[SNIA may be the only neighborhood association in the city that issues press releases about its elections.]
JANUARY 27, 2005, St. Louis, Missouri ... The not-for-profit Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA), which has served residents in the historic Shaw neighborhood near the Missouri Botanical Garden since 1958, has elected new executive officers for 2005. Each officer will serve a one-year term.
Mary Samuelson, a senior research manager at Maritz, Inc., has been elected SNIA President.
Barry Kirk, a marketing strategist for Maritz, Inc., has been elected SNIA's 1st Vice President.
Elizabeth Jones, a real estate investor and manager, has been elected SNIA 2nd Vice President.
John Quartuccio, president of Golden Age Restoration, Inc., has been elected SNIA Assistant Secretary.
Heather Mraz, a study leader at Battelle Memorial Institute Centers for Public Health Research, has been elected SNIA Treasurer.
Georgia Wells, who is retired from the Missouri Department of Mental Health, has been elected SNIA Assistant Treasurer.
"Each new SNIA board member is passionate about our neighborhood and working as a team player to serve local residents and businesses to enhance its beauty, diversity and quality of life," Ms. Samuelson said.
SNIA promotes historic renovation, new construction, safety and business development in the Shaw neighborhood, which has experienced a tremendous residential renaissance and new developments in recent years.
SNIA and its committees also organize the annual Historic Shaw Art Fair, a nationally renowned juried exhibition featuring more than 120 different artists from across the U.S., and the Historic Shaw Holiday Home Tour, a popular annual tradition that showcases historic homes and mansions throughout the neighborhood.
More than 7,500 people in 3,700 households live in the Shaw neighborhood, which is bounded by Grand Boulevard on the east, Tower Grove Park on the south, the Missouri Botanical Garden on the west and I-44 on the north.
SNIA offices are located at 2211 South 39th Street. For more information, please call 314-771-3101.