Bay View Neighborhood Association


About Us

The Bay View Neighborhood Association (BVNA) is an all-volunteer organization that strives to improve the quality of life for Bay Viewers. Our Mission is to connect neighbors for a better Bay View.  

The BVNA hosts a variety of events and projects that promote and improve our fine neighborhood.

Our all-volunteer, membership organization is run by a Board of Directors which includes officers, committee chairs, committee members, district representatives and at-large board members.

The BVNA funds a variety of initiatives with membership dues, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising events.  We also seek out grant opportunities as they become available. 

General membership meetings are held quarterly, with an annual meeting held in February.

History

The Bay View Neighborhood Association was created in 2004 by a group of residents passionate about Bay View.  Using a traditional grassroots approach, they sent a call out to all Bay Viewers to form a neighborhood association and give a voice to the residents of Bay View.

True to form, Bay View residents responded, got organized, and formalized the Bay View Neighborhood Association (BVNA).  In 2005, the organization was granted 501(c)(3) charitable organization status by the IRS.

Mission Statement

The Bay View Neighborhood Association exists to maximize the quality of life for individuals and families and to promote economic development in Bay View through activities that facilitate an attractive, safe and diverse neighborhood.

Vision

Bay View will remain a welcoming, safe and sustaining environment for its residents and visitors.

Values

  • To encourage and promote community pride by providing a forum for neighborhood activity.
  • To be a voice for our shared community interests.
  • To improve and maintain institutions and facilities serving our community including parks, schools, public transit, public safety services, and to provide an avenue for neighborhood social activities.
  • To inform citizens and facilitate citizen participation in all issues affecting our neighborhood including land use, development, zoning changes, traffic patterns and street modifications.
  • To be a resource for new and existing property owners and community members to help improve their living environments.
  • To promote the welfare and safety of the community.

2017 Board of Directors

Executives

President: Patty Pritchard Thompson
Vice Chair: Mary Ellen Hermann
Treasurer:  Nickie Rouleau
Secretary:  Leslie Mason

Past President: Christopher Miller

Committee Chairs

Communications: Dillan Laughlin
Membership: Leslie Mason
Public Spaces: Paul Mayeshiba
Chill on the Hill Liason: Kathy Swoboda
Environment & Transportation: Franz Meyer
Public Safety: Nickie Rouleau

Regional District Representatives

District 1: Mary Ellen Hermann
District 2: Patty Pritchard Thompson
District 3: Meara Young
District 4: Forrest Richter
District 5: Jennifer Balistreri

At Large Representatives

Ryan Lints, Rita DeMerit, Kyle Kummers, Philip Bailey

What does the Bay View Neighborhood Association do?

From beach clean-ups to Chill on the Hill, we host many events in Bay View.  But we do much more than host or sponsor events.

  • In 2014 The BVNA hosted the 1st annual Children's Art Competition at the Bay View Library during Bay View Gallery Night.  We have five participating schools and some amazing art representing Bay View.
  • We gather neighbors host public forums for capital projects and candidate forums.
  • The BVNA is committed to strengthen our local public schools and offer an educational grant to our elementary and high schools to assist in programming and materials.
  • The BVNA can help to represent a voice for our common Bay View interests by acting as liaison with governmental bodies and civic institutions.
  • The BVNA helps to improve and maintain institutions and facilities serving our neighborhood, including parks, schools, public transit, and public safety services.
  • We facilitate participation in issues affecting our community, including land use, development, zoning changes, traffic patterns, and street modifications.
  • The BVNA is a resource for Bay View property owners, business members, and neighbors to help improve their living and working environments.
  • We strive to promote the welfare and safety of our awesome community.
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