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ANA Joins Vallarta PDC Neighborhood Associations

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August 8, 2014

The Amapas Neighborhood Association, the official association of residents and business owners in Colonia Amapas, has joined the PDC of Puerto Vallarta. For more information, visit

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Amapas Neighborhood Association recently announced that its Board has voted unanimously to join forces with the Polígono de Desarrollo Controlado del Centro Histórico de Puerto Vallarta (PDC), a new Association of all Neighborhood Associations in Puerto Vallarta's central and tourist zones. PDC's mission is to work with government entities and other civic associations to promote the interests of the combined region business and homeowners.

"The Amapas Neighborhood Association in the last 4 years has grown nearly 10 times to membership of over 300 neighbors, including 18 condo buildings in Amapas," said President Tom Swale. "We were voted as the official Junta Vecinal which has the legal right by the State of Jalisco to represent neighbors in front of government entities. Our interests in fighting for better security, controlled and responsible development, and investment in infrastructure and government services such as trash collection and ecological protection are the same as our neighbors in the PDC. We are proud to join such a forward looking organization."

"The PDC is delighted to welcome ANA to be the 5th neighborhood association to become a part of our organization," said Ricardo Simental, General Coordinator of the PDC. "Together, we have a stronger voice with various government entities to make sure that we make good investments in Puerto Vallarta's Centro to improve economic development, tourism, the environment to the benefit of business and homeowners whose heart lies in our neighborhoods."

One of the first orders of business for the Centro is to develop a Parcial Urban Development Plan or "Plan Parcial" for District 8 such as has been approved for District 9, which includes Amapas and was sponsored by the ANA. "All of us must work together to be sure that these plans are respected by developers and the government, so that we can maintain the special character of Puerto Vallarta which has drawn so many to our beautiful destination in the first place", said Simental. "We look forward to working together with ANA to make Puerto Vallarta even better in the years to come, while enhancing our economic development."

This alliance does not affect the operations of the ANA operating independently, but as part of PDC we will have a greater voice in city affairs and with government entities.
The Amapas Neighborhood Association is the official association of residents and business owners in the Colonia Amapas of Puerto Vallarta. A volunteer and not-for-profit association with about 350 members, the ANA was founded in 2002 to improve the quality of life in Amapas. We work to keep our neighborhood safe, beautiful, desirable and welcoming to tourists and residents from all countries and walks of life. We are also the official "Junta Vecinal" or neighborhood council for Amapas, the legal representative of the neighborhood to the city government. Learn more at