The VHCA and the Virginia-Highland neighborhood thrives through community activism and awareness. We need and welcome your involvement in any of our committees. You can join through any of the emails listed below or by expressing an interest at any of our monthly meetings.
- Virginia-Highland Conservation League
Responsibilities: Review and approval of proposed annual budgets submitted by each Committee chair, together with any subsequent requests for funds or budget amendments that exceed $5,000.
Co-Chairs: Peggy Berg and Jack White
Committee Members: Lola Carlisle, Jess Windham, Robin Ragland
Communications – Community Website, Social Media and Emails
Responsibilities: Planning and oversight of all VHCA outreach and awareness building including regular email communication, direct mail and publication of hard copy newsletters as needed. Maintain the VHCA website and sub-sites with up to date information for various committees. Manage community outreach through social media channels, email and other digital methods.
Chair: Lola Carlisle
Committee Members: Ida Centner, Stephen Cohen, Mary Johnson, Ernest Lessinger, Jess Windham
Advertising Sales: Stephen Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Responsibilities: The pursuit of various activities which involve and promote the neighborhood and the Association and raise funds to be expended in furthering the Association’s Goals and Objectives.
Fundraising – Summerfest
Responsibilities: Organize and run the annual summer festival, the association’s single largest annual fundraiser. For more information on Summerfest, visit the Summerfest section of this web site.
Co-Chairs: John Becker, Paige Hewell
Committee Members: Lola Carlisle, Meghan McCloskey, Pamela Papner
Fundraising – Tour of Homes
Responsibilities: Organize and run the annual Tour of Homes, one of the association’s largest fundraisers. For more information on the Tour of Homes, click on the “Home Tour” button above.
Co-Chairs: Angelika Taylor, Robin Ragland
Committee Members: Eleanor Barrineau, Karen Murphree, Stephen Cohen, Mandi Roberson, Pam Bullock, Bill Bell, Melinda Muffley, Hilary Harmon, Ashleigh Bryan, Chelsie Coker, Lori Zurkuhlen, Arturo Cruz, Jeanne Drehs, Alison Hutton, Jo Ann Zyla, Betsy Briehman, Billy Scott, Holle Gilbert
Responsibilities: The development, enhancement and maintenance of the park land located within Virginia-Highland, in cooperation with and as a local complement to the City of Atlanta’s primary responsibility in this area. Assisting with the preparation of the annual Comprehensive Development Plan, taking responsibility for the portion of the Plan regarding Park Land Goals and Objectives.
Chair: David Brandenberger
Committee Members: Lauren Fralick, Jack White
Responsibilities: Oversight and review of all variance requests, special exception or re-zoning applications and land-use proposals. Review of impact to the neighborhood from the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan.
Committee Members (rotating chairs): Chip Bullock, Lola Carlisle, Karen Feigh, Barry Loudis, George Van Horne, Jack White, Jess Windham
Planning – Preservation & History
Responsibilities: Identify and educate the community on the historic features and defining qualities of Virginia-Highland.
Chair: Catherine Lewis
Committee Members: Karri Hobson-Pape, Judy Potter, Jack White, Jess Windham, Lola Carlisle, Raymond Keen
Responsibilities: Promote and advocate for the safety of the residents of the Virginia-Highland.
Co-Chairs: Peggy Berg, Jenifer Keenan
Committee Members: Eleanor Barrineau
Virginia-Highland Conservation League
Responsibilities: Virginia-Highland Conservation League (VHCL) is a registered 501c(3) non-profit corporation. VHCL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Virginia-Highland Civic Association, but it has a separate Board of Directors that operates the League and makes decisions about League activities. VHCL can accept tax-deductible donations.
VHCL is organized exclusively for the promotion and furtherance of the common good, general welfare and interests of the residents of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood and the broader Atlanta community. It maintains and provides recreation areas (like North Highland Park), improves recreation areas (like John Howell Park and other facilities in the neighborhood), works on conservation and water quality, and supports other initiatives in Virginia-Highland like the renovation of historic Fire Station #19.
Chair: Catherine Lewis
Board Members: Peggy Berg, Lola Carlisle, Catherine Lewis, Genny Ferrera, Pamela Papner, Judy Potter, Jack White, Lauren Wilkes-Fralick, Jess Windham