The following slate of nominees to serve on the KWA Board of Directors for 2014-2015 was announced at the general meeting on August 6.

Many thanks to the volunteers who served on the Nominating Committee: Chris Price, chair, Ethel Pedraza, Gloria Arecchi, Rusty Guyer and José De Lara.

Voting will take place at the General Membership meeting on September 3.

New:

Patricia (Patty) Garcia Duarte
KWA Social Committee Chair, National Night Out Chair
21-year resident, Claudia St.
Children: Jared
Occupation: Deli server

Maureen Strauss Gonima
2-year resident, E. Guenther St.
Children: Laura, Nico and David
Occupation: Attorney

Eddie Romero
3-year resident, Beauregard St. (wife has lived in KW for 7 years)
Children: Ashlynn and Halynn
Occupation: Membership and Events Manager for Centro San Antonio

Christine Viña
KWA Architectural Advisory Committee member
18-year resident, Adams St.
Occupation: Planner/Architect (Project Manager, Urban Design; VIA); former COSA Planner, former Southtown Mainstreet Alliance Director

Harry Shafer – President Elect
KWA Finance Committee
12-year resident, Madison St.
Five grown children
Occupation: Archeologist and Curator of Archaeology at the Witte Museum
Personal statement: We love King William, the community, the fair, parade, neighborhood and historic atmosphere and traditions. I want to help keep the neighborhood safe, as free of crime as possible, and its walls clean of graffiti. I have learned that tagging left on is an invitation for more tagging, and tagged walls are a clear sign of neighborhood degradation and a signal to the criminal element that we don’t care. It does take a neighborhood, and I will work to get the neighborhood involved in keeping us safe, keeping our events (including First Friday) family oriented, enjoyable for participants and residents alike.

Gary Woods
8-year resident, W. Sheridan St.
Occupation: University Librarian at UTSA for Architecture and Planning

Continuing:

Max Martinez, Past President

Anne Alexander

Patrick Conroy
2013-2014 Board Vice-President
13-year resident, Madison St.
Children: Patrick, Paul and Aine
Occupation: Attorney and full-time Dad

Annice Hill
Co-Chair KWA Fair Food committee, Chair KWA Membership Committee
5-year resident, St. Benedict Lofts
Two grown children, 5 grand-
children
Occupation: Project Manager at UTHSCSA for the Chromosome 18 Clinical Research Center

Curtis Johnson
Community Development Ad Hoc Committee Chair
8-year resident, Madison St.
Occupation: Retail owner

Ethel Pedraza
52-year resident, Mission St.
Occupation: Retired business owner

Nora Peterson
Public Relations Committee Chair
16-year resident, Adams St.
3 children; 8 grandchildren
Occupation: Retired from several pursuits: ad agency accounting in Chicago; social work; resident director of college dormitory; innkeeper of B&B on Adams St. for 9 years

Chris Price
2012-2014 Board Treasurer
11-year resident, Adams St.
Children: Emma and Liam
Occupation: real estate development

Jessie Simpson
2014 Board Parliamentarian
39-year resident, King William St.
4 children, plus 4 grandkids
Occupation: retired

Bradley Toland