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Civic organizations in the East End

August 31, 2009 6:20 am by

A list of active civic organizations in the East End, towards fostering better communication and building more cohesive civic representation across the area.

Working from an orphaned page on the city’s site and a cluttered map (PDF), I’ve tried to figure out which civic organizations are active in the East End and current contact information for these organizations. I have described the area represented by the organization as best I can from the city’s map and by the descriptions from the organizations when provided. Please leave any corrections or ommisions in the comments and I will update the list to reflect community input.

There are areas that do not appear to have any civic representation at all, including Eastview and the area of Church Hill North above M Street (roughly). I have not been able to find any contact information for the Eastview Civic League, though they may still be active. The New Birth Civic Association, which represented the area east of 25th Street, has been apparently been dormant for almost a decade. Woodville is represented by the Concerned Citizens Civic Association, though association president Mary Robinson says that there have not been regular meetings in some time and that no meeting is scheduled. Oakwood has no active civic organization, though perhaps not for much longer.

While some of Chimborazo finds representation in the Church Hill Association, a group of neighbors in the eastern end of the area are in the process of setting up the Oakwood Chimborazo Association to more specifically represent the area. No meeting date/location has been announced at this time. Contact David at (804)745.9254 or david@makingamelody.com for more information.

Civic organizations in the East End

ACTIVE? ORGANIZATION MEETINGS REPRESENTS
yes Admiral Gravely Homeowners
Angela Roane
(804)226-4175
Meet as needed Along Admiral Gravely Blvd.
? Asbury Action Community Team No working contact information available.
no Bowler-Mason Historic Area Association Completely defunct
yes Church Hill Association
John Johnson
mksm1@msn.com
[web]
3rd Tues 7PM at St.John’s Claim to represent the entirety of the greater Church Hill area, though actual coverage is approximately St. John’s Church O&H District, Church Hill North to roughly M Street, and Chimborazo south of Leigh Street.
no Church Hill North Completely defunct, now covered by CHA? Area bound by Broad, 25th, Q Street, 30th?
no Chimborazo Park Association The prior organization appears defunct, though the residents are active in the Church Hill Association. The new Oakwood Chimborazo Association will cover south from Leigh Street and east from 31st Street. (See Oakwood Chimborazo for more info.)
no Concerned Citizens Civic Association
Mary Robinson
(804)643-4018
No regular meetings Area roughly bound by Fairfield Ave, Peter Paul Blvd., Nine Mile, 29th/30th Street
yes Creighton Tenant Council
Marlyn Olds
(804)780-0498
2nd Mon 5:30PM at 2101 Creighton Road Creighton Court
? Eastview Civic League Area bound by Whitcomb, Fairfield Ave, and Mechanicsville Turnpike
yes Fairfield Court Tenants Council
Delores Robinson
(804)782-0906
(804)780-4873
4th Wed 5PM 2506 Phaup Street Fairfield Court
yes Friends of Chimborazo Park Playground
info@imaginechimbo.org
[web]
2nd Mon 7PM at EDI Chimborazo Park Playground (between North 29th and 31st Streets and East Grace Street)
yes Friends of Jefferson Park
Bill Conkle
(804)649-3764
Jefferson Park
yes Friends of Libby Hill Park
Marion Macdonald
MacMarion@aol.com
(804)644-1347
1st Tues 7PM, location varies Libby Hill Park
yes Fulton Tenant Council Quarterly 3rd Weds 5:50PM at 1219-A
Admiral Gravely Blvd. Community Room
Fulton Court
yes Greater Fulton Hill Civic Association
Juliellen Sarver
juliellens@yahoo.com
[web]
2nd Tues of even months 7PM at NRC Fulton, Fulton Hill, and Montrose Heights
yes Greater Fulton Hill Business Association
Joyce Monroe
Joyce4hair@aol.com
[web]
1st Mon of Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct 7PM at NRC Fulton, Fulton Hill, and Montrose Heights
? Jefferson Mews Civic Association No working contact information available.
no Melton Progressive Club
Sadie Jones
(804)222-7897
no meetings in past year Oakwood area around Melton Avenue
yes Mosby Court Tenant Council
Patricia Williford
(804)780-4901
2nd Mon 5PM at Community Center 1543 Coalter Street Mosby Court
yes Nathaniel Bacon Civic Association
Margie Nelson
(804)226-1001
3rd Tues at Nathaniel Bacon Nathaniel Bacon
no New Birth Civic Association Last active circa 1999. Area bound by Q, 25th, Nine Mile
yes New Vision Civic League
Mary W. Thompson
(804)648-7915
1st Sat 10AM at East End Library Area bound by 25th, Carrington, Fairmount, and Mosby excepting Mosby Court
no Oakwood-Chimborazo Civic Organization The prior organization appears defunct, though a new Oakwood Chimborazo Association is being put together. The OCA will cover south from Leigh Street and east from 31st Street. Contact David at (804)745-9254 or david@makingamelody.com for more info.
yes Shockoe Bottom Association
thecitybar@yahoo.com
[web]
3rd Mon 5:30PM location varies
yes Unity Civic League
William Anderson
(804)643-9353
willieand@aol.com
2nd Thurs 6:30PM at St.Peter’s Development Center Area bound by Fairmount, 25th, Fairfield, and Mechanicsville Turnpike
yes Union Hill Civic Association
Matt Conrad
(804)938-7654
matthewconrad@gmail.com
[web]
3rd Wed 7PM at Cedar Street Baptist Church Area bound by Mosby, Jefferson, 25th, and Carrington
yes Whitcomb Court Tenant Council
Annie Giles
(804)783-1618
3rd Wed 5:30PM Whitcomb Court Rec Center Whitcomb Court

General areas of representation

To help visualize this, I’ve mapped the effective boundaries (as best I can tell) of the civic associations in the area. Although the Church Hill Association will not describe a boundary, I’ve mapped what seems to be their on-the-ground area of representation.


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