRA's Recent - Zoom Events 

March 25th, CRA hosted "My Grandfather, Sam Morse, with Charles Osborne".  The YouTube link is HERE.   For more details on this program visit this link. 

January 28th, CRA hosted "History of Live Theater in Carmel, with Stephen Moore".   View the YouTube link is HERE.  For more details on this program visit this link.

December 9th, CRA hosted "Carmel's Climate Change Initiative Update"  The YouTube link is HERE.  For additional details on this Committees work visit HERE.  

November 19th, CRA hosted  "Dickens in America - a performance by Howard Burnham".  The YouTube link is HERE. For more details on this program  visit HERE.

Oct 21st, CRA Hosted Tracy Shaw's "Flora Woods, Madam of Cannery Row". The YouTube is available HERE.  For more details on this program visit HERE.

Please participate in these sessions live, but if you can't make it, we will post one-click video links here for your viewing on-demand within a day of these live sessions.  All of the CRA Videos are posted on the CRA YouTube Channel HERE.

CRA Beach Clean Up Season - every 3rd Saturday at 9AM - Next One is June 19th

This year marks our 30th Anniversary of this great community volunteer event.  We are starting a month early this year, beginning in March through October. 
Join us from 9 AM to Noon, every 3rd Saturday, at the bottom of Ocean Avenue.  We'll provide the buckets and scoopers; you bring your masks, gloves and sunscreen.  Visit this page for more information

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.

PLUS - CRA leadership hosts the Community Table there at the corner of 6th and Mission - EVERY LAST THURSDAY of EACH MONTH!  Please stop by to pick up your reusable, free "Loving Carmel-by-the-Sea" shopping bag. 

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


Our honored Barbara Livingston passed - 2/23/2021

Barbara, our former longtime CRA President, passed on peacefully in her home on this date.   Barbara's boundless love and contributions to Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Carmel Residents Association is unsurpassed.  Visit this page - for remembrances, press articles, quotes, videos, plus a YouTube link to the Livingston's Family Celebration of Life held on Sunday March 21st.

Please Support our VIP Business Members

Take a look at the list of those that were supporting the CRA's Village Incentive Program here.  All current CRA members receive a yearly new VIP card.


Carmel Chamber of Commerce Catalyst Newsletter 

Sign Up for the Chamber's Catalyst online newsletters here.  It provides great information on and to our valued local Businesses.

Sign up for the Weekly Carmel Friday Letter

Our Village City Administrator and Staff produce a weekly update with a highlight video and other key info on the current week and week to come.  Be sure to signup for this important information here and check out past issues there too.

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.