Committee Co-Chairs

  • Alex Saucedo

Committee Members

  • Betty Baumann
  • David Brandenberger
  • Debbie Kloosterman
  • Mike Lewis
  • Leah Matthews
  • Sarina Patrick
  • Mary Peck
  • Natalie Sadler
  • Ashley Sawyer
  • Debra Thibodeaux
  • Sonya Truman
  • Karen Woodward
  • Katie Voelpel

Summerfest is the largest fundraising event for the VHCA and the neighborhood, and is entirely put on by volunteers. During the first weekend of June, artists, musicians, food vendors, and more take over Virginia Ave to officially kick off summer.

All of the money raised through Summerfest goes directly back into the community. Generally, it provides funding that is redistributed through our annual grant process to applicants that include local schools, churches, synagogues, and non-profits. Funds raised also enable VHCA to maintain North Highland Park, augment the maintenance of our 3 City of Atlanta parks in the neighborhood (Orme, The Triangle, and John Howell Park), advocate for the neighborhood in regard to various zoning questions, and support the implementation of the VHCA Master Plan projects. Lastly, VHCA uses funds raised to host fun social events, such as our Fall and Spring Movie Series in NHP, and cover expenses of the next years' Summerfest.