About Us


Purpose

Hacienda Heights Improvement Association (HHIA) is a private non-profit association with a twelve volunteer member Board of Directors. HHIA was formed in 1948 and incorporated in 1955. Its mission statement is:

1. To foster and support those projects of improvement and development that will make Hacienda Heights a better place in which to live, and to do all things lawful and necessary and needful in connection therewith.

2. To develop and foster proper zoning and land use in the Hacienda Heights Unincorporated Community, assist the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission, and the Board of Supervisors, in studies, zone change requests, and other matters pertaining to land use in our area.

3. To unite in interest all of the property owners and residents of Hacienda Heights for the purpose of creating (non-partisan) community interest, and to effect a combined influence on matters pertaining to the development and welfare of Hacienda Heights.”

-HHIA Bylaws

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Board Election

The 12 member Board of Directors of HHIA is elected by the members of the association. Each member is elected for a two year term, and may serve three consecutive terms.  Six members are elected annually.  Any member in good standing of the association may seek election. To be qualified to be nominated for a Board position, one must be a HHIA member in “Good Standing” having been a paid member for at least 6 months prior to being nominated.  Nominees will complete a “Board of Director Nominee Questionnaire.”  Nominations are made in the September Board of Directors Meeting.  The election is conducted by mail ballots which are counted by the Nominating Committee during the Annual Business Meeting in January.

Please go to the “Contact Us” tab to see a list of the current Board of Directors, their Committee assignments, and their e-mail addresses.

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Meetings

Our regular Board of Directors meetings (open to the public) are held at the Hacienda Heights Community & Rec Center (effective 27 January 2020).  Meeting Schedule: January & February-4th Monday.  March-3rd. Monday.  April-4th Monday. May thru December-3rd Monday.  Meeting begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  The Annual Business Meeting is held in January before the monthly Board of Directors meeting (date to be announced).

Regular Meetings schedule – 2021
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
25th 22nd 15th 26th 17th 21st 19th 16th 20th 18th 15th 20th

Location: Hacienda Heights Community & Rec Center – 1234 Valencia Avenue, Hacienda Heights, CA    91745 Google Map
Time: 7:00 p.m. sharp

Annual Meeting schedule- See HHIA Events

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Board of Director Goals


2021 Goals are derived from this organizations “Purpose” as described in Article II of our Bylaws.  Sponsors are Board Members.

GOAL 1:  Continue developing Emergency Preparedness/Community Disaster Planning Resources & Education for Hacienda Heights residents.  Provide through HHIA website.

Sponsors: Scott M., Maury E., Jeffrey L., & Shou-Jen K.

GOAL 2:  Increase Hacienda Heights resident’s awareness of available community programs or local projects in HH vicinity via the HHIA website (www.hhia.net), social media networking sites, or in-person events.

Sponsors: Adriana Q., Eleanor H., Jeffrey L., Andrea G., & Shou-Jen K.

GOAL 3:  Implement electronic payment for membership dues through using an electronic funds draft platform.

Sponsors: Randy B., Geri K., & Victor Y.

GOAL 4: Review two existing “Restricted Funds” savings accounts.  Draft proposals for each account to expense a portion or all of the funds towards projects or initiatives that benefit the residents of Hacienda Heights.

Sponsors: Adriana Q., Scott M., Randy B., Ted C., & Eleanor H.

GOAL 5: Evaluate conducting a mass mailing though the Postal Services to all Hacienda Heights residents & businesses.  Determine potential effectiveness, costs, and return on investment.  

Sponsors: Geri K., Ted C., Andrea G., Maury E., & Victor Y.

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Accomplishments

The Hacienda Heights Improvement Association was incorporated to provide a conduit of information on behalf of the residents of Hacienda Heights and government agencies that provide services to our unincorporated community. Its Board of Directors holds monthly public meetings to allow any resident of Hacienda Heights to raise concerns or suggest improvements that would enhance life in this community. Board members are drawn from broad areas of interest and typically represent many neighborhoods to assure personal awareness of a given situation. In addition to assisting community members in resolving issues that are of concern to them, HHIA’s board members have worked diligently on their own to improve the aesthetics and quality of life for our residents. A brief listing of these areas includes the following:

– Placement of power lines along Hacienda Blvd. underground.
– Leader of community opposition against development of the Puente Hills Landfill Park other than a Passive Park.
– Defeat of proposal to construct a trash incinerator in the hills above Seventh Avenue.
– Advocacy for Community Enhancement funding from landfill expansion.
– Improvement of Seventh Avenue Trailhead.
– Construction of two recreational trails accessible from Seventh Avenue and
Orange Grove Avenue.
– Implementation of Orange Grove Park.
– Organized lawsuit to compensate residents near PHLF for loss of property value.
– Proposed conceptual plans for screening unsightly block walls along Hacienda Blvd.
– Construction of sound walls to protect residents living adjacent to Pomona Freeway.
– Representation on multiple agencies seeking to protect open spaces adjacent to Hacienda Heights.
– Organization of Jim Davis Beautification Day.
– Organized opposition to building dedicated truck lanes adjacent to Pomona Freeway.
– Organize community response to Conditional Use Permits for significant projects in
Hacienda Heights.
– Participation in development of the Hacienda Heights Community Plan.
– Instrumental in the October 31, 2013, closure of the Puente Hills Landfill.
– Advocated for more parks in Hacienda Heights including a Dog Park.
– Restoration, maintenance and increased use of the Puente Hills for recreation, hiking and biking.
– HHIA is the point organization from which the County seeks input regarding future
projects in Hacienda Heights.

See also: Historical Highlights


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