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ABOUT THE

EAST VILLAGE ASSOCIATION

East Village is San Diego’s largest downtown neighborhood encompassing 130 blocks, between Seventh Avenue to 17th Street. More than 700 businesses are located in the thriving urban enclave; including restaurants, hotels, art galleries, and PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres. The San Diego Central Library, which opened Summer 2013, is in East Village.

 

Several educational institutions are in East Village including New School of Architecture and Design, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and San Diego City College, and the newly built UCSD Extension Center. The East Village community has a population of nearly 40,000 (and growing), with most residents living in mid-rise or luxury condominiums and lofts. Continuing urban development and the steady growth of new businesses draws locals from neighboring downtown areas, and elsewhere in San Diego County to this diverse and vibrant community with a unique mix of arts, culture, education, and entertainment. The East Village Association, Inc. (EVA) is a nonprofit corporation 501c3 that manages the East Village Business Improvement District.

BOARD NOMINATIONS

The East Village Association (EVA) is currently soliciting applications for new East Village Board Members.  If you are interested in being considered, you must fulfill the eligibility requirements, fill-out the application, and return before Monday, April 10, 2023.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, the nominees must agree to the following:

1. The nominee must agree with the Purpose of the Corporation (below);

2. The nominee must commit to attending Board meetings unless previously excused stated in the 2023 Revised EVA Bylaws;

3. The nominee must serve on at least one standing committee of the Board.

PURPOSE OF THE CORPORATION

The primary objectives and purposes of this Corporation shall be:

1. To bring about the revitalization of the the District area.

2. To bring about the investment of private and public capital within the District area for public benefit and charitable purposes.

3. To bring about the increased provision of quality public improvements and educational, cultural, artistic, charitable, and social services within the District area for public benefit and charitable purposes.

4. To bring about the increased economic well-being of residents, employees, and businesses within the District.

APPLICATION

Click below to download the East Village Association Board of Director's Nominations Cover Letter and Application.

DEADLINE

Return application by 5:00pm on Monday, April 10, 2023.  You can email your application to info@eastvillagesandiego.com or schedule with staff a time to drop-off at EVA Office at Spaces Makers Quarter.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Terry McCleary

President

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David Miles

Treasurer

US Bank

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Jonathan Francese

Board Member

The Invigatorium

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Ken Kawachi

Board Member

Padres Baseball Club

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Simon Andrews

Board Member

Graphic Solutions

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Justin Navalle

Board Member

Quartyard

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Manny Rodriguez

Board Member

IZOLA Bakery

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Hasan Ahmed

Vice President

Café de L'Opera

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Robyn Spencer
Secretary

Tavern + Bowl

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Andrew Greenberg

Board Member

Trilogy Real Estate Management

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Diana Puetz

Board Member

San Diego Padres

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Angie Weber

Board Member

Cowboy Star

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Lisa Gerson

Board Member

Urbana

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Tyler Winslow

Vice President II

HP Investors

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Todd Brown

Board Member

Bub's at the Ballpark

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Chan Buie

Board Member

Hey Sugar!

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Kristen Rice

Board Member

Sempra

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Andrew Shemirani

Board Member

Flock & Avoyer Real Estate

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Todd Miller

Board Member

UCSD Park & Market

staff

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Marco Li Mandri

Executive Director

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Shirley Zawadzki

Financial & Project Manager

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Dianne Serna de Leon

Office Manager

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Dominic Li Mandri

District Manager

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Rosie DeLuca

Asst. Financial Manager

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Monica Montes

Administrative Support Manager

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Ethan Olsen

Asst. District Manager

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Christopher Gomez

Brand & Communications Manager

Committees

EXECUTIVE

Consists of all of the officers of the corporation. Oversees staff, administration and contracts, finances, insurance, grants, Board agendas, annual bylaw review and policies, relations with political reps and public agencies, Board elections, etc.

DISTRICT IDENTITY & PLACEMAKING

Projects would include those that market and promote the District or promote positive aspects of the East Village District in Downtown San Diego including branding, public relations, social media, newsletter, special events, website management, banner program, streetscape issues including holiday decorations, visual linkages, new public spaces projects, etc.

CIVIL SIDEWALKS

Monitors maintenance and security service provided by the DSDP Clean & Safe Program, serves on the Downtown PBID Committee representing the East Village zone. Relations with SDPD, Lucky Duck Foundation, Housing Commission, the Padres and other groups. Also, will work with the City on the oversight and management of the East Village Green if approved by the Board and the City.

PARKING & MOBILITY

Review of all new developments proposed for East Village, Downtown Community Plan review, width of sidewalks, alcohol permits and outdoor dining encroachments, etc.

PROJECT REVIEW & LAND-USE

Review of all new developments proposed for East Village, Downtown Community Plan review, width of sidewalks, alcohol permits and outdoor dining encroachments, etc.

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