William grew up in the DC area and moved to Spring Valley in 2014. He is married with two children and is a practicing attorney here in the District.
Gretchen is a native Washingtonian and has lived in Spring Valley since 2005. She is a Real Estate Developer and manages properties in and around the city. She is married with three children and is an active participant in the Horace Mann Parent/Teacher Association.
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Sharon and her husband, Mark, have lived in Spring Valley since 2001. In 2006, Sharon cofounded Little Graces Playgroup, a community organization for families with young children, and in 2016 moved the group to Spring Valley. Sharon and Mark have three children.
Louisa and her two young children, Elle and Wills, love living in Spring Valley. Louisa is the Publisher of Spring Valley Life magazine, Fundraising Chair of Horace Mann Elementary School’s PTA and the Chair of Mann’s Annual Auction & Gala.
Ashley and her husband Matt have lived in Spring Valley since 2012. They are proud parents of Birdie, Brody and Barrett. Ashley serves on the board of The Washington Ballet and Imagination Stage. In 2017 Ashley launched, Secretly Gifting, a personal gift concierge business.
Laura has been a resident of Spring Valley since 2009. She is a Program Director at Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NJ. She lives on Tilden Street with her husband and two boys, and organizes the biannual Progressive Dinner.
John A. Frekko
John is a DC area and Spring Valley native, his parents being former Spring Valley residents. John is a corporate attorney working in downtown Washington, DC. He and his wife, Kelly, have three young children.
John has lived in Spring Valley for 30 years. He and his wife own a marketing firm. He is also President of the Board of Palisades Village, which helps seniors age in their homes. John was the founding publisher of Spring Valley Life magazine.
ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this unincorporated nonprofit association shall be "The Spring Valley Neighborhood Association", hereinafter referred to as the Association or SVNA.
ARTICLE II. DEFINITIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: The Spring Valley Neighborhood Association is dedicated to improving the Spring Valley community by strengthening relationships between neighbors, businesses, developers, educational institutions, local government, and other neighborhood groups. On the basis of these relationships, SVNA will work to:
(a) Promote the interests of the residents of Spring Valley and address issues of broad-based concern and relevance, through advocacy and other action;
(b) Engage with the D.C. government, ANC 3D, and other relevant stakeholders on projects affecting the community;
(c) Support responsible development that promotes positive growth and preserves the neighborhood's character; and
(d) Gather and disseminate information about the neighborhood and relevant community issues.
Policy: The Spring Valley Neighborhood Association may take action on local governmental measures and policies in the public interest.
Geographic Boundaries: For the purposed of determining membership, the boundaries of the Association are that portion of the District of Columbia described as follows:
Beginning at Ward Circle; thence northwestward on West side of Massachusetts Avenue to Westmoreland Circle; thence southeastwards on Dalecarlia Parkway to Loughboro Road; thence eastward on North side of Loughboro Road and Nebraska Avenue to beginning at Ward Circle.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
Any person, 18 years or older, who resides within the boundaries of the Association, as defined above, is eligible for membership in the Association. Membership policy shall be determined by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IV. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors, chaired by the Co-Managers (or “Co-Presidents”), shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Association. Members of the Board shall be authorized to take action on all matters requiring attention when the Association is not in session and upon urgent matters requiring action prior to any meeting of the Association.