About Us

The Grossmont-Mt. Helix Improvement Association (GMIA) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization that works on behalf of our community to ensure that the quality and character of our community is preserved and enhanced. Unlike a typical homeowners association, GMIA does not own any property or facilities, and we do not have any paid officers or paid employees. Instead, we are served by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees elected by the membership.

Since 1938, GMIA has worked with county and regional governmental entities to help resolve issues that impact our community, such as: Transportation, traffic control, planning and land use, zoning, code enforcement, as well as crime prevention and law enforcement. In addition, our organization sponsors a variety of events to build community. Annual events include an Art & Garden Tour, Succulent Swap, Walk to the Top, Family Fest, Annual Dinner plus additional events from time to time.

There is strength in numbers! For our perspective to be clearly heard on issues impacting our wonderful, semi-rural lifestyle, we rely on a robust current membership. Plus, GMIA annual membership remains an affordable $20 per household to encourage everyone in our region to support our efforts.

Meet Our Board of Trustees



Anne Krueger

(619) 252-2295

First Vice President

Joan Camana

Second Vice President

Pat Ryan


Pam Coe


Dania Barroso-Conde

Past President

Kathleen Hedberg


Dania Barroso-Conde

Teri Buehler

Joan Camana

Peter Camana

Lidia Chang

Gwen DeHaven

Leslie Gardner

Kathleen Hedberg

Vaughn Jeffery

Anne Krueger

Linda Miller

Pat Ryan

Jay Steiger

Mike Valley

Marybeth Wilson

Holly Yarris

Watch this interview with former GMIA President Susan Nichols for more info on the GMIA.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Succulents

The GMIA was interviewed in this article in the San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles about our annual Succulent Swap.

Acting on behalf of our members

Read GMIA positions on issues affecting our community

GMIA Coverage

We represent over 7,000 single-family residences with a population approximating 20,000 people. Our region includes parcels east of Bancroft Drive, south of El Cajon, generally north of SR94 and Rancho San Diego, and west of SR54/Jamacha Rd.

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 2751
    La Mesa, CA 91943-2751
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