Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Announcing CVN's New Chair!

I am pleased to inform you that we have a new Chair for CVN, Tiffany Kudravetz, who will be taking over for Brendan O'Connor later this month. If you haven't met her yet, hopefully you will be able to attend the May Monthly Meetup on Tuesday, May 11th at Northside Social in Clarendon.

Before I tell you more about Tiffany, I would like to take a minute to acknowledge the great leadership that Brendan O'Connor has brought to CVN. Last month, Brendan was recognized with an Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Arlington County Board. He earned that honor through consistent dedication as well as visionary leadership. It was the day in / day out hard work that Brendan contributed which led to CVN's growth over the last 16 months. When Brendan moves to Tennessee this summer to pursue his graduate degree at Vanderbilt, Arlington will lose one of its most engaged citizens. When you see Brendan next (perhaps at the May Meetup), please share your best wishes.

And now... introducing our new Chair, Tiffany Kudravetz.

Tiffany has been involved with CVN for two years in several different capacities. She describes CVN as a "fun and meaningful" part of her life. As an activity leader, she led the OAR Wrapping Party, Family Ice Skate Night, and Spring Dance volunteer opportunities. She is currently a member of the Monthly Volunteering Committee as well as being on the Arlington County Fair Board. Anyone who has met Tiffany knows that she is enthusiastic about volunteering and has a positive influence on everyone around her. She has been volunteering for many different organizations and has taken on leadership roles in volunteer organizations at the University of Virginia and beyond. We think her experience and enthusiasm will be very valuable in furthering CVN's mission.

I hope you will welcome Tiffany on board. Currently Brendan and I are working with her to orient her to the Chair role so that she can be on board by May 16th. During this time of transition, if you have an idea for CVN, you can send it to cvn.admin@gmail.com.

Hope to see you out at an event soon!

Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom

Arlington County Liaison
Community Volunteer Network
(703) 228-1197


  1. Many thanks to Brendan for his leadership and friendship over the past few years. His ideas and inspiration have helped make CVN a top-notch organization with so many ways to get involved both from a volunteer and a social standpoint. I feel very fortunate to be assuming the Chair position when the organization is so strong and we have a great Leadership Team to continue moving forward.

    At the same time, I will miss my role on the Monthly Volunteering Committee. If you're reading this and looking for a way to get more involved, please know that Kellen would be delighted to have one or two more members on his committee. If you're interested or want more information, I encourage you to email him at cvn.m.volunteering@gmail.com or talk to us at the next meet-up.

  2. Thanks to Brendan for his tireless leadership. Whenever I saw Brendan at a CVN event (times too numerous to count) he had a smile and warm greeting for everyone he met. Few people are so involved in the community. He will be missed - but I look forward to similar excellence from Tiffany. Thanks for stepping up!! :)

  3. Congrats, Tiffany! Looking forward to working with you more going forward.
    And a big thank you to Brendan for all of your hard work and leadership!

  4. Hey guys, thanks for the kind words!

    Dan, you rock, will hope to see you around, and Brynn, keep rocking it out w/the ATS community garden!

    Our whole team is pumped that Tiffany stepped up to this and we think she has tons to offer. I know you'll do good work Tiffany, look forward to meeting with you and exchanging ideas as we transition!