Heather Benfield

September Volunteer Spotlight: Diane Graese

Diane Graese moved to Springfield from Las Vegas a little over a year ago. In a very short time, she has built a reputation as a passionate and dedicated volunteer in our community.  “I came to Jacksonville because it was a big city; I came to Springfield because a website called Neighborhood Search told me I would find all that I was looking for. I knew no one, but on my first visit here there were people who welcomed me into their homes and I felt such a good vibe,” Diane explained.  “I ignored the naysayers and listened to the stories of how the neighborhood was changing and the visions for the future.”


Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) Selected as AARP Community Challenge ‘Quick Action’ Grant Recipient

We are excited to announce that SPAR is one of 129 grantees who will receive funds through AARP Livable Communities’ AARP Community Challenge ‘Quick Action’ grant program. Awardees across the country will receive grants to fund innovative projects that can inspire change and make counties, cities, towns and rural areas better places to live for residents of all ages.


published Board Meeting - 4/16/18 in Read Board Meeting Notes 2018-07-02 09:20:18 -0400

Board Meeting - 4/16/18

SPAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm Southern Moss Realty (1501 N. Main Street)

Present: Todd Hollinghead, President, Aaron Glick, Vice President, Jack Adams, Treasurer, Jaimee Stewart, Secretary, Bill Hoff, Ex Officio, Kelly Lezama, Yolanda Copeland, Joey Marchey, Jamie Toraason, Mark Morley, Soner Acar

Not Present: Noelle Easterling, Tim Hope, Janie Coffey, Michael Montoya, Michelle Tappouni

Staff/Resources Present: Kevin O’Halloran, Kelly Rich

Guests: Diane Graese, Justin Geary, Lissa Dunn, Sarah Clark-Stuart

CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Aaron Glick at 6:12 pm.


published Board Meeting - 5/21/18 in Read Board Meeting Notes 2018-06-22 11:02:52 -0400

Board Meeting - 5/21/18

SPAR Council BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm Southern Moss Realty (1501 N. Main Street)

Present: Todd Hollinghead, President, Aaron Glick, Vice President, Jack Adams, Treasurer, Jaimee Stewart, Secretary, Bill Hoff, Ex Officio, Kelly Lezama, Joey Marchey, Jamie Toraason, Soner Acar, Noelle Easterling, Janie Coffey, Tim Hope

Not Present: Mark Morley, Michael Montoya, Michelle Tappouni, Yolanda Copeland

Staff/Resources Present: Kevin O'Halloran, Kelly Rich

Guests: Mark Judson, Heather Benfield

CALL TO ORDER
Meeting called to order by Todd Hollinghead, President, at 6:05pm


Community Meeting - Spring 2018

Date: 6/5/2018
Location: Wells Fargo Community Learning Center (1601 N. Main Street)
Time: 5:30pm

Kelly Rich, SPAR Executive Director, welcomed the approximate 100 guests to the meeting.


published SPAR Board Now Accepting Applications in Updates 2018-06-19 10:33:16 -0400

SPAR Board Now Accepting Applications


SPAR board members, staff, and committee members at a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game

We're happy to share that the SPAR Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for new board members. We are looking for board members who believe in our mission to preserve and revitalize Springfield and are willing to be active in their governance roles. A primary responsibility of board directors is to participate in the development of policy and major decision-making at board meetings held once a month. Another key responsibility is to be active on an ongoing basis in a committee of the board.