VRON-PS was established in April, 2017. Its' seven Board of Directors consists of four seats representing non-agency homeowners and three seats representing agencies

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John McCoy - Board of Directors/VR Agency

John is VRON's newest board member who was elected in February, 2020. 

Groups Affiliated with:John McCoy

  • City of Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee
  • Partner at TheBank Palm Springs (event space)
  • Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors
  • Vice-Chair Andreas Hills Neighborhood Organization

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Kris Bernard - Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Kris Bernard

Kris was elected to the Board in October, 2019.  She is one of four Board seats representing vacation rental homeowners and has been self-managing her Palm Springs vacation rental since 2015. Like many of the other members of the board, she spoke at City Council meetings advocating that vacation rental owners can be part of a thriving community. She also recruited others to speak in favor of the industry, including other homeowners. She has been a member of VRON since October 2017.

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Francine McDougall - Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Francine was appointed to the Board in February, 2019.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Sunmor Neighborhood Organization
  • Founder of the Palm Springs Vacation Rental Property Owners Facebook Group (not affiliated with VRON)
  • Board Member of We Are Limitless 
  • Pablove Shutterbugs Host Committee Member 
  • Supporter of Well of the Desert

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BRUCE HOBAN: Co-Founder & Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Bruce HobanGroups Affiliated with:

  • Palm Springs Resorts - Board Member
  • Palm Springs Hospitality Association (PSHA)
  • Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization

Co-Founder of VRON in February, 2017. Co-Campaign Chairperson (with David Feltman) for "We Love Palm Springs - Vote NO on Measure C" the June, 2018 ballot initiative to ban Palm Springs Vacation Rentals which was defeated by a 70-30% margin.  Co-Recipient (with David Feltman) of the "Hall of Fame" awarded to an individual "who has made a lasting contribution to our tourism community". Read more about the 2018 award by clicking here.

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DAVID FELTMAN: Co-Founder & Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Groups Affiliated with:David Headshot

  • Palm Springs Airport Commission
  • Desert AIDS Project Partners for Life
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Founding Board Members Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of the Washington Metropolitan Area (DC).  Former board member of the national PFLAG organization.
  • Supporter of the Well in the Desert and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center 

Co-Founder of VRON in February, 2017. Co-Campaign Chairperson (with Bruce Hoban) for "We Love Palm Springs - Vote NO on Measure C" the June, 2018 ballot initiative to ban Palm Springs Vacation Rentals which was defeated by a 70-30% margin.  Co-Recipient (with Bruce Hoban) of the "Hall of Fame" awarded to an individual "who has made a lasting contribution to our tourism community". Read more about the 2018 award by clicking here.

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Mike Flannery - Board of Directors/VR Agency

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in September, 2019.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors
  • Owner, Acme House Co
  • Owner, Solterra Builders

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Kenny Cassady -  Board of Directors/VR Agency

Kenny CassadyElected to the VRON Board of Directors in September, 2019.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • VP of Business Development and Government Relations for Oranj Palm Vacation Homes and Palm Springs Rental Agency
  • Modernism Week
  • City of Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee and Historic Site Preservation Board (former appointed member)
  • Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors
  • Palm Springs Modern Committee
  • Equality California
  • Desert Stonewall Democrats
  • Great Autos of Yesteryear

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