About

Our Mission

The BHCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and our mission is to improve the quality of life in our neighborhood through the actions of residents who volunteer their time, skills, and energy by working closely with neighbors, historic districts, local businesses, schools, community organizations, the 3rd district council office, and city staff. 

The BHCA and its membership support many community-centered activities including the following:

 

  • Our award-winning community newsletter. 

  • Meet neighbors and listen to guest speakers at our monthly meetings.

  • Belmont Heights Historic Districts.

  • Belmont Heights Make a Difference Day.

  • Belmont Heights Art & Architecture Tours.  

  • Egg Hunt in the Heights.

  • Goblin in the Greenbelt.

  • Holiday tree lights in the Colorado Lagoon.

  • A yearly PTA donation to one of our local public schools.

  • COVID-19 Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Donation.

Our History

The roots of the BHCA date back to 1910 and has been known throughout the decades as the Belmont Improvement Association (1910s), Belmont Heights Improvement Association (1940s), and Belmont Heights-Belmont Park United Citizens (1970s).

 

The BHCA, as known today, started taking shape in the early 1990s. Its focus then was compiling accurate crime statistics. The group was reactivated in 2005, led by Dianne Sundstrom, Maureen Neeley and Marc Coleman in reaction to the teardowns and rebuilds considered out of character to the neighborhood.

 

Today, the BHCA is comprised of homeowners, renters, and business owners who seek to provide a healthy forum for neighborhood solutions and community gatherings. Our volunteer board and members continue the legacy of those early Belmont Heights residents and leaders who sought to improve life in our neighborhood.

Meet the Board

Gina Redican

President

My goal is expanding
community outreach through an increased variety of neighborhood activities and strengthening BHCA bonds with local businesses.

Jill Unze

Secretary

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As a well versed member of the community Jill brings an incredible amount of skill and knowledge to help the growing 

BHCA

Julie Folcik

Vice President

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Julie is looking forward to

giving back to her community and lending her years of experience from working for the city of LB to the BHCA. 

Alex Saldana

Treasurer

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I got involved with the BHCA because I think that this neighborhood is a jewel.

Kathleen Brady

Board Member-at-Large

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Being a BHCA member and volunteer as the
Association’s liaison with the LBPD has enriched my life.

Ardis Laine

 Board Member-at-Large

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Ardie, an Iowan transplant  is excited to be one of our newest members.  She loves Belmont Heights and can't wait to lend her many talents to the BHCA. 

Will Cullen

Board Member-at-Large

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Belmont Heights is a treasure and I believe in not only preserving, but also improving its beautiful qualities.

Derrick Muska

Board Member-at-Large

I hope to help increase family involvement and membership within the BHCA, as well as raise more family-oriented topics within the Association.

Tasha Thrift

Board Member-at-Large

Tasha's passion is the Red Car Greenbelt and would love to see it flourish and is also excited to lend her social media expertise to the BHCA.

 

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