Names and Chairs

Committee Purposes

Business Membership

Julie Waidelich, Chair

Recruits business members for NWACA

Civic Engagement

Chair position open

Monitors and advocates for NWACA interests on issues addressed by City Council, Travis County, AISD, and other relevant governing bodies


Chair: Chris Wojtetwicz

Develops continuing communication with neighbors
via newsletters, email, NWACA web site, Facebook, and NextDoor

Crime and Safety

Connie Lundgren, Co-Chair, another Co-chair position open;

Coordinates with Austin Police Department to identify neighborhood crime prevention practices and provides educational materials for NWACA publication


 Joanie Arrott, 4th of July Chair; position open, Garage Sale Chair; Connie Lundgren, NWACA National Night Out Chair; Julie Waidelich, Day in the Park Chair

Coordinates neighborhood events, including 4th of July Parade, family friendly events (such as parties at the pool), annual neighborhood garage sales, and others


 Julie DePalma, Chair

Monitors expenses; ensures NWACA complies with sound accounting practices and legal requirements for non-profits


 Carol Jones, Chair

Researches the history of the NWACA organization and NWACA area, presents findings to the neighborhood


 Joanie Arrott, Chair

Seeks out and interviews candidates for the Board for the biennial election slate and to fill Board vacancies; nominates Board members to serve as Board officers


 Richard Grayum and Bridget Keating, Co- Chairs

Works to support and enhance NWACA's open spaces by organizing volunteer projects, designing and implementing improvement projects in partnership with the City of Austin and Austin Parks Foundation, and serving as an advocate and active steward of our precious parks and greenbelts


Ruven Brooks and Joyce Statz, Co-Chairs

Addresses neighborhood transportation concerns such as safety, cut-through traffic, street lighting, sidewalks, street signage, public transit, and other related matters

Tree, Wildlife, and Environment

Joanie Arrott, Chair

Provides recycling events to collect specific items that can’t go into regular trash pickup; posts, monitors, and manages Oak Wilt prevention signs during the February through June campaign; manages the Scoop the Poop campaign; monitors issues related to wildlife that affect safety of residents and their pets

Wildfire Prevention


Joyce Statz, Chair

Coordinates with the Austin Fire Department's Wildfire Division to establish Firewise Communities in NWACA, enabling local residents to make their homes fire-adapted and resistant to the threat of wildfire


Ben Luckens and Charlie Galvin, Co-Chairs

Reviews public hearing notices for zoning, variance, and site plan submittals within or adjacent to NWACA boundaries, and, if necessary, engages to support, oppose, or improve them with NWACA member interests in mind; monitors changes to City of Austin Land Development Code