The next VVPA monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm at The Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.). As a reminder, the VVPA monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, so be sure to mark your calendars in advance!

Monthly Meeting Agenda

7:007:10pm – Welcome and Call to Order – President Ben Bernouy

7:10–7:20pm – Officer & Committee Reports

  • Treasurer Report – Dermot Ronan
  • Construction Committee Report – Tom Ogorzalek
  • Events Committee Report – Eric Carter/Marlene Sandkamp

7:20–8:45pm – Guest Speakers & Presentations

  • Meet and Greet with candidates for Jersey City Board of Education 
    • Each candidate will receive 5 minutes to introduce themselves and their platform.
  • Developer Presentation
    • Developer: Michael Mecca
    • Proposed Mixed Use Development Project in the Bates Street Redevelopment Plan

Community Networking to follow

Upcoming: At our October 16 meeting, Ward E Councilperson James Solomon will address the membership.

Upcoming Community Events

  • Looking Forward: Remembering Meredith Lippman September 14, 7-11 PM, Nimbus Dance Works
  • VVP Farmers Market– Saturdays 8AM-3:30PM
  • Free Boot Camp – Tuesdays, 7:15 AM,Meet at VVP Gazebo 
  • East District Captains Meeting – 4th Tuesday of every month; 7pm at M.S. 4 library. Contact JCPD East District Community Relations Officer, Dina Lionakis (201.547.4370; for more information

To feature a community event in our newsletter,

The VVPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group. In addition to making a contribution through the VVPA website, we are registered as a non-profit at Amazon Smile. So every time you shop through Amazon Smile, select the VVPA as your charitable organization of choice, and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the VVPA.

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

We’d like to thank our sponsors: Dixon Leasing: a subsidiary of Dixon AdvisoryBarrow Mansion Development CorporationJersey Wine & Spirits  and the Friends of Van Vorst Park!

The VVPA depends on fundraising and sponsorships from local businesses and community members. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email

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