Hillcrest Town Council remembers Clarice Yarger

Clarice Yarger moved to Hillcrest almost 35 years ago. She was newly widowed and chose to live her bachelorette life in San Diego. Clarice was an early champion of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) when it was created in a townhome across the street, and she faithfully attended HTC meetings, walking to them until she was 91 years old.

For more than 30 years, she served as a poll worker in the neighborhood and was a welcome face for many voters. She also volunteered at Florence Elementary School, where she read to children.

On Oct. 8, Clarice died peacefully at age 93 in her Hillcrest home. We will miss her.

—Mary M. McKenzie is secretary of the Hillcrest Town Council. This post originally ran in San Diego Uptown News.

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Save the date: Our November Community Meeting will feature Cara Dessert, CEO of The San Diego LGBT Community Center

We are excited to welcome Caroline (Cara) Dessert, the new CEO of the San Diego LGBT Community Center, as our featured speaker at our next Community Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6:30-8 pm. Cara will share about her new role, the services The Center provides, and how her organization is a great partner and resource to the Hillcrest community. Cara will speak from 6:30-7 pm, followed by our normal community representative updates, and public comments. Don’t miss this one!

Caroline (Cara) Dessert, Esq.

The meeting will be held at the Joyce Beers Community Center, located in the HUB Hillcrest Shopping Center. For more information contact Ben Cartwright, HTC Chair, at benny.bc.cartwright@gmail.com.

No July meeting but lots of events and activities around Hillcrest this summer

Hello Hillcrest Town Council!

We hope you’re having a great summer! We wanted to make sure you were informed of some of upcoming events and activities in and around Hillcrest! Please note that we will NOT have a Community Meeting in July, but there are plenty of other things going on around the neighborhood and beyond!

To see all the events, click here,  this will take you to our newsletter and you can also subscribe to our newsletter from here.

We’re looking forward to celebrating summer in Hillcrest with you!

-The HTC Board of Directors
Benny Cartwright, Chair
Jae Mohr, Vice Chair
Mary Mckenzie, Secretary
Daniel Merk-Benitez, Treasurer
David Vance, Member-At-Large