Who are we?
First, we are all volunteers, and we are all passionate about preservation. The Encinitas Preservation Association has no paid staff and relies entirely on the support of the volunteer board of directors and the generosity of the community.
The Directors of the Encinitas Preservation Association
Paul Ecke III, Board President Doug Long, Vice President
Charlie Sougias, Vice President
Sean Englert Secretary Dave Agyagos, Fundraising Chair Tom Cozens, Past President
Rickard Borg, Founding Board Member
Lloyd O’Connell, Founding Board Member
Twink Bumann, Founding Board Member
Dody Tucker, Founding Board Member
Manuelita Brown, Founding Board Member
Matthew Gelbman, Founding Board Member
Paula Kirpalani, Founding Board Member
Keith Harrison, Founding Board Member
Peder Norby, Founding Board Member
Bart Smith, Founding Board Member
Beverly Goodman Board Member
Kevin Post Board Member
Dorothy Stanley, Founding Board Member (retired from the board)
Rosann Drielsma, Founding Board Member (retired from the board)
Hil Mercado, Founding Board Member (retired from the board)
A letter to the founders,
Dear Founding Board Members of the Encinitas Preservation Association, I am proud to announce that we have closed escrow and are now the owners of the Encinitas Boathouses. We hold these Boathouses in the public trust of preservation forever! This is a path as unique as the Boathouses themselves. We have happily traveled that path together during the last year. Each of you has brought immeasurable skill, including personal and professional contributions to this effort. I want to recognize the indomitable spirit of Peder Norby, who during the past 18 months, has brought us all together in this inspired quest. The greatest accomplishment is not the acquisition of the Boathouses, but rather the formation of the Encinitas Preservation Association. We begin our stewardship of the property with a great deal of work immediately ahead of us. I know with your continued involvement, skills and support, it will get done. I truly believe that each and every citizen, today and in the future, will be grateful, for the magnificent effort put forth by you to preserve the Boathouses. Their creative design, and resourceful construction, will be constant reminders of the unique spirit of the five communities that proudly share the name Encinitas. Congratulations, I am proud to be have served as your first President.