Committee Chairs also serve on the Board of Directors
In consultation with the President, Treasurer, and various Board members, formulates the CHRS budget for the upcoming year that is voted on by the membership. Supports the office systems, including IT.
Stays on top of District actions that could affect Capitol Hill, including rail and transportation issues. Testifies before the District Council when necessary.
Maintains relationships with other businesses and civic organizations on the Hill to promote CHRS goals.
Plans and conducts community outreach activities to introduce CHRS and its programs to the broad Capitol Hill community, such as participation in Barracks Row Day, the Ward 6 Picnic, the July 4th Parade, Walk-To-School Day and other events.
Maintains relationships with local media and ensures appropriate coverage of CHRS events.
Stays current on alternative energy sources and how they can work with historic homes; represents CHRS with other organizations that deal with the environment and education about it; and addresses environmental issues affecting Capitol Hill.
Historic Preservation: Beth Purcell
Educates residents of Capitol Hill about the Historic District and how to maintain their historic homes; gives advice to residents and businesses who request it prior to permit applications; advises the District’s Historic Preservation Office and Review Board on new construction and changes to the exteriors of buildings in the Historic District.
Committee Members: James Dean, Joanna Kendig, Steve Morris, Alison Ross, Beth Purcell, Drury Tallant, and Jim Thackenberry.
Special responsibilities include publication of Historic District Guidelines, sponsorship of Preservation Cafés, and the Call Box Restoration project.
House and Garden Tour: Michelle Carroll
Manages all the activities and volunteers involved in putting on CHRS’s largest fundraising activity: the annual Mother’s Day House and Garden Tour.
Increases participation in CHRS through membership drives and promoting CHRS at community events. Stewards current members. Plans the quarterly membership meetings.
Stays current on safety issues affecting Capitol Hill, and advises the Board on appropriate actions.
Zoning: Gary M. Peterson
Committee Members: Chuck Burger, Mark Eckenwiler, Nick Alberti, Norman Metzger, Steve Kehoe and Brian Alcorn.
Other Committees and CHRS workers
Public Space: Steve Kehoe
Advises CHRS on matters relating to utilities, streetscape (lighting, signage), alleys, Public Parking (front yards), federal reservations, pocket parks.
Beyond the Boundaries: Beth Purcell
Endowment: John Shages
Grants: Larry Pearl
Evaluates and makes recommendations on grants that CHRS makes to worthwhile community projects and Swampoodle home owners.
Newsletter Editors: Angie Schmidt and Kelly Vielmo
Webmasters: Elizabeth Nelson and Donna Breslin
Office Manager: Carl Spier