2020 Officers and Board Members:
President: Wiley Becker
Vice President: John Hayes
Treasurer: Calhoun Witham
Secretary: Larry Gillespie
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), Craig Hanson, Adelaida Bennett, Elizabeth Bradham, Margi Brenizer, 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, 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, Gil Kirlikowske, Calhoun Witham
Cruise Ship: Elizabeth Fort (Chair), Carrie Agnew, Larry Gillespie, Randy Pelzer, Margot Rose
George Smythe (Chair), Bob Habig, 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, Rebekah Unger
This committee cultivates and recruits new Board members and works with the Board to nominate officers for the coming year.
George Smythe (Chair), Phyllis Ewing, Margot Rose, Lynn White
Joni Hazelton (Chair), Phyllis Ewing, Lynn Hanlin, Mason Rees
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 Parker (Chair), Will Fort, Rich Leadem, 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), Jeff Leath, Mason Rees, Rebekah Unger
BOARD PRIORITIES for 2020:
- Flooding & Drainage (Low Battery Committee) – Low Battery (George Smythe) & Calhoun West / Army Corps Study (Bob Habig)
- Tourism & Livability (Tourism & Livability Committee) – Events (Judy McAlpin) & Noise Ordinances (Mason Rees)
- Crime & Safety (Crime & Safety Committee) – Off Duty Patrols (Larry Gillespie) & Parking / Traffic (John Hayes)
- New Development (BAR / BZA Committee) – Lynn White
- Cruise Ships (Cruise Ship Committee) – Liz Fort
- Short-Term Rentals (STR Committee) – Joni Hazelton