ABOUT ANA

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We are the Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA) : residents and business-owners – both Mexicans and ex-pats – working together to improve our quality of life through improvements in Security, Streets and Infrastructure, and Responsible Development.

We are the official ‘voice’ of Amapas at City Hall, and work with the City when we can, but try to do for the neighborhood what the City often does not.  We do this through public-private partnerships, by working with other organizations,  and by ‘bootstrapping’ with our own initiative and resources. The ANA consists of Administrator Viviana Testón, and is run by a Board of Directors.  All are VOLUNTEERS who contribute our time, talents, energy – and, yes, dinero – to the goal of making things better in Amapas. The more active members we have, the louder our collective voice, and the more we can get done for the neighborhood.

ANA Mission

The ANA mission is to improve the quality of life in Amapas, which has the side-benefit of also maintaining and improving our property values.  We do that by focusing on Security, Streets and Development Control.  A large, informed and active membership is vital to our continued success, so constant communication through this website and frequent ANA e-blasts to our members is crucial.

All that sounds like a lot of work – and it is.  But we lighten the load and foster a sense of neighborhood through our Social & Special Events, including special ‘Amapas Nights Out’  at local restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as various meetings, public forums and Fundraisers.

Read on through this website to learn about our accomplishments. In addition to this website, you can follow us and comment with other neighbors on our Facebook page.  We also send a regular email update to members.

The Amapas Neighborhood Association needs the support – and membership – of every resident to continue making a difference here – if you haven’t done so already, join today!

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GARY GREEN PRESIDENT

Gary is Director of Corporate Development for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He recently celebrated his 35th anniversary with the national organization. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Gary moved to Southern California shortly after graduation. Gary is actively involved with Kiwanis International where he has served in many capacities including Lt. Governor for the California-Nevada-Hawaii District and Regional Advisor for Key Club, the world’s largest high school service organization. In his free time, Gary enjoys travelling and, of course, meeting the wonderful volunteers that are making great strides in the Foundation’s quest for a cure and control for CF. He has even made his ‘southern voyage’ longer and has lived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the past 16 years where, fortunately, he can work remotely and continue his important work. In Puerto Vallarta, Gary volunteers for dozens of worthwhile causes and has coordinated — as a volunteer — several large events, including CarnavalPV, a Mardi Gras celebration that attracted over 30,000 people annually and a HEROES calendar that celebrated the local firefighters and first-responders. Gary looks forward to stepping into his new role with ANA and continue the organization’s legacy. 

DARRELL NELSON SECRETARY

Darrell was born in California, raised in Arkansas, and lived 40 years in Dallas before retiring in December of 2019 and moved to PV in August 2020. He graduated from Northeast Louisiana University in 1983 with a B.S. in pharmacy. Darrell worked for Eckerd Drug and CVS for 36 years. He was a pharmacy manager and Regional Support Pharmacist throughout his career and taught all new graduates hired in the Dallas area to administer injections and vaccines before coming on board with CVS. He was a member of the Dallas County Pharmacy Assoc., Texas Pharmacy Assoc., and American Pharmacy Assoc. 

STEVE CLARKE TREASURER

ANA Treasurer, has a background in global businesses, holding senior executive roles with companies like Chalmers Suspensions International Inc., LEGO, DHL, Crayola, Western Publishing, and Tonka International.

JIM WEBER VOCAL

Jim is a 37-year member of Rotary International. His main interest is in international projects like the Becas (scholarship) Program. He and his wife Kathy started sponsoring students from very poor families here in Puerto Vallarta. To date, an estimated 600 to 700 students have received financial assistance. This past month, about 80 students received a scholarship. Education Brings Hope.

Throughout Jim’s various business and personal activities, he has gained many skills and experiences that could be a benefit to Amapas Neighborhood Association in initiating, planning, organizing, marketing and executing ANA initiatives.

Viviana T.

VIVIANA TESTÓN ADMINISTRATOR

Viviana Testón, is the Administrator of the Amapas Neighborhood association, she is a Mexican attorney, born in 1980, in Mexico City, she has been in PV since 1986, she feels like a real Pata Salada (a proud Vallartan).

ABOUT ANA

.

We are the Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA) : residents and business-owners – both Mexicans and ex-pats – working together to improve our quality of life through improvements in Security, Streets and Infrastructure, and Responsible Development.

We are the official ‘voice’ of Amapas at City Hall, and work with the City when we can, but try to do for the neighborhood what the City often does not.  We do this through public-private partnerships, by working with other organizations,  and by ‘bootstrapping’ with our own initiative and resources. The ANA consists of Administrator Viviana Testón, and is run by a Board of Directors.  All are VOLUNTEERS who contribute our time, talents, energy – and, yes, dinero – to the goal of making things better in Amapas. The more active members we have, the louder our collective voice, and the more we can get done for the neighborhood.

ANA Mission

The ANA mission is to improve the quality of life in Amapas, which has the side-benefit of also maintaining and improving our property values.  We do that by focusing on Security, Streets and Development Control.  A large, informed and active membership is vital to our continued success, so constant communication through this website and frequent ANA e-blasts to our members is crucial.

All that sounds like a lot of work – and it is.  But we lighten the load and foster a sense of neighborhood through our Social & Special Events, including special ‘Amapas Nights Out’  at local restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as various meetings, public forums and Fundraisers.

Read on through this website to learn about our accomplishments. In addition to this website, you can follow us and comment with other neighbors on our Facebook page.  We also send a regular email update to members.

The Amapas Neighborhood Association needs the support – and membership – of every resident to continue making a difference here – if you haven’t done so already, join today!

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SYLVIA TOY PRESIDENT

My love affair with Puerto Vallarta began in October 1983 when my husband, Steve, and I came to celebrate our honeymoon. As our family grew we would visit Puerto Vallarta with our daughters and they came to know the city as their home away from home especially as we celebrated the holidays.

ROBERT HOWELL SECRETARY

Robert Howell, Secretary, has had a 40 year career in healthcare and educational administration in the USA. He is an author and has consulted in numerous settings in organizational development. He first visited Puerto Vallarta in 1970

STEVE CLARKE TREASURER

ANA Treasurer, has a background in global businesses, holding senior executive roles with companies like Chalmers Suspensions International Inc., LEGO, DHL, Crayola, Western Publishing, and Tonka International.

ROBIN SPENCER VOCAL

Robin Spencer is a Vocal member of the Board of ANA, and social interaction liaison. She has lived full time in PV for 14 years and moved from Boulder Colorado. She has volunteered to ANA for many years, and watched ANA evolve in to what it is today.

VIVIANA TESTÓN ADMINISTRATOR

Viviana Testón, is the Administrator of the Amapas Neighborhood association, she is a Mexican attorney, born in 1980, in Mexico City, she has been in PV since 1986, she feels like a real Pata Salada (a proud Vallartan).

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Hortensias 115, Colonia Amapas
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México 48399
+52 322 244 0185
info@amapaspv.com

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