Community Engagement Committee (CEC)

Community Engagement Committee

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) is a volunteer committee that helps with the planning and organization of community events. In addition, the CEC works with the VMA office staff to recruit and organize volunteer block captains to help in welcoming new Village residents and distributing flyers for upcoming events on their respective streets.  

The Fiscal Year 2020 Village Community Engagement Committee consists of the following Village residents.

  • Kristi Tampio (Summit Avenue), Chair
  • Sallie Van Tassel (Shepherd Street)
  • Katherine Hample (Cummings Lane)
  • Barbara Sacks-Singer (Thornapple Street)
  • Keith Allen (Turner Lane)

 Block Captains:

  • Brookville Road - Lynn Welle
  • Bradley Lane - Tessa Harber
  • Chestnut Street - Lauren Biel
  • Cummings Lane - Peter & Denise Glassman
  • Delfield - Rick Hellings
  • Delfield (deadened) - Meg Hanlon
  • Melville Place - Volunteer needed
  • Oxford Street - Lynn Welle
  • Quincy Street - Lynn Welle
  • Raymond Street - Lisa Single
  • Shepherd Street - Sallie Van Tassel
  • Summit Avenue - Lauren Bramlette
  • Taylor Street - Noel Bingham
  • Thornapple Street - Barbara Sacks-Singer
  • Turner Lane - Elizabeth Boland

*Block Captain Coordinator

CEC Meetings

In general, the CEC holds quarterly meetings, more frequently if needed. The Committee publishes meeting dates/times/locations/agendas in advance to encourage neighbors to attend and participate. Minutes are taken and a summary of the meeting discussion is usually provided to the VMA Council during the following monthly Council meeting. 

CED Events in a Calendar Year

  • Adult Midwinter Happy Hour (first annual event was held at La Ferme on March 1, 2020) 
  • Annual Celebration on the Sidewalk (held in support of the annual Council election, usually held in early May in the Brookville Market area)
  • Annual Independence Day Celebration (usually held the Sunday before July 4th in the Turner Lane cul-de-sac and Chevy Chase Regional Park or "Shepherd Park")
  • Annual VMA Movie Night in Shepherd Park on Jim Johnson Field: 3rd annual event scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2020 
  • Annual Halloween Celebration and Parade (held in the Turner Lane cul-de-sac on an alternating schedule of the Sunday before or the day of Halloween)

Agenda for Community Engagement Committee Meeting 12/9/2019

Agenda for Community Engagement Committee Meeting 9/4/2019

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