If you are interested in participating in any of our committees, please e-mail the Chair or leave a message at our message center (415-993-1808) with your name, phone number, best time to contact you, and your interest.
Communications and Marketing
Chair: Susan Ford
The committee shall provide strategic direction for and development and execution of communications and marketing strategies which support initiatives central to Russian Hill Neighbors’ mission and purpose. The committee shall actively promote the organization to prospective members and, when appropriate, throughout the city at large, and shall support communications and marketing needs of its various committees. Responsibilities of the Communications/Marketing Committee include, but are not limited to, monthly newsletters e-mailed to RHN members, twice annual newsletters published and sent to all RHN members, update and maintenance of the RHN web site, and other means of communications and marketing deemed appropriate by the Board.
Design, Zoning, and Land Use
Chair: Robert Bluhm
The Chair shall promote excellence in the design of the built environment; encourage preservation and restoration of historically and esthetically significant structures; facilitate understanding of the effects of the planning and building codes on the built environment for both the membership and the Board; and lobby city and other governmental agencies and commissions consistent with these purposes on design and zoning issues.
Chair: Al Greening
The Chair shall be responsible for keeping and maintaining the organization’s history files. The Committee shall compile a history of the defined areas of Russian Hill Neighbors, gathering such appropriate books, articles, documents, and artifacts with Board approval for any costs incurred. The Committee shall also explore and make recommendations to the Board regarding special events and activities designed to promote an appreciation of Russian Hill history.
The Chair shall be responsible for membership development and retention for the organization; receive all membership dues and applications, confirm eligibility, record the dates they are received, keep an accurate account thereof, and remit the dues to the Treasurer; keep and maintain the record of members and maintain the membership mailing list; notify each member when dues are payable by mailing such notice each January. The Chair shall notify delinquent members and remove their names from the roster; and act as the coordinator between Board members and the mailing service when the organization is using a mailing service.
Chair: Susan Gage and Barbara Bella
The Chair shall promote improvement of the physical environment of the neighborhood. The Chair shall serve as liaison with City and other government agencies and commissions, foster a neighborhood spirit to improve the quality of life for people who reside and work on Russian Hill, and monitor the maintenance and improvement of the City’s infrastructure.
Safety and NERT/AWARE Committee
Chair: Jen Parkes
The Chair shall promote the safety of the neighborhood and its residents by acting as a liaison with the City’s Police Department (specifically the Central and Northern Districts) and Fire Department. The Chair shall promote the organizing of the blocks within Russian Hill Neighbors’ territory; encourage Russian Hill residents to participate in emergency preparedness training which the chair shall also coordinate; and work with the Safety Committee to develop an overall Disaster Plan for the Russian Hill area.
Chairs: Michelle Montoya
The Chair shall be responsible for organizing at least two social events each year, which are to include the annual spring and fall dinners, as well as the spring and fall Regular General Membership meetings. The Chair shall also work closely with the Membership Chair in organizing the Regular General Membership Meetings. The Committee shall develop other activities to encourage membership participation.
Traffic and Transportation
Chair: Steve Taber
The Chair shall be responsible for monitoring City Hall committee meetings that pertain to traffic and transportation matters that affect Russian Hill and its residents, e.g., addressing the concerns of the neighborhood at such meetings; monitoring and reporting to the Board and its membership actions relating to public transportation services, traffic congestion, parking, cable car noise, street grading, maintenance of bus shelters, and street closures.
Chair: Teddy Kramer
The committee description will be rewritten soon.
Families with Children
Chair: Moe Jamil and Annie Yang
The Chair shall promote the development of family sensitive services for Russian Hill residents, work with City agencies and officials to ensure their quality and existence, and work to publicize those services. As deemed appropriate, the Committee may also organize events for families living on Russian Hill.
SF Neighborhood Organization Liaison
Chair: Matthew Mansfield
The committee description to be done.
Chair: Susan Karasoff
The Chair shall aim to engage the community in the parks, lobby for appropriate care and maintenance of Russian Hill parks, be active in conversations regarding design or renovation of parks and communicate with city and government agencies as well as the Board and members regarding the aforementioned topics. The committee may plan events related to park maintenance, community engagement, and other park-related topics.
Chair: Gregg Carr
The Nominating Committee is elected by the Board and is made up of four RHN members in good standing, only one of whom may be a member of the Board. The committee is chaired by the most recent RHN past president. The committee nominates RHN Officers and Directors. All RHN members are welcome to submit names of potential nominees.
If you are interested in participating in any of our committees, please e-mail the Chair or leave a message at our message center (415-267-0575) with your name, phone number, best time to contact you, and your interest.