Wulf steps down from PVNA after 6 years

       Ryan Tefertiller is the new president of the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association (PVNA).

Dick Wulf

       Elected by the PVNA membership, he replaces Dick Wulf, who had stepped down after serving in the office since 2004 - not counting two years in the 1970s.
       Tefertiller had been appointed to the board last year.
       Other returning members include Bruce Lane and Carol Corcoran, who will be vice president and secretary, respectively. The other officer is Treasurer Sharon River- Hansen, a new member. Also on the current board are returning member Dawn Sandoval and new members Ryan Lloyd and Laurie Cerneck.
       According to the PVNA bylaws, the president and vice president serve two-year terms and other board members serve one-year terms.
       Leaving the board along with Wulf in 2010 were Donna Mount and Flo Hagiwara.
       Regarding goals for the new board, Tefertiller said, “We have many, but they are pretty informal at this point. We plan on reviewing our bylaws to figure out if they accurately capture what we think the board should be about; we plan on updating our website and improving our current Yahoo e-mail group; we also plan on trying to have more social events and neighborhoodwide activities.”
       The latter goal was kicked off with a Christmas lights contest in December. But the board is just getting going on its other ideas, Tefertiller said.
       Asked to look back on his most recent tenure as PVNA president, Wulf pointed to the paid membership, which rose from less than 4 percent of Pleasant Valley's 810 homes to 24 percent in 2010.
       “As a result, we were able to provide some tangible services, such as a yard-waste dumpster, discounted home security cameras and hazardous waste disposal,” Wulf said. “We have also set aside over $5,000 for some emergency use in the future.”
       Wulf is especially proud of the Connection, an e-mail discussion list he began the year before he became president. “It is free to everyone living within our boundaries and grew from 16 who signed up at an annual meeting seven years ago and is now well over 250. The Connection allows us to share recommendations about plumbers and the like, report and look for lost dogs, know when and
       where the bears are, advertise things for sale or giveaway, tell about garage sales, plus much more.”

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