About Barelas Community Coalition

The Barelas Community Coalition (BCC), a certified non-profit 501(c)3, is a community-based planning and advocacy organization dedicated to limiting the negative effects of gentrification and development on historic communities like Barelas. 

Our Mission

The Barelas Community Coalition’s mission is to create sustained partnerships with nonprofit/for-profit organizations and government agencies to bring needed services and resources to the community which:

  • enhance education, promote economic development and job opportunities.
  • advocate for permanently affordable housing and housing rehabilitation,
  • ensure the responsible redevelopment of the historic Barelas Rail Yards
  • preserve the community’s heritage and historical resources

2019 Board of Directors

Alejandro Saavedra

President

Bernadette Garcia de Rodriguez                    

Vice President

Francisco Uviña                             

Treasurer

Anne Owen McCormick

Secretary

Eric Griego

Member

Chad Gruber

Member

Ophelia Adelai-Cornet                    

Member

Tim Nisly

Member

Lauren Gutierrez

Member

Tino Zamora

Member

Robert Vigil

Member

Julianna Silva

Member