Arts, Culture, and Humanities

RAMONA TOWN HALL INC

  • Ramona, CA
  • www.ramonatownhall.com

Mission Statement

The Ramona Town Hall's mission is to maintain, insure and keep the Town Hall available for use by the people. The Ramona Town Hall (located at 729 Main Street) is one of the oldest and last original Town Halls in California and is registered as a State Historic Landmark.

The Ramona Town Hall serves all ages and economic groups in Ramona, CA (north San Diego County) and the adjacent backcountry communities; as well as the thousands of tourists attending our Rodeo and special events, visiting our vineyards and enjoying our grass-roots hospitality and amenities.

Main Programs

  1. Educational & Recreational Community Events

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Service Areas

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California

The unincorporated area of Ramona, California and surrounding back country areas has a population of approximately 79,527. The immediate Ramona area has 27,490 households with 2.89 people per household on average. 25% of residents are under 18 years, 65% are adults and 10% are over 65 year of age. Occupational employment is 68% white collar and 32% blue collar with a medium household income of $74,976. Crime rate in Ramona is below the national average.
Because Ramona is not an incorporated city, there are no city limits by which to measure its area. There are primarily three geographic areas by which the land area of Ramona is measured: 1. The boundaries of the Ramona Municipal Water District (approximately 75 square miles; 2. The boundaries of the Ramona Unified School District (approximately 150 square miles), and; 3. The boundaries of the Ramona Community Planning Area. The Ramona Community Planning Area encompasses more than 84,000 acres, (over 130 square miles in central San Diego County. The RCPA includes the unincorporated town of Ramona, California, and is located in the foothills of the Laguna Mountains. It is located east northeast of the City of Poway (with which it shares a boundary), east southeast of the City of Escondido, north of Lakeside, California and west southwest of Santa Ysabel, California.
Ramona is a great place for a relaxing weekend escape. Based at the foot of the Cuyamaca Mountains, there's golf, wineries, antique shops, horseback riding, hiking, a variety of restaurants, and events throughout the year. Thousands of tourists attend our signature events and enjoy our out-of-doors; but our downtown business area is working to create a more “tourist-friendly" stopover.

ruling year

1988

President, Board of Trustees since 1986

Self-reported

Mr. Woody Kirkman

Secretary & Treasurer since 1989

Self-reported

Ms. Sandee Salvatore

Keywords

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Historical preservation, Museum, Arts Venue, Community Center

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EIN

51-0147121

 Number

3818081367

Physical Address

729 Main Street

Ramona, CA 92065

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Program 1

Educational & Recreational Community Events

Ramona Town Hall serves the community by:
-Providing low/no cost facilities for nonprofit organizations.
-Hosting Community and informational Legislative public meetings.
-Displaying Town Hall Historic Memorabilia.
-Hosting Holiday and special events.
-Providing exhibit and performing space for Arts organizations

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$20,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The unincorporated area of Ramona, California and surrounding back country areas has a population of approximately 79,527. The immediate Ramona area has 27,490 households with 2.89 people per household on average. 25% of residents are under 18 years, 65% are adults and 10% are over 65 year of age. Occupational employment is 68% white collar and 32% blue collar with a medium household income of $74,976. Crime rate in Ramona is below the national average.
Because Ramona is not an incorporated city, there are no city limits by which to measure its area. There are primarily three geographic areas by which the land area of Ramona is measured: 1. The boundaries of the Ramona Municipal Water District (approximately 75 square miles; 2. The boundaries of the Ramona Unified School District (approximately 150 square miles), and; 3. The boundaries of the Ramona Community Planning Area. The Ramona Community Planning Area encompasses more than 84,000 acres, (over 130 square miles in central San Diego County. The RCPA includes the unincorporated town of Ramona, California, and is located in the foothills of the Laguna Mountains. It is located east northeast of the City of Poway (with which it shares a boundary), east southeast of the City of Escondido, north of Lakeside, California and west southwest of Santa Ysabel, California.
Ramona is a great place for a relaxing weekend escape. Based at the foot of the Cuyamaca Mountains, there's golf, wineries, antique shops, horseback riding, hiking, a variety of restaurants, and events throughout the year. Thousands of tourists attend our signature events and enjoy our out-of-doors; but our downtown business area is working to create a more “tourist-friendly" stopover.

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RAMONA TOWN HALL INC

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President, Board of Trustees

Mr. Woody Kirkman

Secretary & Treasurer

Ms. Sandee Salvatore

BIO

Fifth generation Ramonan, and 48-year resident, Woody Kirkman is the third member of his family to serve on the Town Hall board in the past 123 years. He has been involved with the Town Hall since 1984: First with the Town Hall Players, then as a Trustee to fill the position vacated by his great-grand father Guy Woodward in 1986. Woody has served on the Trails and Transportation sub-committee, and as Secretary for the "City of Ramona, Now!" Board of Directors. Woody served as Honorary Deputy Mayor from 1988 to 1990. The Ramona Chamber of Commerce awarded Woody the 2008 Citizen of the Year Award.

STATEMENT FROM THE President, Board of Trustees

"For the past 123 years, the Ramona Town Hall has operated solely on private donations, fundraisers, grant moneys, and rent collected for use of the building. The Town Hall is owned by the townspeople of Ramona, granted as a gift from the Barnett Family, (Washington's Birthday, 1894), and today, operates as a nonprofit 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. The Ramona Town Hall was approved as a point of interest by the California Landmarks Advisory Committee in 1973; assigned a Historic (H) designator by the County of San Diego in 1991 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 24, 1994.
The work completed to-date includes a comprehensive seismic retrofit of the entire front portion of the building, installation of new plumbing, electric wiring, and climate control (HVAC) in the East and West wings, three new restrooms, façade replacement, and fire sprinklers throughout the building. The restoration of the 2,808-square foot Main Hall (the back portion of the building) is the final phase of the rehabilitation effort.
The Ramona Town Hall is a treasured legacy to our history, heritage and community and we are honored to serve as it's steward and caretaker. We believe the Ramona Town Hall restoration completion is pivotal to the revitalization effort and the preservation of Ramona's historic district for todays' and future generations."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Woody Kirkman

W.T. Kirkman Oil & Electric Lanterns

Term: Feb 1986 - Feb 2018

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