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.

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 with 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

Please Take Outdoor Dining City Survey. HERE  Your voice is critical in how a permanent outdoor seating program will impact the look and feel of our Village.  This survey was prepared by our City Staff in collaboration with our businesses and residents.  This survey will be available throughout May.  Background & context is available in this City report here.

News You Can Use - April 15 Issue HERE Articles include: CRA Out and About, Revisit Items, and Upcoming City Event Dates, plus Expanded City Council Highlights from April 6th with lots of Budget and New Projects including Devendorf Plaza and Paid Parking.

The Voice - March-April Issue HERE  Articles include: Exploring Carmel, Volunteering, March Zoom Program, Our First Fire Chief, Village Voice on Photographer Joan Brophy Thomas, and lots more on CRA and News About Town.  With the sad passing of Barbara Livingston, you will also find a Remembrance insert.

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 on past recipients and guidelines on nominating 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.  Charles researched and authored  “Boss:  S.F.B. Morse, Founder of Pebble Beach”.  Charles, a businessman and native son, will share images and stories about his grandfather – who by all accounts was a renaissance man – conservationist, athlete, artist, and entrepreneur.    For more information on this session, pictures and quotes from the author, visit this link

January 28th, CRA hosted "History of Live Theater in Carmel, with Stephen Moore".   View the YouTube Video of this session HERE.   Learn about the early personalities bringing their Bohemian influence to our Village including surnames such as Sterling, Austin, London, and Hopper.  Hear about the performances and locations including ranging from Carmel Arts & Crafts Clubhouse, Forest Theater, Golden Bough, Circle Theater, Sunset Center & Carl Cherry Center.  For more on this presentation and Mr. Moore please visit this link.

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.  

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

Oct 21st, CRA Hosted Tracy Shaw's "Flora Woods, Madam of Cannery Row", as she shares stories about her Great Grandmother 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

CRA Beach Clean Up Season - every 3rd Saturday at 9AM - Next One May 15th 

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.


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 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.