SDCC Committees are teams of volunteer residents that share an interest. They work together on a regular basis to make the neighborhood a better place. Some sponsor fun events, informative workshops, or other activities that get the neighborhood engaged.
Please consider joining a committee that fits your interests!
See committee descriptions below. Fill out this form if you’d like more information.
Standing Committees Reporting to SDCC Board of Directors
Finance Committee – Sheryl Davenport, chair
Provides financial oversight for the organization, to include budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.
Community Development – Nicole Blumner, chair
Community Development Standing Committee shall be responsible for maintaining and planning the neighborhood’s residential and commercial areas in accordance with the Skinker DeBaliviere Master Plan, adopted by the Board on October 13, 2014, as may be amended; and shall review proposed residential, commercial and public infrastructure development and redevelopment proposals to determine the proposal’s compliance with the Master Plan. Further, the committee shall be responsible for periodic review of the Skinker DeBaliviere Master Plan, and recommend updates and revisions to the Board. Find out more in the by-laws. (Meeting Schedule: As required)
Historic District Review – Nancy Hohmann, chair
Historic District Review Standing Committee (HDR Committee) shall be responsible for ensuring the preservation of the historic character of the neighborhood through various means. Find out more in the by-laws. (Meeting Schedule: As required)
Security Committee – Mark Gorman, Ken Burton, co-chairs
Security Standing Committee shall be responsible for increasing neighborhood security awareness through meetings, communications, alerts and educational programming. The Committee shall serve as liaison with SLMPD 5th District, University City Police, Washington University Police, Bi-State/Metro Police, the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative and the Neighborhood Stabilization Team. Find out more in the by-laws. (Meeting Schedule: 1st Tuesday, 5:30 PM)
Commercial Districts – JoAnn Vatcha, chair
Responsible for monitoring development in the Delmar and DeBaliviere Commercial Areas to ensure compliance with the “Delmar Link” Redevelopment Plan, the Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood Urban Design and Development Plan, as well as any future development plans approved for use in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood; proposing amendments to the ordinance to the Board; and for reviewing conditional use applications, zoning variance appeals, building code appeals, liquor license applications and changes, and proposed zoning amendments; and shall perform other tasks that may be assigned by the Board. Find out more in the by-laws. (Meeting Schedule: As required)
Block Unit Program – Molly Mulcahy, Cristina McGroarty, co-chairs
Block Units help residents get to know each other, organize fun block events, communicate sensitive and real-time information and build partnerships with the police and city government. Ideally, every block unit has a Captain or Co-Captain, who provides direction, schedules meetings, organizes volunteers and promotions block unity.
Residential Housing & Zoning – Linda Cross, chair
Monitoring residential zoning issues, overcrowding and the increased footprint of renters in Skinker DeBaliviere, supports City of St. Louis efforts to enforce housing and historic ordinances in the neighborhood, and educate landlords and investors and advance dialogue around housing issues. (Meeting Schedule: Twice a month, until further notice – contact for notices)
Committees Reporting to Executive Director
Neighborhood Programs – Alice Stanley, chair
Neighborhood Program Committee shall be responsible for: social outreach programs, such as new neighbor, youth and senior programs; food drives; and the annual SDCC Martin Luther King Commemoration. (Meeting Schedule: 3rd Monday, 6 PM)
Concert Series Committee – Andy Cross, organizer
Assist in planning, implementing and funding the neighborhood’s annual summer concert series, which usually consisted of 3-4 concerts. (Meeting Schedule: As required)
Homecoming Committee – Sarah Greenwood, John O’Gorman, Jim Fuchs, co-chairs
Assist in planning, implementing and funding of annual Homecoming, one of the neighborhood’s largest gatherings and fundraisers. (Meeting Schedule: As required)
Fundraising & Marketing Committee – No chair, proposed committee
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Fundraising & Marketing Committee shall be responsible for: identifying new sources for funding for SDCC; annual fundraising events and programs; coordinating the scheduling of special events and fundraisers; and developing marketing strategies and communications to effectively position and promote Skinker DeBaliviere throughout the Greater St. Louis Area.