Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates

Type: Committee

Meeting Frequency: Second Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m., Room 159, 215 Church Avenue, S. W.

Contact: Recording Secretary, Bob Clement, (540) 853-1286;

Members: Thirteen (13); (*) Denotes City Representatives

Term of OfficeEligible for Reappointment
Reverend Charles Wilson*06/30/20Yes
Barbara Evans03/16/19Yes
Jamaal Jackson*06/30/21Yes
Jacqueline Moon*06/30/21Yes
Russell Thomas*06/30/19Yes
Katelynn Lewis*06/30/21Yes
Sunni Purviance*06/30/19Yes
Ellie Rigby05/09/20Yes
Cindy Pasternak*06/30/19Yes


Purpose: The Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates shall create, develop, implement and maintain a strategic business plan that directs the activities of the organization toward effective advocacy on behalf of the neighborhoods of Roanoke; advise the Council and the City’s administration concerning existing proposed public policies affecting the vitality of neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations; inform neighborhood-based organizations and the public of existing and proposed public policies and courses of action that support neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations; advise neighborhood-based organizations in building their organizational and administrative and advocacy capacities; oversee preparation of an annual State of the Neighborhoods report to the Council that meets the requirements of Action NH A10 and A11 of Vision 2001 – 2020; oversee the administration of Neighborhood Grant Program, such funds granted under the Neighborhood Grant Program to meet criteria establish by the RNA; advise the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Services concerning neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations; and assists in work in partnership with the Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership and the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Services in the recruit of volunteers, outreach and support to neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations by serving as liaison to neighborhood groups, regularly attending neighborhood meetings, being involved in community projects, trainings, or other activities, and providing written feedback and recommendations about needs, events, activities in neighborhoods.

Copy of Bylaws, as amended, on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

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