Who was Aaron Gross?
Aaron Gross Was actively involved in the Civic Association for many years and was chair of the NPU for four years around 1999-2003. He ran Summerfest for many years and transformed it into the successful festival which it already was by 2003. He gave to the community and was a kind, caring person.
Aaron Gross Award
The Aaron Gross Award was created in 2001 in honor of its namesake, a VHCA President and NPU Chair who gave many years of service to the community. The award recognizes exceptional dedication and enduring excellence in the performance of duties to both the Virginia-Highland neighborhood and to the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. It is not given annually, but when the Board believes that the width and breadth of a citizen’s contributions merit special recognition.
2013: Pamela Papner ($1,000 award donated to defray debt on New Highland Park)
2010: John Wolfinger ($1,000 award split between PEDS and Fire Station 19)
Previous years’ winners included:
- John Peak (for neighborhood commercial zoning)
- Winnie Curry
- Jean Jordan
- Cynthia Gentry