Board of Directors

To manage the Association the MVA membership elects new or returning Board of Directors members annually for two year terms from its membership.  A minimum of 5 and maximum of 17 directors can serve at one time.  The Board is comprised of four officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and up to 17 Directors, all of whom have one vote in all Board matters.  Officers and Directors should represent a cross-section of merchants in the Village, both retail and professional/service.

A paid Executive Director reports to the Board and performs functions assigned by them.

An Executive Committee, composed of the Association’s Officers, meets monthly to act on behalf of the Board and/or to provide guidance to the Board.

A Nominations Committee is responsible for obtaining qualified Board candidates for review by May of each year.  A roster of Board-approved candidates is sent to all MVA members in June for ratification.  Ratified members begin their term on July 1 and end on June 30.  Existing Board members may be re-elected to subsequent terms if approved and ratified.

Board meetings are held the last Wednesday morning of each month (except December) and at other times as may be deemed necessary.  These meetings, like all MVA meetings, are open to the public.  Merchants and interested community members are always welcome to listen and share any concerns or ask questions.

  • Time: 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Location: US Bank, 1998 Mountain Blvd. (or as announced)

Minutes of these Board meetings are posted to this Website once they have been approved by the Board, usually at the next monthly meeting. The latest Financial Statement of the Association is updated regularly.

A Financial Report is available from the MVA office upon request.

The 2016 – 2017 Board Members (effective July 1, 2016)

1 Jeff Diamond
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines
6218 La Salle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
2 Pat Benson
Vice President
Mix Montclair
6136 Medau Place
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 559-3229
Howard Neal
Neal & Associates Attorneys
6200 Antioch Street #202
Oakland, CA 94611
Tom Revelli
Montclair Sporting Goods
1970 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94611
5 Susan Scott
Hatch – Modern Ecolifestyle
2054 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 339-7346
6 Daniel Swafford
Executive Director
Montclair Village Association
1980 Mountain Blvd., Suite 212
Oakland, CA 94611

The Board operates under a number of policies, including (pdf files):