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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.

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

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Terry McCleary

President

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Todd Brown

Board Member

Bub's at the Ballpark

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Andrew Shemirani

Board Member

Flock & Avoyer Real Estate

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Ken Kawachi

Board Member

Padres Baseball Club

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Robyn Spencer
Secretary

Tavern + Bowl

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Justin Navalle

Board Member

Quartyard

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Simon Andrews

Board Member

Graphic Solutions

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David Miles

Treasurer

US Bank

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Hasan Ahmed

Board Member

Café de L'Opera

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Angie Weber

Board Member

Cowboy Star

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

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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