A few changes have been afoot here at PPN, and a few more are likely to come. In no particular order: First, Mari, founder and former owner of Java Mio, has taken over the reigns of PPN. Second, PPN has been getting more members of the community involved. (Read below for […]
A few changes have been afoot here at PPN, and a few more are likely to come. In no particular order: First, Mari, founder and former owner of Java Mio, has taken over the reigns of PPN. Second, PPN has been getting more members of the community involved. (Read below for more on that so far). Third, as previously noted, now anyone in the community can post a shindig to the site’s calendar. Many thanks to John M for the cool new feature!
So, who has been contributing to PPN in recent days? Among others…
Anne heads a policy research firm and lives in the Poplar Lawn Historic District in the former home of a Virginia Militia and Civil War General. In addition to research and evaluation, her professional background includes administration of juvenile justice, child welfare, and education organizations. Although her ancestors were in Petersburg in the 1700’s, she and her husband (PHS ’50) just arrived in 2008 and are thoroughly enjoying becoming members of the Petersburg community.
re: PPN, Anne will focus largely on topics related to history, preservation, and civic affairs as related to preserving and promoting Petersburg’s historic fabric.
Tammi Nichols (TLambert)
Tammi joined the staff of Virginia Organizing Project in 2009, having formerly volunteered with the VOP Petersburg Chapter. Nichols holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and is a veteran of the U. S. Army and of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nichols has a background in non-profit administration and management, with a focus on affordable housing. In the aftermath of Katrina, Nichols was hired as the Special Projects Coordinator for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP where she oversaw several initiatives that supported the Mississippi State Conference and the National NAACP and their efforts to support and aid in the recovery, rebuilding and renewal of the Gulf Coast.
re: PPN, Tammi will be helping get the word out about community organizing and outreach events.
Victoria Revilla (V Revilla)
Revilla, US Army (Retired), was stationed at Fort Lee on three separate tours during her 31 years of military service, enjoying the great Petersburg hospitality, and decided to stay after her last tour in 2001. She currently works as a government contractor/consultant, both teaching and developing logistics concepts and doctrine for the Army. Community Service is at the top of her hobbies, currently the President of the Southside Virginia Council of the Arts and Secretary of Downtown Petesburg, Inc. After serving three years as the Treasurer of the Sycamore Rouge theater, she continues on the Board of Directors, in addition to serving on several festival committees in Petersburg throughout the year. She has enjoyed singing, dancing and acting in her school years and during her military career, now bringing the love of the performing arts and culture to our city. COL (R) Revilla is in her fifth year as the President of Southside Virginia Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and a staunch lobbyist for veterans rights in the state and federal circles.
re: PPN, Victoria will be helping promote the arts and related events.
The secretary of the Old Towne Merchants Group is now posting sales, special, and other information as related to the Old Towne footprint’s business district.
As noted above, some of you may know Mari as the founder and a former owner of Java Mio. As PPN’s new and highly capable manager extraordinaire, you’ll see her around here too.
Yours truly (brenda p)
For the most part, I’ll be helping out here and there, e.g., as IT light or to fill in for others as needed.
On a parting note, I’m tickled to see PPN exploring new ways to get the community involved, and that so many talented folks have offered to volunteer their time for the benefit of their neighbors. I look forward to seeing what new directions the site takes!