Jenner Community Center

Gregory Keim - Board Member-at-Large- I am the Manager & Partner of Tasting By The Sea Wine Bar here in Jenner. I relocated from Los Angeles in August of 2016. The first time that I came to Jenner, I knew I was destined to live here. It's one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and I love being a part of the Jenner community with my wife and our dog and cat. I am very dedicated to preserving the integrity and heritage of the Jenner community, as well as defending the coast against any environmental desecration and bringing awareness to others.

Michelle K. Irwin - President -  "Not a native of West County, but I got here as quick as I could!!" Originally from the East Coast, I have lived in  Jenner since 2001 and on the JCC board for over 10  years & liason board member to the Friends of the Jenner Creek Committee.  Delighted to share volunteer time with neighbors, for fun, service,  tradition and  environmental preservation.  A mother, and career educator spanning the age groups of pre-K  to MA candidates, I earned my MA degree in Technology Ed, presently working as arts instructor & free-lance artist. 


Michelle Irwin                         President     Cal Ares                             Vice President
Sue Sprowl                               Treasurer
Jill Lippet                 Recording Secretary
Gregory  Keim             Member-at-Large
Dr Peter Elias              Member-at-Large

Beth Thorp                  Member-at-Large

Cal Ares - Vice President - I have been a Jenner resident since 1994 and a member of the JCC board for six years. I raised my two wonderful daughters here in Jenner who are now 24 and 33 years old. I have a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a M.A. in Marriage & Family Counseling. I am also the Jenner representative for the Sonoma County Coast M.A.C. - Municipal Advisory Council. 

The primary mission of the community center is to build participation, serve and facilitate community in the unique and wonderful town of Jenner.  We love watching the laughter and joy when the town comes together for our organized social events. With the outdoor music stage as well as the indoor theatre-style seating,  we hope to hold more musical events in the future.  We are particularly excited about our future plans to improve the community center with an outdoor patio and lighting, windows, new appliances and more. 

Most importantly, we would love to get your constructive feedback on how we are doing.  You can email the board at and also let us know what great ideas you have and how you might help.  Naturally, we welcome all donations to help sustain and improve the center so that we can continue to best serve the community.

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