The Voice Newsletter

Six times a year, the Carmel Residents Association creates and publishes an online and printed newsletter called The Voice. Paper copies of every issue are mailed first-class to CRA members and distributed to the wider community at several locations, including the Carmel-by-the-Sea post office, Harrison Memorial Library, Carmel Drug Store, Bruno’s Market & Deli and Nielsen Brothers Market.

The Voice showcases a mix of village news, commentaries on Carmel life, personality pieces, interviews, investigative reporting, photography, announcements of scheduled CRA social events, association meetings, our public speakers series, accounts of other CRA activities and an occasional editorial. Content creation and management is done by CRA members who volunteer their time and skills. Design and production are done by an outside designer and printer.

The editorial board responsible for writing and editing The Voice includes: Barbara Livingston, CRA President and three-term past member of the Carmel-by-the-Sea City Council; Tom Parks, playwright, producer and director whose work is featured at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts; and Mary Condry, past president of the CRA and indefatigable community volunteer. All three editorial board members are also members of the CRA Board of Directors.

Every issue, the Voice team tries hard to raise the bar in order to keep Carmel the beautiful, quiet, safe and friendly place it has always been and should always be. It is a lot of hard but rewarding work by our dedicated editorial staff, writers, content managers, photographers, production team and mailing and distribution crews. We'd love for you to join us by writing an editorial or volunteering to be a Writer or Editor on your Volunteer Profile

If you have an interest in publishing an editorial in The Voice please contact us at [email protected]

Look for The Voice at the start of every other month: January, March, May*, July*, September and November.   (*Postponed issues due to COVID19.  See email update to members for these months on the archive page link below)

To get the latest issue click here.

To view the archives of previous years click here.

CRA Communications Team

Editorial Board: Barbara Livingston, Mary Condry, Tom Parks

Regular Contributors:

  • President's Musings: Barbara Livingston
  • Old Carmel: Doug Schmitz
  • Village Voices: Tom Parks
  • CRA Stuff: Mary Condry

Design and Production: Monterey Bay Design

Communications Director: Nancy Twomey

Distribution: Carl Iverson, Vicki Kou

Facebook Manager: Nancy Twomey

Mailing: Frankie Laney