2019 Officers and Board Members:

President: Wiley Becker
Vice President: John Hayes
Treasurer: Calhoun Witham
Secretary: Larry Gillespie

Board Members:
Wiley Becker
Phyllis Ewing
Elizabeth Fort
Larry Gillespie
Lynn Hanlin
John Hayes
Joni Hazelton
Lee Higdon
Judy McAlpin
Eleanor Hastie Parker
Mason Rees
George Smythe
Lynn White

Board Committees:

This Committee’s mission is to help preserve architectural integrity and quality of life in our historic district. The Committee reviews applications to the Board of Architectural Review and Board of Zoning Appeals and provides neighborhood input to those Boards in certain instances. In addition, the Committee reviews zoning, planning and ordinance amendments considered by the Planning Commission and offers input. The Committee endeavors to consult with preservation organizations as well as neighbors of affected properties in formulating input to the City’s governing bodies.
Lynn White (Chair), Adelaida Bennett, Elizabeth Bradham, Lee Higdon, Therese Smythe  

This committee’s mission is to convey information to CNA members about issues and developments affecting our neighborhood, including information concerning actions proposed by the City. Information is conveyed through CNA’s website, Facebook page and emails to members.  The committee also assists with preparing messages for external constituents such as the press.  Working with the Membership Committee, the Communications Committee helps to enhance the understanding of CNA’s role in the neighborhood and the benefits of joining CNA.
Margot Rose (Chair), Corie Erdman

Crime Prevention and Public Safety:
Working with the Charleston Police Department and CNA residents, this Committee strives to maintain the environment of safety and security in the Charlestowne Neighborhood.  Committee members regularly communicate with the Police Department and Tourism Enforcement Officers to share concerns and receive information about incidents. The committee also attends meetings with the Police Department and educates neighbors on best safety practices.
John Hayes (Chair), Larry Gillespie, Joan Hutchinson

Low Battery:
The Low Battery Committee is responsible for monitoring all aspects of the Low Battery redesign, including the seawall height, ability to fill in the railings for additional seawater protection, parking availability, the aesthetic design, the budgeting, and the timing. In particular, this Committee is focused on protecting the Charlestowne neighborhood from saltwater intrusion due to storm surge and tides and prioritizes increasing the height and effectiveness as quickly as possible.

George Smythe (Chair), Carolina Ragsdale

The Committee seeks to identify and engage potential new members, as well as promote involvement by existing members. The size and breadth of CNA’s membership throughout Charlestowne promotes CNA’s ability to advocate with the City on behalf of our neighborhood. Membership dues support the costs associated with communications, meetings and routine accounting and filing costs for nonprofit entities.
Elizabeth Fort (Chair), Margot Rose

This committee cultivates and recruits new Board members and works with the Board to nominate officers for the coming year.
Phyllis Ewing (Chair), Margot Rose, Lynn White

Short-Term Rentals:
The Short-Term Rental Committee monitors all legislation, both local and beyond, regarding short-term rentals. The mission of this Committee is to maintain the existing strict restrictions on short-term rentals in the Charlestowne neighborhood. 

Joni Hazelton (Chair), Phyllis Ewing, Lynn Hanlin

Streets/Parking/City Services:
The Committee focuses on the quality of City services provided in the neighborhood, street and sidewalk conditions, traffic impacts and parking. It monitors events and developments that impact City services, streets, traffic and parking and recommends modifications to the City to improve conditions for residents.  2019 Priority: The Calhoun West Drainage Project.
Eleanor Hastie Parker (Chair), Will Fort, Berta McCue, Mason Rees, Tom Waring

Charlestowne is significantly affected by tourism and special events, including horse carriages, tour buses, walking tours, cruise ship-related traffic, vehicular traffic, parking, pedicabs, rental bikes, parades and footrace routes. This Committee monitors the impacts and endeavors to advocate for appropriate tourism management and regulations to preserve livability and quality of life for neighborhood residents.
Judy McAlpin (Chair)

Cruise Ship Task Force: Randy Pelzer, Margot Rose


9 months ago

The annual meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Association will be held on Monday, January 14 ... See more

10 months ago

Holiday Parade Postponed Due to Weather

Dear CNA Members,

In consultation with the National ... See more

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