Stephanie Jackel
Stephanie Jackel

South Vista Communities (SVC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary at its annual meeting in June. SVC was established as a nonprofit organization in 2006, representing about 23 neighborhoods south of State Route 78. Vista Fire Chief Jeff Hahn was the featured speaker at the meeting, where he shared the outlook for this year’s wildfire season and how residents can properly prepare and respond to fire events.

SVC members elected the following officers for the coming year: Stephanie Jackel for president, Kathy Bagwell for vice president, Barbara Boyer for secretary, Nicki Hobson for treasurer, and Val Brown for at-large board member. SVC also presented its annual Above and Beyond Award to Senior Code Enforcement Officer for Vista’s Code Compliance Department Jessica Farrell, who was recognized for clearing overgrown vegetation and underbrush along Buena Creek.

SVC is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for all South Vista residents by providing a forum for communication and collaboration in improving the community. Learn more at www.southvistacommunities.org.