Meet HWTN’s 2016 Officers and Trustees

Historic Water Tower Neighborhood membership has elected our 2016 officers and trustees. Here’s who will be serving as leaders of HWTN during 2016. Thanks for your service, folks!


2016 Executive Committee / Officers

President: Sally Peltz

President Elect: Unfilled

VP Communications: Jeff Bentoff

VP Membership: Laurel Maney

VP Events: Andy Brusky

Secretary: Dawn McCarthy

Treasurer: Donna Neal


2016 Area Trustees (3-Year Terms):

Area 1

Mary Beth Geraci – Exp 2016

Laurel Maney – Exp 2018

Lise Sadagopan – Exp 2017

Tiffany Tinsey – Exp 2018

Stephanie Fitch Van Alyea – Exp 2017

Adrian Zilvetti – Exp 2017


Area 2

Jeff Bentoff – Exp 2016

Andrew Brusky – Exp 2018

Lloyd Dickinson – Exp 2018

George Gurria – Exp 2018

Dawn McCarthy – Exp 2016

Donna Neal – Exp 2016

Sally Peltz – Exp 2017

Toby Reynolds – Exp 2017


Area 3

Richard Kimball – Exp 2018

Roger Luhn – Exp 2018

Sandra McSweeney – Exp 2016

Gina Spang – Exp 2018

Bruce Thompson – Exp 2018

New Officers, Trustee Elected for 2014

Two new officers and one new trustee have been unanimously elected to serve on the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood board in 2014.

VP-Special Events Lise Sadagopan displays cupcakes decorated with North Point Water Towers. Members enjoyed the cupcakes and other treats at the meeting to celebrate HWTN's 40th anniversary.

VP-Special Events Lise Sadagopan displays cupcakes decorated with North Point Water Towers. Members enjoyed the cupcakes and other treats at the meeting to celebrate HWTN’s 40th anniversary.

At our group’s Nov. 6, 2013, annual meeting, Trustee Donna Neal was elected as 2014 president elect, and she’ll serve as president in 2015. Sandra McSweeney, the current president-elect, will become president for 2014. Trustee Adrian Zilvetti was elected VP-Special Events for next year, and member Colin Scanes was elected as a new Area 3 trustee.

Re-elected for 2014 were current VP-Communications Jeff Bentoff, Secretary Dawn McCarthy, Treasurer Donna Neal and Trustee Sally Peltz. We currently have an open VP-membership position.

At the annual meeting, trustees thanked three outgoing officers for their years of service — President Lloyd Dickinson, VP-Special Events Lise Sadagopan and VP-Membership Thea Kovac. Lloyd served as president for 2012 and 2013. Lise and Thea have served for multiple years in their current positions but did not seek re-election for 2014. In 2014, Lloyd will serve as immediate past president, and Lise and Thea will remain as trustees.

Members also celebrated HWTN’s 40th anniversary with treats and champagne. VP-Communications Jeff Bentoff gave a presentation on our group’s history, and Ald. Nik Kovac presented the board and members with a proclamation honoring the group for its anniversary and contributions to the neighborhood. In another proclamation, Mayor Barrett had declared the day “Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Day.” More info on our group’s history is available at and

Nominations being accepted for trustees, officers and committees

Historic Water Tower Neighborhood is seeking members to serve as trustees, committee members and officers in 2013.

We were founded in 1973 to protect and preserve the unique residential character of our historic neighborhood. Becoming more active with HWTN is a great way to help us achieve this important goal, make a difference in your community and help guide our decisions. You’ll not only work with fellow neighbors, but you’ll get to know elected officials and others who matter to our quality of lives. Being more involved will place you at the forefront of efforts to maintain and improve our neighborhood’s quality of life  and enable you to have an impact on HWTN positions. You’ll have the opportunity to work on issues, plan fun events and ensure that HWTN is responsive to the needs of our area. Plus you’ll meet and work with great people.

Please send an email to President Lloyd Dickinson if you’d consider joining HWTN’s leadership or if you know someone else who might. Lloyd or any of our officers or trustees would be happy to talk with you more about what to expect, and our website contains information about our group’s history and structure.

A nominating committee will be considering potential nominees over the summer, and our membership will vote on new trustees and officers for 2013  at our annual meeting in November. We hope you’ll consider getting more involved in HWTN and your neighborhood! Our effectiveness depends on the members who choose to help lead our group of dedicated neighbors.