SHA Board & Staff


The Summit Hill Association District 16 Planning Council is part of the larger Saint Paul Planning Council system, serving as a liaison between the neighborhood and the various City departments and entities.

In order to effectively serve our neighborhood and fulfill our mission, it is critical that we have a Board of Directors who are willing and able to take an active, hands-on, forward-thinking role in not only understanding the needs of our constituents and reflecting them in our policies and activities, but also in making sure they are implemented successfully and thoughtfully.  For that reason, each Board member is required to sit on at least one of our standing committees.

SHA’s all-volunteer Board of Directors is made up of 21 members.  Each year, one third of the Board members are elected, and are eligible to run for up to two consecutive three-year terms.   Also, one of our Board members is an official representative of the Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA); one of our Board members also sits on the GABA board.

The Board of Directors and staff are governed by our Bylaws and Policies.

The Board is supported in its efforts by a full-time executive director, who is located in our office at the Linwood Recreation Center.



2019 Board of Directors


Hayden Howland, President

Peter Rhoades, Vice-President

Jacob Colling, Secretary

Andrew Gesell, Treasurer


Denise Aldrich

Bridget Alan Ales, Chair, Pedestrian Safety & Traffic Calming

Abhi Andley

James Farnsworth

Elizabeth Gibba, Chair, Communications

Kellly Haase

Allison Penner-Hurst

Bruceanne Phillips

David Kratz

Sonja Mason

Peggy Reichert

Susan Schultze, Chair, Environment & Beautification

Peter Stitzel

Anthony Swichtenberg

David Washington