Los Altos Forward is an open, all-volunteer group with the mission of promoting community vibrancy in downtown Los Altos.

With the rise of Internet retail and competition from local shopping districts and malls (including the new San Antonio Center), it is more important than ever to support and feel proud of our downtown.  Also, Los Altos Forward believes that the downtown should be more than just buildings in which to shop and dine and it should also have wonderful public spaces where citizens can come to have fun, socialize, and see their friends and neighbors.

The group’s objectives focus on two areas:

 1. Encourage the Los Altos community to develop a vision for the Downtown
Activities include:
    • Rollout an Education Series called “Community Conversations”.  This is focused on bringing in speakers to discuss best practices in the development of wonderful, people-oriented cities.
    • Develop sample renditions of different downtown development scenarios
    • Collaborate on enhancing Parking Solutions

2. Build Community.

Activities include:

    • Organize “First Friday” events – The first one was held on December 2nd, 2011 and now they are occurring the First Friday of every month from 6-8pm.
    • Promote Social Spaces within downtown

Los Altos Forward began in May 2011 and meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 6-7: 30 pm.  We are meeting at 296 State St. (Nature Gallery), Los Altos.  Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting.

Come, find out more, and contribute to increasing vibrancy in downtown Los Altos!

Leadership Team: Robin Abrams, Kim Cranston, Andrea Eaton, Joe Eyre, Carol Garsten, Deb Hope, Jamie Lucia, Bart Nelson, & Anabel Pelham