Community volunteers promoting community, events, history & sustainability.

Who We Are – 2017

Welcome to the Richmond Village Association

The RVA is more than a small community of volunteers working for the betterment of the Village of Richmond. Every resident, business owner/manager and property owner in Richmond is a member of the RVA! There is no membership fee: – the generosity of volunteers, business sponsors, donors and advertisers combined with funds raised through events sustain our activities.

Our mission is to work with residents, local organizations, businesses and various levels of government to support and develop our community with programs for all residents. We strive to be proactive on issues concerning Richmond residents; to form opinions, reach a consensus and then present a particular viewpoint to necessary levels of government where the interests of Richmond residents may be affected.

We are involved in numerous community projects and events, as well as promoting village pride and identity. The appeal of our community is evident to all who live here. We are an incorporated association with an elected Board. We actively seek the input and involvement of all who comprise the community of Richmond and can always use more volunteers to better our community.

Check our Home Page for the time and place of our next General Meeting. All residents are welcome to attend RVA general meetings.

If you would like to be reminded of meetings or wish to be contacted when key issues are identified please sign up for RVA email alerts. If you wish to place an item on the agenda, want to become involved in any of our activities or wish to offer a comment, please contact us here.

We welcome your input and involvement. Your Board of Directors endeavours to serve the interests of members at large.


 

Meet your Richmond Village Association Board

 

Proulx-21 _LinkedIn_SquareDavid Proulx, President
David returns to the RVA Board following three years of working with the association to help build our brand. He offers his experience from the perspective of a business owner, as well as a resident. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the RVA is a fantastic asset to the board of directors.
Lee Hodgkinson, Vice President
Newly elected to the RVA Board in 2016, Lee grew up in Toronto and has worked in the Information Technology sector his entire career.  He moved to the Ottawa area in 1985 and purchased a house in Richmond in 1989.  Throughout his time in Richmond, he has always wanted to be more involved with the community but never seemed to find the time or opportunity until retiring from his IT career and musical pastime.
AnneAnnette Matlar, Treasurer
New to the RVA. Richmond area resident since 1981 and mom to two great children. Involved locally though previous businesses. Current owner and President of Balancing Act Solutions, also a local Bookkeeping and Management Consulting company with 30 years’ experience. Interested in assisting the Board and the wonderful efforts it is making to foster our sense of community.
Justyna Lawrence, Secretary
Justyna opened TLC B&B 13 years ago in Richmond after she retired from being an Occupational Therapist. She and husband Bob chose to raise their 3 girls here. She loves canoeing on the Jock River, has walked the Rideau Trail end to end, and invites her guests to appreciate the village history, wildlife and trails. As host for travellers she hopes her insights to Richmond’s treasures will make her an asset on the board.
BrianOptBrian Kusiewicz, Director
Brian returns for a third term to the RVA and has lived in Richmond with his family for over 8 years. He’s excited and committed to help Richmond and its residents ensure that it continues to grow and prosper but at the same time keep the “small town feel”.
LianaOptLiana Medynski, Director
Liana returns for a third term to the RVA. She leads youth programming and the work done with Richmond Residents for Community Space with a goal of garnering more community space in Richmond. As a former Richmond Cooperative Nursery School president she has seen first hand how involvement in the community brings people together.  She wants everyone to have the opportunity to be part of a close-knit community and have a sense of belonging.
Roland Rotter, Director
Newly retired and a new resident in Richmond, Roland would like to use his skills and abilities developed over the years as a manager in the federal public service, board member on several professional associations and involvement in several youth organizations and activities to work for the Richmond community.
Ryan Pinet, Director
Ryan is new to the RVA board and is eager to help build on the work of past members. He moved back to Richmond in 2010 where he currently lives with his wife and two young children. Ryan is a partner with a local CPA firm and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the board.
tmp_20140204_211233-1-89885266-e1391637236967Tino Bevacqua, Director
Grandfather of eight and a long-time Richmond resident, Tino has twice served the community as the RVA President. Following on a successful sales career Tino has been instrumental in increasing the business exposure of the RVA Website among other endeavours. He has a vision and passion for what the RVA can accomplish for our community.
WillOptWilliam Mayda, Director
A father of two young children, William came to Richmond 13 years ago to be part of a vibrant community. Active in the RPS Parent Council, and a minor hockey coach, William is excited to work to ensure the Village retains its small town feel and community spirit.