The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO), a nonprofit dedicated to serving the 3.5-mile-long stretch of Columbia Pike in Arlington County, has announced the launch of its newly formed Community Advisory Council. The council’s 32 members include a mix of business owners, organizations, residents, and community activists with diverse backgrounds and expertise to help the organization better serve the community.

“We have an amazing Board of Directors that thought it was important to form a broader group of advisors to ensure everything we do is informed by the perspectives of our wonderfully diverse community,” says Executive Director Kim Klingler.

The Community Advisory Council will assist CPRO with their mission to foster a vibrant, safe, connected, and diverse Columbia Pike community by providing CPRO with their time, unique expertise, connections, and perspectives on how the organization’s programs and initiatives can better serve those within the community.

Members include:

Ana Arias, CPRO Volunteer
Christina Armstrong, Bridges to Independence
Jim Brooks, Neighborhood College
Chanda Choun, Resident & Activist
Tim Clark, Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
Portia Clark, Green Valley
Hannah Dannenfelser, Resident & Activist
Christina Diaz-Torres, Arlington School Board
Henry Dunbar, Resident & Activist
Angie Fox, Resident & Activist
Paty Funegra, La Cocina VA
Emily Gage, Phoenix Bikes
Greg Greeley, Resident & Activist
Dahlia Hamza Constantine, Education Advocate
Adam Henderson, Pike Presidents Group
Krysta Jones, Resident & Activist
Anika Kwinana, Arlington for Justice
Austin McNair, Arlington Mill Civic Association
Charlie Meng, Arlington Food Assistance Center
Reggie Nixon, Resident & Activist
Rita Rutsohn, Resident & Activist
Claudia Salazar, Café Sazón
Chris Slatt, Transportation Commission
Tracy Smith, Neighborhood College
JD Spain, NAACP Arlington
Scott Taylor, Black Heritage Museum of Arlington
Pinaki Vaidya, Virginia Hospital Center (VHC)
Nancy White, Arlington Free Clinic
Edie Wilson, Shirlington Civic Association
Jessica Yanez, Los Chamacos
Juan Zabala, Latino Economic Development Center
Bethany Zecher Sutton, Randolph PTA