MISSION: To save open space land in Carmel Valley for the benefit of the community.
  • We are a community group formed to save the CV airfield land from private development.
  • Objective: To Purchase the airfield property for emergency fire protection and as open space.
  • We are organized, with over 400 supporters working in 6 committees.
  • We are honored to have the support of Supervisor Mary Adams, Assemblyman Mark Stone and Representative Jimmy Panetta.
  • We need your pledge, and then your donation, to make this a reality.
Board members

Alan Cosseboom:  Alan had a CPA office in Carmel Valley for thirty-five years but is now happily retired. He and his wife moved to Carmel Valley Village in 1971 and still reside at their home on Ford Road. He is the current treasurer of CVSOS.

Cynthia Hall:  Cynthia graduated from The Ohio State University. She moved to Carmel Valley in 1975, where she raised her two children and helped raise her granddaughter. She has had several interesting jobs, including being a radio reporter covering Monterey County government, administrative aide for the chair of Monterey County Board of Supervisors, and executive director for The Leadership Monterey Peninsula program. She also established a benefit shop for the Non-Profit Center. She is currently the chair of the CVSOS Nominating Committee.

Kathleen Hendricks:  Kathleen is a seasoned entrepreneur who has run successful businesses both large and small, including a high-end fashion boutique and a major restaurant group. Since 2003, she has been a licensed real estate broker, winning several company awards. Her deep passion for her community has been demonstrated by her extensive community service. She has served two terms as the president of the Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce, one term as president of the Women’s Council of Realtors Monterey Peninsula Chapter, and served on the Local Government Relations Committee of Monterey County Association of Realtors. She is the chair of the CVSOS Outreach Committee.

Joseph Hertlein: Joe completed undergraduate studies in architecture and a master’s program in urban and regional planning with a minor in public administration. His forty-five-year career has encompassed working for county governments and managing his own design-build construction company. He worked for Lake County Illinois as Chief of Advance Planning and later for Monterey County California in the County Administrative Office – Intergovernmental Affairs. He has served on numerous community boards and commissions, including the Carmel Valley Recreation & Park District, the Monterey County Parks Commission, church Finance Council and Carmel Valley Rotary Club, along with being the current chair of CVSOS and head of the Governance Committee.

Eric Sand: Eric has always had a particular attraction to Carmel Valley as both sets of grandparents lived here. He has lived in Los Tulares since 2003 and is currently a realtor in Carmel Valley Village. Eric attended UCLA, majoring in computer science, and later worked as a software engineer for Hewlett-Packard before taking a position at the Naval Postgraduate School. He was appointed the first Management Information Systems Director at the Monterey County Office of Education. Eric has also been active with the Monterey History and Art Association, notably as chair and co-chair of La Merienda, the  celebration of  Monterey’s birthday. He is vice president of CVSOS and chair of the Fundraising Committee.

Sandra Schachter: Sandy first moved to Carmel Valley in 1970, leaving in 1983 to teach abroad and returning in 1999. She has a master’s degree in English from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia, Harvard, the American College of Switzerland, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the University of Constanta in Romania (Fulbright instructor), and Monterey Peninsula College. Sandy was a founding member of the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library and has served as secretary on the boards of the Carmel Valley Angel Project and the Carmel Valley Association. She is also a docent for the Carmel Valley Historical Society. She is currently secretary of CVSOS.

Lorraine Surprenant: Lorraine has lived in Carmel Valley since 1990. She is recently retired from a 40 year career as an educator with the last fourteen years at Tularcitos Elementary School in Carmel Valley. She has a master’s degree in Education, emphasis in Special Education with a Resource Specialist Certificate. She is the chair of the CVSOS Development Committee.


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