CCDA Mission Statement
The Crestline Communities Development Alliance is a public benefit organization dedicated to the goals of creating and nurturing a solid foundation for economic, residential and overall community well being and to foster pride and unity in the Crestline area communities.
In pursuit of these goals CCDA will seek grants from government and charitable sources, as well as gifts and donations from the general public.
All funds put at the disposal of CCDA will be used for the overall benefit of the unified communities in the Crestline area.
Membership in CCDA shall be open to all residents and/or business persons in the Crestline area which extends from Twin Peaks to and including Cedar Pines Park.
A Little Time-Line
One of the first things on the agenda was to send out a survey to the residents just to see what the folks wanted for Crestline. Nearly 500 questionnaires were returned. At the top of the list was a desire for beautification projects, street fairs and concerts.
In direct response to this feedback, goals were designed for immediate action and future projects. The CCDA was short on funds, but long on good old-fashioned hard work. The first project began in summer 1997 as a monthly clean-up day, which still continues. CCDA members and volunteers meet at the Goodwin's parking lot on the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. Everyone fans out to cover the major streets in town to pick up trash. CCDA provides safety vests and garbage bags, and then hauls it all away.
In 1999, CCDA began the community mural program and the Concerts on the Lake summer jazz series. In 2001, CCDA worked with Eagle's Nest Gardening Club to revitalize Fletcher Park.
In 2002 CCDA hosted its first home tour and named it Treasures in the Trees. In 2003, the proceeds from Treasures in the Trees were used to purchase the first of four sets of seasonal banners, which are now displayed all year long throughout town. Also during this year, CCDA began flower planting projects. Barrels were planted with seasonal blooms, daffodil bulbs were planted during fall and gardens were planted, including the one across from the Valero gas station. CCDA also constructed holiday wreaths and garlands for local businesses.
In 2004, CCDA held its first home holiday lighting recognition. This year we held a general meeting/ice cream social, where speakers told us when and what to plant in our mountain gardens.
In 2005, Mountain Beautiful was created. Since then, thousands of daffodil and tulip bulbs have been planted throughout the Crestline communities. this year's Garden Tour and Afternoon With Hetty events were great successes.
In January 2007, we presented our first Twelfth Night celebration, in which the CCDA honored not only its own volunteers but hundreds more who help to improve the quality of life in the Crestline communities.
The only thing that limits what CCDA can accomplish in our community is funding and the volunteers that make it happen. We are working for you. Won't you join us?
See our Contact Us page for a membership application.
2008, Crestline Communities Development Alliance