WGBA

WILLOW GLEN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

85 YEARS OF SERVICE
TO OUR COMMUNITY!

Willow Glen's businesses have been organized, active and supportive of our community since the 1930's. From 1984 on, the Willow Glen Business Association (WGBA) has helped assist the businesses in maintaining and promoting downtown Willow Glen as a place to eat, shop and locate new businesses.

AS PART OF ITS CHARTER

The WGBA organizes many events that bring people together in Downtown Willow Glen, such as holiday cable car rides, wine walks, BBQ in the Glen, trick or treat for kids, and festivals such as Dancin' on the Avenue. We also sponsor community events and programs such as the Willow Glen 5K Run and Safe Routes to School Program.

WGBA ALSO HELPS:

BACKGROUND

The WGBA was formed in 1984 and in 1988 it was incorporated as a non-profit organization under the California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law and is qualified as a non-profit organization under IRS Code Section 501(c)(6), and goverened by corporate bylaws. When Willow Glen's property owners received approval from the City Council in 2008 to form a Community Benefit Improvement District (CBID), the WGBA was selected to manage it. The CBID was implemented in January 2010 and the BID was phased out.


FUNDING & MANAGEMENT

In addition to managing CBID funds, the WGBA is also supported by sponsorships, associate member dues, grants and revenue from festival and events. A volunteer board of directors representing business and property owners, and associate and community members, manages the association with the help of a small paid staff.

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WHAT HELPS SET WILLOW GLEN APART FROM THE REST? YOU DO.

Our first order of business is to understand yours. The Willow Glen Business Association (WGBA) holds monthly Board Meetings that we encourage all members to attend and provide feedback to. We want you to know what's being discussed, what's in the works and what's happening next.


Please join our next meeting! See the below for
our events, benefits and our meeting notes!


MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS


DATE:  2nd Tuesday of Every Month

LOCATION:  Willow Glen Community Center | 2175 Lincoln Ave



BOARD, STAFF & COMMUNITTES

The Willow Glen Business Association is managed by a 100% volunteer board of directors representing business and property owners, and associate and community members. The association currently employs two part-time managers.

STAFF

KANDY STEVENS
Event and Marketing
Coordinator
STEPHANIE WHALEY
Business Development and Events Manager

BOARD MEMBERS

Robert Hernandez
President

Board Member since 2012
Company: Squiber

Frank Bejan
Vice President

Board Member since 2014
Company: Mariette Chocolates

Tim Mulcahy
Treasurer

Board Member since 1995
Company: SDS NexGen

Emilie Highley
Secretary

Board Member since 1995
Company: Compass

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Bobbie Johnson

Company: Wells Fargo

Matthew Rodriguez

Company: Willow Glen Sweet Shoppe

Vince Falcone

Company: Falcone Jewelry and Coins

Lisa O'hara

Company: The Source

Lynne Rovai

Company: Goosetown Lounge

John Pisacane

Company: Willow Glen Dentristy

Jamie Sizelove

Company: Bay Area Phone Doctor

Sara Rivas

Company: Luxe Clinical Aesthics

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

William McAfee

Company: McLarney Construction, Inc

Steven Sibley

Company: DiNapoli & Sibley Law Firm

Nate Perez

Company: David Taussig and Associates