When you become a CHA member, you join a large community of neighbors that share the common goal of preserving the character of our neighborhood. You will receive timely notification of meetings via our newsletter and this website. You will also be kept up-to-date on issues that affect you and your household as well as upcoming deadlines, hearings and events.
Becoming a Member
You can become a member byfilling out the Membership application below. We respect your privacy and do not tolerate spam and will never sell, rent, lease or give away your information (name, address, email, etc.) to any third party.
Membership Annual Dues are $45 per household. If you prefer to pay by check, please make it out to Cow Hollow Association and mail to:
Cow Hollow Association P.O. Box 471136 San Francisco, Ca 94147 Contributions are tax deductible. To help address these greater expenditures as we face issues from local and state levels, members can generously contribute more by making a "tax deductible" charitable contribution through their family foundation or through a special provision in the 2018 tax code for people 70 1/2 or older, allowing a contribution directly from your IRA which will not count as taxable income so is, in effect, a deduction. If this is something you'd consider, please be sure to check with your accountant or tax adviser. Members can also elect to donate more without claiming a tax deduction. Again, we greatly appreciate your support.
If there is a specific neighborhood issue of concern to you, begin by contacting CHA to learn whether we are already aware of or working on the issue and for advice on contacting City government and other recommended steps.
As a CHA member, you will receive emails from CHA alerting you to important issues and deadlines and letting you know how to get involved — usually by writing a short email or letter or by attending a public hearing.
In addition to active CHA membership, CHA offers several other ways to get involved/
CHA occasionally designates a member to serve as the CHA’s liaison to the key agencies and groups that are handling a specific issue, such as:
State Zoning laws impact local jurisdictions
The Cow Hollow Playground
Community Police Advisory Board
If you’ve expressed interest in a particular issue, you may be invited to become CHA’s official liaison regarding that issue.
Among the CHA’s important programs is the Block Captain (also known as “Block Liaison”) initiative. The goal is to designate a CHA Block Captain to each of the 80 blocks within CHA’s boundaries. The purpose of the initiative is to welcome newcomers and foster community within individual blocks and to take the recommended steps to prepare for disasters and other public emergencies. Contact CHA to learn who your Block Captain is or to learn more about becoming one yourself.
Association Officers and Board of Directors
Board members attend monthly meetings held at 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of most months at board member’s homes. Officers are elected annually by the membership at the Annual Meeting in May. Board members are elected annually by the membership to staggered two-year terms which may be renewed. Board members are expected to attend eleven monthly meetings per year, the Annual Meeting and the Board retreat and to be active in at least one committee. All former board members are invited to join the Advisory Board. Contact the President for more information about Board membership.
Current Board Members: David Bancroft, Anne Bertrand, Lori Brooke, Don Emmons, Cynthia Gissler, Barbara Heffernan, Karen Laughlin, Claire Mills, Victoria Osman, Veronica Taisch, Geoff Wood