Berrien Ranch Umbrella Group of South Evergreen (BRUGES) has been created to be a land use umbrella group for HOA's and homeowners in south Evergreen, similar to ENABLE in north Evergreen and COHOPE in south Jefferson County. 

Our main purpose is to offer help on request to anyone or any group with land use issues or concerns.  Just email or call and we will do our best to help.  A number of our members have (individually) spent 30 years or more working with our county staff and elected officials. 

Our secondary purpose is to keep each other informed of what is happening in south Evergreen - short term rentals, rezonings, insurance companies pulling out because of wild fire concerns, new county regulations and restrictions.

We understand everyone's time is short.  We would like to encourage a contact from each area or HOA with BRUGES.  We meet only as issues arise.  We currently have two Co-Chairs, a secretary, researchers and a webmaster.   Life is complicated enough - we try to keep this as simple as possible.  We are registered with the county and recognized by them for purposes of email alerts, testimony, etc.

We encourage all who join to work with us to define our structure and leadership.  So far it seems that (small) group meetings in specific areas of concern work best.