Leadership

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President

Shelby Kurland

President

Shelby Kurland (She/Her/Hers) is a dedicated community member who is passionate about the needs of Belvedere Park residence. She is currently involved in the Shoal Creek Park I, Regional Alliance, and Neighborhood Branding projects. When not working hard on community initiatives, she loves walking the neighborhood and getting to know Belvedere Park's citizens!

Vice President

Jessica Woodside

Vice President

Jessica (She/Her/Hers) has lived in the Decatur area for the last 10 years, and moved to Belvedere Park in 2018. Since then, she has tried to be involved in neighborhood association meetings and efforts, including attempting to address the issues at the former Citgo and Kwik Stop. She would like to get more involved by joining the board and helping the BPNA continue to expand its presence in the neighborhood. She works in marketing, so has a variety of skills in that area, including digital marketing and advertising and event planning/execution. Her favorite thing about living in Belvedere Park is being close to lots of things to do while living in a quiet, friendly neighborhood with lots of trees and green space.

Secretary & Public Safety Committee Chair

Emily Cox

Secretary & Public Safety Committee Chair

Emily (She/Her/Hers) has a passion for working with local communities to support and empower residents through beneficial neighborhood projects and inclusion initiatives. Additionally, she prioritizes sustainable beautification efforts, neighborhood walking paths, sensory-inclusive playground equipment, regenerative community gardens, TNR efforts, and providing accessible resources for all our neighbors (seniors, veterans, unhoused, etc.) Her absolute favorite aspect of BP, other than the location and diversity, is her amazing neighbors. Emily is incredibly inspired by the potential within BP and the BPNA.

Membership & Events Committee Chair

Jason Howser

Membership & Events Committee Chair

Jason (He/Him/His) was just a member of BPNA last year. He has lived in Belvedere Park for nearly 15 years, and over the last year, he's really gotten to know and love his neighbors/this community. He decided he loved it so much that he wanted to be more involved in 2021. He wants to help improve this wonderful community of diverse neighbors. Jason enjoys working in his yard and gardening, most outdoor activities like camping and fishing; he also enjoys cooking bbq on the weekends! Husband and the father of a beautiful baby boy, and cherishes spending quality time with his family.

Community Service Committee Chair

Caitlyn Wade

Community Service Committee Chair

My name is Caitlyn Wade (She/Her/Hers), and I am excited to have the opportunity to serve on the BPNA board. My husband Chase and I moved to Belvedere Park in April of 2020 when we purchased our first home. We have enjoyed meeting all of our kind and welcoming neighbors. I work as a trial attorney for the Federal Defender Program where I represent indigent individuals charged with federal crimes. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and camping. I’m looking forward to serving this community and increasing membership and participation in our association.

Beautification Committee Chair

Maria Rossoto

Beautification Committee Chair

Hi, I’m Maria Rossoto, MPH, CHES (She/Her/Hers), one of the founders of the BPNA and acting President from 2016 to 2021. I bring a wealth of experience and expertise in nonprofit management, health education, and community engagement. I’m a recording artist and local jazz vocalist. My business Friends in the Garden is a blend of health education, music and art.

I’m focused on improving the aesthetics of our neighborhood and envision Belvedere Park as a beautiful, clean and walkable neighborhood. Improving the aesthetics of our environment ultimately improves our quality of life. Some of my favorite things about living in BP include the mid-century style, hilly streets, owls and lots of cool, friendly neighbors. My husband Fen and I moved to BP in 2007. We have three cats and a Yarden.