FAQ About Us

John Leipelt


Hello neighbors.  I have lived in Basking Ridge since 1998.  I joined the Promenade HOA Board in 2003 and the Basking Ridge HOA Board in 2018.  I enjoy the beauty of Basking Ridge, the trails, and the wonderful neighbors in the community.  Currently also a D2 NLC member.

Wanda Wong


Wanda, a San Jose native, and her family were attracted to the new community with an elementary school within walking distance and moved to Basking Ridge in September 1998.  Almost 25 years later, they still enjoy living in Basking Ridge, especially in the spring when the trees are in bloom against the green foothills.

Basking Ridge is a unique area in South San Jose and by focusing on community and safety, it will continue to be a desirable place to live.

Jennie Han


Jennie has pioneered research on Flock Safety cameras and the development of a Neighborhood Watch Program to increase neighborhood security at SBRNA. She is also one of our local Healthcare Professionals. If you want to drop her a line or thank her for her tireless work feel free to contact her!

Rosa Lim


Volunteering for the sake of the greater good has been an ongoing theme in Rosa’s life since she relocated to San Jose 20+ years ago. She is donating her time and technical skills to ensure South Basking Ridge information is shared on multiple platforms. Facilitating the development of connections among neighbors is her ultimate goal.

1. How did the SBRNA come about?

In December of 2019, four neighbors that live on the South end of Basking Ridge began to research the process for establishing a Neighborhood Association. These four neighbors collaboratively planned for several months; consulting with the city of San Jose on how to get started, and the surrounding District 2 Leadership Council, and set up the original SBRNA Board. In terms of answering questions regarding security, we have been asking the city to provide experts and information to answer all of our questions and concerns and desire to help everyone feel that they are being listened to and cared about.

Why was the SBRNA established rather than just the Basking Ridge NA?

In the researching phase of developing and establishing the SBRNA, it was discovered that the South end of Basking Ridge alone encompasses over 200 homes. The SBRNA board was informed that the original Basking Ridge Neighborhood Association had been absent from the D2 Leadership Council for over 3 years. Due to this, the initial team decided to start small and establish the SBRNA. We wanted to ensure that we didn’t “bite off more than we could chew”, but we had every intention to expand when the time is right. It’s now 2023 and the time is right to re-establish the Basking Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) to encompass the entire community.

2. What is the difference between a Neighborhood Association and a Homeowner’s Association?

Homeowner’s Association 

An HOA is an overseeing body is in place to make decisions and manage the Common Interest Community (CIC.) A condo complex or new development follows the HOA’s rules and regulations, which a builder put in place during an area’s design and building stages. Usually, the HOA collects a fee for their service and a purchaser of any certain property does not have the option of rejecting it. And at times, there can be legal ramifications for not following area guidelines. HOAs typically manage and provide a wide variety of amenities: management, security, landscaping, recreational extras and/or maintain exterior condition of properties.

Neighborhood Association 

A neighborhood association is formed by a group of concerned neighborhood residents. There are typically no fees for this service, as a neighborhood association (NA) operates on a volunteer basis or may complete projects with fundraisers. Neighborhood associations strive to build resident interest, better the safety of the streets, protect the quality of the neighborhood, and represent the community voice at city meetings.  The neighborhood association doesn’t have the same legal authority as an HOA or city representatives.  A neighborhood association organizes citizen interest, and can mediate a resolution with a neighbor. 1

3. How can I get involved with the BRNA?

Sign up to become a member of BRNA through our email list generated from our Google form, or website and attend the official BRNA meetings and share ideas for upcoming meetings and events.

Want to be a member?

1. Hornung, Lane. (2010, December 30). Is There a Difference Between an HOA or NA or not? Retrieved from  https://activerain.com/blogsview/2046870/is-there-a-difference-between-an-hoa-and-na-or-not-

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