About Us

Through these creative locally-driven projects, we look to see our region grow more successful and inviting, innovative and thriving. You can get more involved by visiting our weekly Chat-n-Chews, sharing your thoughts and ideas online on Facebook or Twitter or by simply Contacting Us. Further support for creative ideas can be found through our Matching Minigrants program and our CHI (Create Huntington Institute) classes and workshops.

Join us and help create your Huntington!

Board of Connectors

The work of Create Huntington is supported by a volunteer Board of Connectors. The Board is part of a cyclical system of downloadongoing leadership development and community service. This system is based on fluidity, accountability, inclusivity and stewardship. Board members serve limited terms in their roles as community connectors and resource retrievers — supporting the successful work of community groups is their foremost concern. When their term expires, they are expected to return to community work and implement their leadership skills in neighborhood projects.

2016/2017 BOARD MEMBERS:

Christina Bailey
Tim Bailey
Kim Baker
Kristy Joy Browning
Mike Crawford
Keebie Gilkerson
Elliott Lewis
Tiffney Lopez
James Maddox
Jill Meadows
Justin Murdock
Jyotsna Patel
Jacqueline Proctor
Bill Rosenberger
John Short
J. Deacon Stone
Dan Taylor
Ian Thornton
Amy Ward

2015/2016 Board Members:


Bruce Decker, Create Huntington President/Connector (member 2013-Present)

The Connector is responsible for convening regular meetings of the Board of Connectors. They are charged with maintaining the vision and process of Create Huntington through planning and setting short and long term goals. They help to sustain the local network of local organizations and authorities in the Huntington area by ensuring that communication bridges exist and are maintained. The Connector seeks opportunities for communication and collaboration with similar community efforts in other cities and states. The Connector exercises signatory and fiduciary responsibilities as necessary on behalf of the Board.

Tim Bailey Create Huntington Vice-President/Planner (member 2014-Present)

The Planner is the primary liaison between the Create Huntington Foundation and community groups seeking resources to implement plans. They create and maintain a systemic approach to coordinating, evaluating, adjudicating and granting resources to groups or individuals making applications. They coordinate closely with the Communicator and Developer to ensure a fair, efficient and transparent system of granting resources. The Planner is the Chair of the Planning Committee.

Natalie Thompson, Create Huntington Treasurer (member 2013-Present)

The Treasurer is responsible for coordinating and maintaining the organization as a 501c3. They are responsible for submitting accurate records as required by law and funding sources. They are responsible for overseeing the financial holdings of the Institution, including disbursing and receiving funds as required. They exercise signatory responsibility for all financial disbursements along with the Connector. The Treasurer will co-chair the Structure Committee with the Developer.

Christina Bailey, Create Huntington Secretary (member 2014-Present)

The Secretary is responsible for keeping minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws or as required by law. They are responsible for keeping a register of the post office address of each board of connector which shall be furnished to the Secretary by such connector. They perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors.

Create Huntington Board Alumni