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. He strives to support a positive social, environmental and equitable impact on the neighborhood, and surrounding areas. Joel works for a medical supply company as a digital marketing specialist.
- Kevin Ross, Vice President
Kevin Ross has been a resident of the Armatage neighborhood since 2010. He moved to the neighborhood to be close to the lakes and all of the great parks in Minneapolis. His goal was to be within a mile of the connected parks and parkways for running and biking. Armatage was the perfect fit! He has worked for the University of Minnesota for the last 21 years as a Construction Project Manager, overseeing design and construction on campus. Kevin hopes to bring his management skills to the board. His goals for while 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.
- 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.
- Samantha “Sam” Bild
In 2018, Sam and her family moved to Minnesota from Tennessee. When looking for a home, they kept getting drawn to the Armatage neighborhood due to the people, green space, schools, lakes, and restaurants. As a member of the ANA, Sam hopes to work alongside fellow board members to promote community engagement programs and bring awareness to critical issues that impact our citizens. Also, Sam and her family love spending time at Armatage park and hope to support the Minneapolis Park Board with initiatives to keep this a safe and thriving hub for our community.
- 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.
- Vikisha Goberdhan
Vicky grew up in the Twin Cities and decided to buy her first home in the Armatage neighborhood in 2011. She loves the proximity of the local restaurants, shops and lakes. She is thrilled to be on the ANA so she can be more involved and invested in our community as well as to help support the needs of our ever-changing neighborhood. Vicky works as a provider at a primary care clinic and loves to garden, read, travel and take walks through Armatage.
- Ethan Komoroski
Ethan and his wife, Sarah, have been residents of Minneapolis since 2015 and moved to Armatage in late 2019. Proximity to outdoor activity and the cozy feel were the main characteristics that drew them to the neighborhood. He brings an open mind, a positive attitude, and a focus on “doing what it takes” to the board. His main goals as a board member are to increase inclusion and community engagement in our events and committees, specifically the Green Team. He works as an engineer at a machine design company in the East Metro.
- Janhel Leandre
- Nikki Lindberg
- 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
Donté and his family moved to Armatage in the Spring of 2014 from Chicago (his wife, Nicole, is a Minnesotan). His son Nolan was born at 23 weeks at one pound, eight ounces at the Mother Baby Center. The Ronald McDonald House was home for five months and their family finally landed a nesting spot where parks are in every direction, there is something to do outdoors year-round, and a community centralized around family values. Donté’s favorite thing to do in our neighborhood is going for walks or riding his bike to the lakes.
- Joel Federer, President