CHCA Board Members

Here are the current board members who have been elected to serve through September 30, 2014.

NCAC Rep. – Sarah McKinley is a long-term member of the Columbia Heights Civic Association.  She was responsible for preparing the neighborhood plan that enabled the CHCA to join the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC) and has served as Columbia Height’s representative in that organization, shepherding over $1 million of infrastructure improvement projects through the approval process.  In the 1980s she was President of CHCA, and has been a current board member for the past decade.

President – Ron Haddox is a 20-year plus resident of Columbia Heights and a 30-year Arlingtonian. Ron has participated in Columbia Pike redevelopment planning as a member of the former Streetspace Planning Task Force, the Columbia Pike Streetspace Implementation Team, Traffic Calming Committee commissioner and  member of the Arlington County Bicycle Advisory Committee. Since 2000, Ron has served the CHCA as a board member, pass President, and delegate to the Arlington County Civic Federation.  Ron is member of the Columbia Heights/Douglas Park Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) since 2013.

Treasurer – Joshua Kolb is a resident of the east side of the neighborhood with his wife and son, representing the many people who live in the high rise apartments.  He is a math teacher for Arlington County.

Secretary – Takis Karantonis is the executive director of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) since joining in March 2010. He brings with him almost 20 years of experience as an economist and planner specializing in urban, regional, and environmental economics. His experience includes managing public and joint private-public (multi-stakeholder) investment projects in urban revitalization, housing and environmental protection. His civic volunteer work is focused on the fight against urban poverty and on the furthering of environmentally, economically and socially sustainable communities. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. He is a member of the Congress for a New Urbanism (CNU) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). A long time Columbia Pike resident, Takis and his wife live in historic Arlington Village (Columbia Heights).

Ed Miltenberger – Vice President is the immediate past president and has held positions on the CHCA Board of Directors since joining the CHCA in 2005.  He also served on the Board of Arlington Village for several years.  Since moving to Arlington in 1999 he served as the chair of the Village covenants committee and the grounds committee.  He also actively represents the CHCA on the Form Based Code Working Group and the Land Use and Housing Study.