About the VPNA

The Veteran’s Park Neighborhood Association (VPNA) was formed in 1988 to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the Veteran’s Park area. In 1999 VPNA developed a Policy Guide to establish our goals regarding preservation of our neighborhood. The original articles of incorporation establish our status as a non-profit organization. In summary, the goals of VPNA include:

  • Make sure the new projects slated for our neighborhood help increase our property value and improve our quality of life
  • Be the voice of neighbors and residents during planning processes
  • Make sure that traffic doesn’t deteriorate our neighborhood
  • Ensure that the current projects enhance our neighborhood rather then increase traffic, sprawl, and congestion without any benefits
  • Plan social events to help neighbors meet each other and bring attention to our neighborhood
  • Secure funds for improvement projects
  • Organize neighborhood clean-ups
  • Publish a VPNA newsletter and updated website  to keep residents informed of neighborhood happenings

Welcoming statement

The Veterans Park Neighborhood Association warmly welcomes, embraces and respects people of all races, colors, religions, creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, national origins, citizenship status’, ancestries, ages and disabilities. We believe in love and friendship and oppose hatred and discrimination.

Board of directors

The daily business of VNPA is conducted by the great group of volunteers on its board. The current officers are listed below. If you are interested becoming an officer or sub-neighborhood representative, read this!

  • President: Matt Ciranni
  • Vice President: Rae Brooks
  • Treasurer: Alex Meregaglia
  • Secretary: Brian Knight
  • Veteran’s Point rep: Nissa Nagel & Tyler Victorino
  • Pleasanton rep: Brian Chojnacky & Rosale Ferguson
  • Whittier Place rep: Eleanor Chehey
  • Park Davis rep: Don May
  • Veterans Park East rep: Melvin Brown
  • Quail Glen rep: (area needs representation)
  • Independence Park rep: (area needs representation)
  • Heron Hollow rep: Mary Cole & Matt Gregg
  • Taft Manor rep: (area needs representation)

VPNA sub-neighborhood map

VPNA in the media

City of Boise announces Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants (KBOI-2, April 2014)

Boise gem with scrappy roots: Take a walk on the West side (Idaho Statesman, September 2013)

The West End: The Name and the Place (Preservation Idaho, May 2011)

12 Boise neighborhoods to share $400,000 (KTVB, May 2011)

River Park Rally (Idaho Statesman, June 2009)

Jordan Street Community Garden (Channel 12 News, June 2009)

Jordan Street Community Garden (Idaho Statesman, June 2009)

West End Story (Boise Weekly, March 2008)