2018 Officers and Board Members:
President: Phyllis Ewing
Vice President: George Smythe
Treasurer: Calhoun Witham
Secretary: Lucie Maguire
Eleanor Hastie Parker
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, Randy Pelzer, Therese Smythe, Jay Williams
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)
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.
Jerry Smith (Chair), Joan Hutchinson
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), Lynn Hanlin, Therese Smythe
Short Term Rentals (sub-committee of the BAR/BZA-Z committee):
Short Term Rentals have been on the rise due to use of online platforms such as HomeAway, AirBnB, and VRBO. However, in many cities, including Charleston, the allowance of short term rentals is restricted through existing laws and ordinances. How to regulate short term rentals is an issue currently being addressed in other cities across the country. The Short Term Rentals Committee will work with the City of Charleston to ensure those laws and ordinances are not violated in our neighborhood.
Randy Pelzer (Chair), Bill Beak, Larry Gillespie, Lynn Hanlin, Joni Hazelton
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.
Eleanor Hastie Parker (Chair), Will Fort, Berta McCue, 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.
Jerry Smith (Chair), Wiley Becker, Larry Sussberg
MEMBERSHIP APPOINTED TASK FORCE:
Cruise Ship Task Force: Randy Pelzer, Margot Rose