Board Meeting - 9/18/2023


Monday, September 18, 2023

6:00pm @ VCCS - SPAR Office & Google Meet


The meeting was called to order by President Kelly Lezama at 6:00 pm.


Present:  Board Attendance

Kelly Lezama (President)  Mallik Singareddy (Treasurer), Ryan McFarland (Secretary), Tyler Grant, Daniel Ashworth Jr., Bryant Shumaker, Pam Batts-Brown, Tim Hope, John Shermetaro, Jason Hardwick, Alison Blitch, Margie Viss

Absent: AJ Rodriguez (Vice President), Annie Howe

Guests: Bill Hoff, Lloyd Downing, Tony Debellis, Jordan Lacy

Staff: Michael Haskins, Mandie Marron



  1. Consent agenda and August meeting minutes (Approved)
  2. Holiday Society - Request approval for $10,000 from Holiday Society designated funds to purchase snowflake decorations from Inc. (approved)
  3. Holiday Society - Request approval to designate $3000 in SPAR SPAR Operating funds to Holiday Society designated funds with the understanding that the next $3000 in donations to the Holiday Society will be designated to SPAR operating funds. (approved)
  4. Letter of Support request - Groundwork Jacksonville is again applying for a Reconnecting Neighborhoods and Communities grant with the JTA and City of Jacksonville to secure funding for the Emerald Trail. (approved)
  5. Governance - Strategic Plan Discussion/heads up - costs associated with plan revamp - 5K for year 2023/2024; 5k for year 2024/2025 - AJ (no vote)
  6. Motion to write letter and send Michael Haskins to the code enforcement meeting to speak on SPARs behalf regarding CRIC - 43 East 4th Street discussion - Code Enforcement meeting on 9/19 @ 10am


Meeting Adjourned: 7:53 

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