Meet the Candidates for the 2016 Board of Directors

At the November 10th, 2016 annual community meeting, SPAR members will vote on candidates for our Board of Directors. The current Board of Directors is confident these four candidates would be valuable assets in helping lead the Springfield Historic District forward, are proud to present them to Membership for their approval.

If you have any questions for these candidates, please submit them prior to the annual meeting via email to the SPAR office at [email protected], and the candidates will provide their answers at the annual community meeting on November 10th.

Meet this year's candidates . . . 


>  An active community volunteer, Tim Hope would like to take more formal responsibilities in community leadership.
>  Tim has lived in the Springfield Historic District for four years, moving from Philadelphia, PA.
>  His other community involvement includes serving as chair of the Sheriff’s Watch (formally called SHADCO) of our area, Master Mason at the Solomon Lodge No 20 F&AM on E. 1st Street and various neighborhood events (ie, clean ups, PorchFest, etc).
>  Tim is a mechanical engineer by trade, has renovated several formally dilapidated homes in the neighborhood, and is a generally handy guy.



>  A four year resident of the Springfield Historic District, Yolanda Copeland purchased an original historic bungalow to live in and renovate herself, chronicling her progress on a renovation blog.
>  Yolanda is interested in contributing in areas of historic preservation, community outreach, compliance and city relations.
>  After retiring from a 25 year career in law enforcement, Yolanda found her entrepreneurial spirit by founding Uptown Lifestyle Concierge & Excursions to showcase the perks of urban living in Jacksonville.
>  Yolanda has been active in a variety of community volunteer efforts, including Groundwork Jacksonville and SPAR Block Captains.


Jaime.jpg>  Jamie Toraason has over a decade of professional experience assisting businesses grow and develop as a consultant and human resources director. She would like to put this experience to work attracting and supporting businesses to Springfield.
>  She previously served on the board of Sustainable Springfield, is currently President of the Springfield Mommies Group and is also involved with Groundwork Jacksonville and the S-Line rail trail.
>  Jamie moved to the Springfield Historic District in 2009 and has since renovated several properties in the neighborhood.
>  When not wrangling her two young children, Jamie enjoys gardening and sewing.





>  Joey Marchy is a 16 year resident of the Springfield Historic District.
>  He would like to lend his extensive experience in project management, communication, process improvement, technology and public speaking towards improving the community.
>  Joey has a keen interest in facilitating commercial development, and envisions a more vibrant, walkable commercial district.
>  An avid road bicyclist, Joey can be found riding all around the urban core neighborhoods of Jacksonville via bike.