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.
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: Arturo Cruz-Tucker and Jack White; Committee Members: Lola Carlisle, Genny Ferrero
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: John Becker; Committee Members: Lola Carlisle, Brian Gross, Mary Johnson
Advertising Sales: John Becker, Brian Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Responsibilities: To advance the interests of neighborhood public schools and to collaborate with other neighborhoods across the Grady cluster.
Chair: Nicole Foerschler-Horn; Committee Members: Brian Kish, Jennifer Keenan, Janet Kishbaugh, David Rein, Debbie Woods
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.
Chair: Pamela Papner
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: Pamela Papner, Ann Guy; Committee Members: John Becker, Arturo Cruz-Tucker
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.
Chair: Angelika Taylor; Committee Members: Kate Atwood, Bill Bell, Eleanor Barrineau, Sally Clark, Arturo Cruz-Tucker, Shannon Felsot, Gina Hecht, Diane Mooglian, Melinda Muffley, Kris Smith, Judith Stogner, Catherine Tabor, Sara Tomaka, Juliet White
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: Lauren Wilkes Fralick; Committee Members: Jack White, John Becker
Parks – New Highland Park
Responsibilities: Continue to raise funds and plan for the development of New Highland Park.
Chair: Pamela Papner
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.
Co-Chairs: Mark Arnold, Chip Bullock, Lola Carlisle, Karen Feigh, Genny Ferraro, Jenifer Keenan, Jack White
Planning – Preservation & History
Responsibilities: Identify and educate the community on the historic features and defining qualities of Virginia-Highland.
Committee Members: Lola Carlisle, Brian Gross, Karri Hobson-Pape, Judy Potter, Jack White, Jess Windham
Responsibilities: Promote and advocate for the safety of the residents of the Virginia-Highland.
Co-Chairs: Eleanor Barrineau, Peggy Berg, David Wolfson
Safety – Traffic/Transportation & Sidewalks
Responsibilities: Monitor and advise regarding safety concerns arising from infrastructure development, traffic patterns, signage issues and other similar/associated concerns.
Chair: Peggy Berg