QVNA Mission and History

Serving Residents, Building Community

Mission Statement

QVNA exists to serve the residents of Queen Village and strengthen the community by: providing a forum for public discussion of issues of concern and interest, supporting improvements to our neighborhood, our schools and our city, facilitating understanding and use of public services and acting as a channel of communication with city officials and elected representatives.


Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was formed in 1969 to serve the residents of Queen Village, a residential neighborhood located in Philadelphia.   Queen Village is defined as the area bounded by the south side of Lombard Street on the North, the north side of Washington Avenue on the South, the east side of Sixth Street on the West, and the Delaware River, including the pier heads, in the East.  Per the City’s Zoning Code, the QVNA also serves as a Registered Community Organization for the purpose of participating in zoning decisions in the geographic area delineated above.

QVNA Board (2017)

Lauren Leonard – President (January – June)
Eleanor Ingersoll – President (June – December)
Duncan Spencer – Vice President
Ben Schindler – Treasurer
Jeff Hornstein – Recording Secretary
Melissa Donnelly – Board Member
Joe Felicetti – Board Member
Justin Fishman – Board Member
Elizabeth Grimaldi – Board Member
Inez “Kandi” Green- Board Member
Maria Roberts – Board Member
Jordan Schwartz – Board Member
Kathy Conway – Emeritus Board Member
Michael Hauptman – Emeritus Board Member