College View Estates Association (CVEA)


CVEA is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit membership association of College View Estates’ residents with the goal of improving the quality of life in our neighborhood. Membership is voluntary and is open to anyone living in or owning property in College View Estates. Meetings are open to all and are four times a year at 7:00 PM in a neighbor’s home. For location, email CVEA President  CVEA typically has a membership rate of over 50% of the neighborhood, which is extraordinary for a voluntary community association.

Block Captains connect all residents to their neighbors and to CVEA. The association organizes community wide social events and makes contributions to organizations in the larger community. CVEA is apolitical but does work to influence city decisions affecting quality of life in CVE.


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CVEA membership, which is open to all who reside or own property in College View Estates, is renewed in January of each calendar year. Membership dues and donations support CVEA activities such as the block party, progressive dinner, tree planting, and the CVEA Gazette newsletter, as well as contributions to community organizations. Only members are invited to the annual progressive dinner.

Membership dues are voluntary and are fully tax deductible since CVEA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. CVEA members who donate at least the suggested $20 minimum qualify for the significantly discounted “Affiliate” rate at SDSU’s Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). The ARC has fitness facilities, swimming pools and tennis courts.

To join CVEA, use this secure electronic Membership Application. Alternatively, you may pay by check by printing this form and submitting it following the directions on the form. If you need assistance, contact

Look below for information about your Block Captain.  

Board Members

President:  Jason Specht, Redding Rd.

Vice President:  office is currently vacant.

Treasurer:  Nate Nieri, Treasurer, College Gardens

Corresponding & Corporate Secretary,  Ann Cottrell, Manhasset Dr.

Code Compliance:  Jean Hoeger, Redding Rd.

Member at Large:  Gary DeBusschere

Member-at-Large:  Paul Fisher,

CVEA Rep on College Area Community Council, Jean Hoeger, Redding Rd.

Block Captains

Download list of current Block-Captains

CVEA’s Block Captains (BCs) are the link between CVEA and individual households. BC’s are encouraged to attend CVEA meetings to provide input, keep current of events/issues in the community and to share these with neighbors. On a more formal level BCs assist with the membership drive for their block and deliver the Gazette and fliers for events such as the block party and progressive dinner to households on their block.

BCs are also the association’s eyes and ears, noting problem rentals and safety concerns, as well as letting us know when we have a new neighbor, marriage, birth or death to acknowledge.

Cindy Gilbertson, Block Captain Coordinator,



The Beautification Committee has planted over 150 parkway trees in CVE at very little cost to homeowners. The Committee also arranges the annual CVE large trash collection event in the spring.
Searching for a new chairperson(s) – it could be you!   Just email a board member.

Block Party
This committee coordinates our annual Block Party. 
Searching for a new chairperson(s) – it could be you!   Just email a board member.

Code Compliance
CVEA’s code enforcement chair works closely with CVE residents and the city on code violations.
Jean Hoeger, Chair

CVEA’s hospitality team welcomes new residents with a plant and information about CVE, city resources etc.  The hospitality team also extends congratulations on new babies and sends get well and sympathy cards.
Searching for a new chairperson(s) – it could be you!   Just email a board member.

Membership is responsible for conducting the membership drive and keeping membership records.
Searching for a new chairperson(s) – it could be you!   Just email a board member.

Progressive Dinner
This committee coordinates our annual Progressive Dinner. 

Josette Alvarez, Chair

The website is maintained by: Bart McCleskey –


E-Mail:   Very occasionally the board will email all association members to provide important updates.

 Next Door:  This free site provides an easy means to communicate with your neighbors.  It is great for reporting found/lost pets, selling household items, or getting contractor recommendations.  Click here to join CVE Next Door.   Be default, Next Door will register you to receive email from surrounding neighborhoods.  You may limit the emails they send to you by choosing the “settings” menu under your name to remove surrounding neighborhoods to suit your preference.

Facebook:  Join “College View Estates” group on Facebook for news and exchanges.

CVEA History

The Gazette Newsletters

The CVEA Gazette, produced 1996 to 2019, provides a wonderful history of the community, its activities, and issues. Jerry Weaver was the original editor and producer; Lisa Vickers and Ann Cottrell assumed those roles when he moved.  The first issues were done on a typewriter and photocopied with occasional drawings. As production moved to a computer, photographs were added in 2002 and the full color edition debuted in 2008.  Visit the Gazette Archives to read past issues