balboa island improvement association

improving the island since 1918

about biia - visit and see what we are about and who our leaders are... see the links below...

RENTALS - Whether your renting, buying, or just staying a day or two... see the links below...

Destinations - Here are just some of the greater destinations on the island... see the links below...

Shop & Dine - Activities are in abundance here on the island. Learn more about us by selecting from the links below...

about balboa island - Activities are in abundance here on the island. Learn more about us by selecting from the links below...

Maps and travel - balboa island -whether your flying, driving, or walking, here are the maps that can get you there...

Events - balboa island - Has Several Annual Celebrations - Make sure you catch one of these...

Find out more about the BIIA or read our Bi-Monthly Newsletter to See Whats Happening... See links below...

Welcome to Balboa Island, CA

This is the Balboa Island Improvement Association's guide to Balboa Island. This guide offers listings of accommodations, activities, activities, maps, and travel information. Hopefully, this guide shall assist our visitors in enjoying the best of what Balboa Island has to offer. Stop by and stay a while, and see why many refer to this beautiful island as "The Host of the Coast".


The BIIA Leadership

The Balboa Island Improvement Association Leadership want to make sure it's membership stays abreast of all of the BIIA activities. Please find the minutes of our Board Meetings, and General Membership Meetings. Click the docs below to download.

Board Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting Minutes

Welcome to Balboa Island :

History of Balboa Island - Come see what made this historic island great.

About The balboa island improvement association

In 1918 the Balboa Island Improvement Association was started (and is still going strong). The BIIA was a strong motivating force in working with the City on bulkhead repair, ferry service, a sewer system, water, gas, electricity, paved streets and sidewalks, and street lighting.


Jeff Herdman:

Terry Janssen

Sue Silbley

Joel Holmberg

Jack Callahan

Ryan Gunderson

Tom Houston

Bill Longfield

Sue Olson

Scott Sibley

Kristine Taft

Vicki Frank

Ken Yonkers

Committee/Activity Chairs


Kristine Taft
(for pic see Directors Above)
New Island Resident Greeters:  

Laura Gale
Tree Decoration:  

Marianne McDaniel
Tree Lighting:  

Sue Olson
(for pic see Directors Above)
Island Decorations:  

Sue Olson
(for pic see Directors Above)
Home Decoration Judging:  

Laura Gale (for pic see above) and
Bill Longfield
(for pics, see Directors above)
Holiday Home Tour:  

Jeff Herdman:

Gail Vasterling
Island Parade:  

Jack Callahan

Tom Houston
(for pic see Directors Above)

Tina Newmans
(Camera Shy)
Pancake Breakfasts/Barbeque:  

Dean Starr
Bridge Information Sign:  


Sand Castle Contest:  

Sue & Scott Sibley
Merchant Liaison:  

Kathy Wales
(For pic See Directors Above)
Little Island Liaison:  

Jeff Herdman:
Doggy Walk Bags:  

Joan Torribio


Nominating Committee:  

Ralph Rodheim
 Neighborhood Watch:  

Lynn Winfield
 Newsletter publisher/photographer:  

(For pic See Above)
Jon Remy
Annual Audit:  

Jack Hochadel
Newsletter Distribution:  

Peggy Marotta
Just Plein Fun:  

Debra Huse
Art Walk:  

Mary Beth Saucerman
Traffic & Safety:  



Ryan Gunderson
Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Deb Boelkes



Events on The Island

Balboa Island has several activities and events throughout the season and 2012 is no exception. Hotels and pubs provide music and entertainment in high season and at weekends. Visit the Event Directory. This list shows some of the events taking place this summer; more will be added as they are announced and full details will be published as soon as they become available. It is advisable to check local papers and tourist offices to ensure you don't miss any of the local events!