The GMVA has a solid history of community involvement and achievement. In 1948 and 1949, the young organization took on the Kern County Sheriff Department and was instrumental in having a resident deputy assigned to the Glennville area. Later, they encouraged the County Highway Department to improve the road between Woody and the Greenhorn Summit; this is now the beautiful State Highway 155. The Kern County Board of Supervisors worked with the GMVA to establish a county waste facility in the Glennville area, and Glennville’s historic fire station has often been the recipient of donations for repairs and new equipment, compliments of the GMVA. But the GMVA’s public service isn’t always on such a grand scale.