APNA is an all-volunteer organization that consists of a group of volunteer members (APNA Board), and a larger group of dues-paying members who choose to devote their time and resources to the betterment of our community. We are always looking for new members to join our board! If you are interested in joining or learning more about our board or committees, we invite you to come to a monthly board meeting or email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President: Wendy Shaya
Wendy is a proud fourth-generation Colorado native who has lived in the neighborhood for 17 years. She is a local real estate broker and is actively involved in her community. She loves all that the neighborhood has to offer, from the great bars and restaurants, retail, and outdoor space - everything you need is just blocks away! Prior to becoming president, Wendy served on the board of the Alamo Placita Neighbors Association for two years as the events coordinator and still plans our monthly happy hour. Wendy is committed to increasing neighborhood involvement and community engagement through consistent communication and outreach. You can reach her directly by email at email@example.com.
Vice President: Molly Williams
The Alamo Placita neighborhood won Molly’s heart 14 years ago because of the eclectic architecture, beautiful landscapes, and interesting neighbors. After living here for several years, she realized that she needed to become involved in what was going on around her. So, in 2009, a neighbor asked her to join the APNA board and since then she has seen many improvements and changes in the neighborhood. Molly continues to marvel at the beauty of our neighborhood and the willingness of neighbors to continue making our surroundings even better. She has been selling real estate in and around Denver for over 30 years. Born in Denver and having grown up just a few miles away. Molly has seen many of the changes in our city. Being on the APNA board and as the VP of Fundraising for the Capitol Hill United Neighbors (CHUN) board, Molly has been instrumental in helping to maintain the character of these neighborhoods.
Secretary: Christina Gatsiopoulos
Christina is a fourth-generation Coloradan who has lived in Alamo Placita for over 40 years. While she has seen so much of Denver change, she is glad Alamo Placita has retained its architectural heritage. A favorite pastime is imagining what the neighborhood was when Denver was young. She and her three brothers are lucky to call Alamo Placita home. She has served on the APNA board for several years and looks forward to greater neighborhood involvement and connectedness.
Treasurer: Leslie Wilson
Leslie moved to Alamo Placita in 2006 has served on the Alamo Placita Neighbors Association Board for the past seven years and volunteers with Historic Denver giving walking tours of Capitol Hill. She has enjoyed restoring her historic home with the original 1924 red clay tile roof from the now-defunct Denver Tile Company. She also built a new 2.5 car garage with a pitched roof with solar panels that are surrounded by the historic clay tiles that were salvaged from other homes in the area.
Sarah has lived in the Alamo Placita neighborhood since 1968 both as a renter and homeowner. When Alamo Placita Neighbors Association formed in 1984 she became involved and has served on the board ever since. One of the many things she loves about this neighborhood is that 72 other residents have also served on the board over the years. On many blocks, neighbors know each other and promote that feeling of community. When serious and potentially harmful issues have come up, residents came forward in large numbers to fight for their neighborhood. Now things are relatively calm but it’s always good to be vigilant. If you want to be more involved, please let us know.
Steve has been involved in civic engagement nearly all of his life. In his youth, he served as president of the local 4-H Club as well as president of his church youth group. He was a frequent volunteer for The Red Cross, Red Feather Society, Operation Skywatch, etc. During his 44 years of activism in Denver, he served two terms as President of CHUN, three years as President of APNA, and two terms as President and former treasurer of Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC).
Liz Rossof has lived all over the world, but once she experienced living in Denver, she knew she wanted to call Alamo Placita home. You may have seen Liz walking (and pushing) her dogs around the neighborhood. Manju is 13 and happily rides in the stroller, while Jovie (3) trots along. Liz and her partner, Camron, chose Alamo Placita for its central location, walkability, great restaurants, and historic charm. Prior to living in Denver, Liz had a career in eCommerce and Art & Design. Now she dedicates herself to helping people transition from one home to another as a Realtor. Liz is always happy to lend a hand to or chat with a neighbor, be sure to say "hello" when you see her.
Moving into this neighborhood in 2009, Patrick was immediately drawn into the charm and history of Alamo Placita. With the best part of his life, Molly, he has been an APNA member since 2011 and has served on the board since 2013. As a retired math teacher, Patrick has dedicated his life to the service of the community. He welcomes the times he has shared with the many friends he has made on the Board of the Alamo Placita Neighbors Association.