We consider everyone who lives or works in the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood a member of our Planning Team.
The Leadership Team represents all stakeholders in our area and they have voting power to represent these stakeholders. We have divided the neighborhood into geographic sectors so that all parts of the neighborhood have a vote. We also have voting members who represent businesses, congregations, non-profits and civic groups. You do not have to live or work in the neighborhood to serve on action teams/committees.
Please contact us if we can be of service!
|Role||Name & Email||Phone|
|Chair||Currently being filled by Alma Lyra|
|Vice Chair||Alma Lyra||(512) 964-3205|
|Treasurer||Susan Benz||(512) 220-9542|
|Secretary||Leslie Thompson||(512) 971-9773|
Refer to the sector map below for residential sectors.
|Role||Name & Email Date Elected||Phone|
|Sector 1 resident representative||Pam Colloff Oct 2015||(512) 550-2854|
|Sector 2 resident representative||Sara Strother Jan 2015||(512) 217-0168|
|Sector 3 resident representative||Sylvia Marroquin Jan 2015||(512) 474-4499|
|Sector 4 resident representative||Sara Pedrosa Oct 2015||(512) 766-7978|
|Sector 5 resident representative||Open seat – contact nominations committee|
|Sector 6 resident representative||Leslie Thompson Sept 2015||(512) 971-9773|
|Sector 7 resident representative||Kristen Hotopp Aug 2016||(512) 850-4300|
|Sector 8 resident representative||Open Seat – contact nominations committee|
|Resident renter representative||Open Seat – contact nominations committee|
|Business representative||Lee Gresham Sept 2016||(512) 743-3337|
|Business representative||Susan Benz Aug 2016||(512) 220-9542|
|Business representative||Shawn Somerville Oct 2015||(512) 577-3341|
|Non-profit representative|| Mark Rogers June 2017
|Non-profit representative||Alma Lyra Oct 2014
El Buen Pastor Early Childhood Development Center
|Non-profit representative||Julio Perez Aug 2012
Festival Beach Community Garden
Anyone can join one of our action committees. If you are interested, contact the chairs listed below or your sector representative to learn more about getting involved.
|Committee||Chair & Email||Phone|
|Affordable Housing||Open – accepting community volunteers|
|Crime & Safety||Open – accepting community volunteers|
|Economic Development||Open – accepting community volunteers|
|Education||Open – accepting community volunteers|
|Environment & Parks||Open – accepting community volunteers|
|Historic Preservation||Amy Thompson||(512) 499-0780|
|Land Use and Design||Shawn Somerville||(512) 577-3341|
|Traffic & Transportation||Open – accepting community volunteers|