Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS)
Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) is a coalition of citizens dedicated to strengthening the Swannanoa Valley community by engaging in activities that encourage participation and cooperation, and through joint efforts with other organizations that have compatible goals.
FANS was formed in 2011 and consists of 12 board members.
Current Board officers are:
- Chair: Katherine Cross
- Vice-Chair: Betsy Warren
- Secretary: Andrew Beltz
- Treasurer: Elizabeth Wilkes
In addition, Board members are: Jennifer Burnett, Maureen Dillow, Sandy Drake, Carol Groben, Doug Lebbon, Charlie Milling and Rev. James Lytle.
“Swannanoa is a great place to live, and we want to let everyone know it,” said FANS Board Chair, Katherine Cross. “We have a rich history, a beautiful environment, and engaged residents. Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa is dedicated to preserving and enhancing our bountiful assets, and we invite you to support and join us in this effort to preserve our rich heritage while planning for a bright future.”
We invite you to look at “Our Projects” (on navigation bar above) to see some of the great work that’s being done by our citizens — work that strengthens our community by giving residents the opportunity to make connections with their neighbors and work together cooperatively. Community members have given us many great ideas for new activities, including an outdoor movie series, Swannanoa history and storytelling events, and a community potluck.
We’re working for a strong and vibrant Swannanoa by encouraging active involvement, fostering community spirit, and honoring our unique history and natural heritage. And FANS invites YOU to join us in that mission.
Contact us if you want more information about FANS or to find out how you can participate in enhancing Valley cooperation, collaboration and community.