ABOUT THE

EAST VILLAGE ASSOCIATION

East Village is San Diego’s largest downtown neighborhood encompassing 130 blocks, between seventh ave 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 NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and San Diego City College, and the newly built UCSD Extention 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.

MISSION
STATEMENT

The mission of the East Village Association is to support and promote East Village businesses by establishing our community as San Diego’s livable urban village.

VISION
STATEMENT

East Village will be recognized as San Diego’s vibrant, diverse, urban community where residents and the entrepreneurial spirit thrive.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James Haug

President

Financial Advisor, LPL Financial

David Miles

Treasurer

Branch Manager, U.S. Bank

Justin Navalle

Board Member

Co-Owner, Quartyard

Jenner Smith

Board Member

Vice President of Real Estate,

Carlton Management

Simon Andrews

Vice President

Vice President, Graphic Solutions

Harry Schwartz

Board Member

Owner, Ace Hardware

Artem Sharoshkin

Board Member

Owner, The Boxing Club

Trong Dinh

Board Member

Private Yacht Procurement

Claudine Scott

Secretary

Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams

Todd Brown

Board Member

Co-Owner, Bub's at the Ballpark

Robyn Spencer

Board Member

Director of Sales, Tavern + Bowl

East Village

Terry McCleary

Board Member

Owner, MAKE Pizza + Salad

staff

Diane Peabody Straw

Executive Director

Karamia Thompson

Program Manager

Committees

FINANCE

This committee meets on an as-needed basis, and is designed to review the draft budget, to review audit/tax forms, and other monetary review activities as needed. This committee supports financial stability and gov't compliance. 

COMMUNITY
RELATIONS

Designed to collaborate with government and community groups to reduce homelessness, to improve downtown’s appearance and enhance public safety, and to support and promote sustainable green practices.

PARKING AND TRANSIT

Designed to plan, implement, and encourage smart growth transportation initiatives to include smart parking configuration, walkability, bicycle programs, neighborhood accessibility, and future transportation initiatives. 

PLACEMAKING

Designed to promote neighborhood beautification projects through physical upgrades intended to enhance and activate the East Village neighborhood including Public Art, lighting, and community gathering installations.

MARKETING &
SPECIAL EVENTS

Designed to plan special events and create marketing strategy for the East Village, to benefit the businesses, create a positive community environment, and encourage tourism. 

PRE-DESIGN

This committee meets on an as-needed basis, in conjunction with the East Village Residents Group (EVRG), and is designed to provide pre-design reviews for future developments in East Village.

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