Standing Committees

Committee Chairs also serve on the Board of Directors


Budget and Administration: Nick Alberti

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.

City Planning: Monte EdwardsMonte Edwards photo

Stays on top of District actions that could affect Capitol Hill, including rail and transportation issues. Testifies before the District Council when necessary.

Community Development: Chuck BurgerChuck_Burger

Maintains relationships with other businesses and civic organizations on the Hill to promote CHRS goals.

Community Relations: Elizabeth Nelson 

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.


Environment: Joanna Kendig

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:
 Joanna Kendig, Alison Ross, Drury Tallant, and Jim Thackenberry.

Special responsibilities include publication of Historic District Guidelines, sponsorship of Preservation Cafés (currently organized by Chris Mullins), and the Call Box Restoration project.

 Historic Preservation Committee Page


House and Garden Tour: Elizabeth Nelson

Manages all the activities and volunteers involved in putting on CHRS’s largest fundraising activity: the annual Mother’s Day House and Garden Tour.


Membership: Maygene Daniels

Increases participation in CHRS through membership drives and promoting CHRS at community events. Stewards current members. Plans the quarterly membership meetings (currently organized by Beth Hague).

Public Safety: Undine NashUndineNash

Stays current on safety issues affecting Capitol Hill, and advises the Board on appropriate actions.

Zoning: Gary M. Peterson

Educates residents of Capitol Hill about zoning issues and sees that DC Zoning regulations are properly applied. Advises the Board of Zoning Adjustments on Capitol Hill requests.

 Zoning Committee Page

Committee Members: Chuck Burger, Beth Hague, Nick Alberti, David Holmes, Norman Metzger, 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

Committee Members: Beth Purcell (President), Susan Oursler (Treasurer), Ray Prince, Nick Alberti, Elizabeth Nelson, Monte Edwards, and Steve Daniels

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

Facebook and Twitter: Jennifer Cate and Nina Tristani

Instagram: Carey Paquette

Little League Rep: Jackie Krieger

Webmaster: Elizabeth Nelson

Office Manager: Jill Uvena Cullinane