The next VVPA monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 pm at The Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.). As a reminder, VVPA 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

  • JCPD East District Captain Benjamin Dailey & Community Relations Officer Dina Lionakis
  • Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairwoman Amy DeGise
  • Council President Rolando Lavarro to discuss Project Street
  • Ward E Councilperson James Solomon
  • Developer Presentation
    • Developer: Michael Mecca
    • Proposed Mixed Use Development Project in the Bates Street Redevelopment Plan

Community Networking to follow

Upcoming Community Events

  • Van Vorst Park Farmers Market – Saturdays 8 AM-3:30 PM
  • East District Captains Meeting – Tues. Oct. 23, 7 PM – M.S. 4, 2nd Floor, Library. Contact JCPD East District Community Relations Officer, Dina Lionakis (201.547.4370; for more information
  • JC Boe Candidates Forum – Thurs. Oct. 25, 7 PM – P.S. 16
  • Haunted Halloween in Van Vorst Park – Weds.Oct. 31, 4 PM
  • Ward F Community Meeting – Thurs. Nov. 8, 6:30 PM – Bethune Center
  • Ward E Community Meeting – Weds. Dec. 5, 6:30 PM – Council Chambers, City Hall 

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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