The Board

June 2020 – May 2021

      • Joel Federer, President
        Joel and his family lived in the metro area for over 10 years before moving to the Armatage neighborhood in 2015. Joel joined the ANA board in 2017 because he wanted to get more civically engaged and give back to the community. Joel strives to learn what is important to the residents of Armatage and find ways to make them a reality. He wants to have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact on the neighborhood, and surrounding areas.
      • Judy Vecere, Treasurer
        Originally from New Jersey, Judy moved to Minneapolis to be close to her granddaughter. She has lived in Armatage since 2011 and joined the board to become involved in the community and learn about our city.
      • Brett Anderson
        Brett and his wife, Emily, have lived in Armatage since 2012. They both enjoy the friendly nature of the people and the community in Armatage along with its proximity to so much green space for walking, biking and running. Professionally, Brett works for the City of Minneapolis and has worked in or around the public sector his entire career. Brett joined the board in order to continue to build community in the neighborhood, to help represent the views of the Armatage residents and to help inform residents about local government decisions and the issues that impact the neighborhood.
      • Samantha Bild
      • Sean D. Burke
      • Adriana Dobrzycka
        Adriana and her family relocated to Minneapolis in the fall of 2014 and settled down in Armatage because of its green spaces and family-friendly vibe. She is from Florence, Italy and currently works at a local nonprofit. She joined the ANA to give back, to play an active role in supporting community engagement and to represent neighborhood needs as we shape the future of our community.
      • Patricia Grabski
      • Sharla McIntosh-Ziegler
        Sharla and her family moved to Minneapolis in 2005 primarily residing in Northeast Minneapolis before purchasing a home in Armatage in 2010. Sharla works as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 12 years at a Minneapolis area charter school serving students with various abilities. She lives with her husband, school-aged daughter, and preschool-aged son. Sharla and her family have grown close relationships with their neighbors and feel fortunate to be apart of such a welcoming community. In joining the board, Sharla hopes to learn more about the history of her neighborhood, how to actively engage all residents (renters and homeowners alike), improve safety measures and continue to foster positive relationships with her neighbors.
      • Donté Mearon
      • Adam Miller
        Adam and his wife, Andrea, moved to the Armatage neighborhood in April of 2017. What attracted them to this area was the great sense of community, close proximity to the lakes, and fun neighborhood restaurants within a short walking distance. Adam and his wife enjoy traveling, cooking, running and biking the lakes, and spending time with friends and family. Adam and Andrea are expecting their first child in early January 2020. Professionally, Adam is an attorney working for the Hennepin County court system on an initiative to increase access to justice and help find ways to promote positive outcomes for victims and families experiencing domestic violence.
      • Kevin Ross
        My name is Kevin Ross and I am a ten year resident of the Armatage neighborhood. I moved to the neighborhood to be close to the lakes and all of the great parks in Minneapolis. My goal was to be within a mile of the connected parks and parkways for running and biking. Armatage was the perfect fit! I have worked for the University of Minnesota for the last 21 years as a Construction Project Manager, overseeing design and construction on campus. I hope to bring my management skills to the board. My goals for my participation on the board include influence on the park board’s plans for the future of Armatage Park and supporting the great activities and events the park provides for us.