CRA Programs

Throughout the year, the CRA sponsors educational programs that cover subjects important to the Village. This includes topics related to our history, environmental issues, or speakers who have made a big impact on our community. They can take the form of individual speakers or panel discussions. We also sponsor candidate forums during election years and partner with other groups in the Village to hold town halls on important and timely issues. Most programs are held in Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center. 

The schedule of this year's programs is below:

January 30 - The Future of Carmel Panel Discussion - Sunset Center at 5:00 PM

This was a lively panel discussion with four distinguished guest speakers. 

  • Moderator – Tom Parks – CRA Board member

  • Michael DeLapa – Executive Director LandWatch Monterey County

  • Karyl Hall – Carmel Historic Resources Board member

  • Neal Kruse – Home designer and Radio Personality

  • Stephanie Locke – Carmel Planning Commissioner/Monterey Water District

        Click here for Program Notes
        Click here for Program Video


CANCELLED for now (formerly Mar 18) – Julie Packard of Monterey Bay Aquarium 


CANCELLED for now (Formerly May 21) – Annual Meeting and Pasta Feed with Mayor Potter - Vista Lobos

Join us at Vista Lobos for our Annual Meeting where we will all have a chance to socialize, hear from CRA Board Members, learn about our future plans and enjoy a great "home-cooked" pasta meal. This event tends to sell out so be sure to register early. We will be sending out an email that will include a link to register and pay online. The link will also be posted here soon.

 Sept 24 Flora Wood, Madam of Cannery Row  - Zoom session at 5:00 PM - more information to follow.

 Oct 1 – Candidates Forum - Sunset Center at 5:00 PM

This is a must see event for those who are concerned about our Village and want to get to know the candidates for our City Council and Mayor.

 Nov 19 –  Pat Hathaway, Old Photos of Carmel  - Sunset Center at 5:00 PM