A Living Mosaic



Join us at the Annual East Montrose Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange!

This Thursday, Nov. 30 at Mary Quinn's home at 305 Fargo

6:30 - 9pm

Please BYOB and bring some food to share. Also remember to bring $5 to cover the cost of the paper goods, soft drinks and water that will be provided. And of course, don't forget your WHITE ELEPHANT gifts for exchange!

East Montrose Civic Association

Board Member Elections!

November 30, 2017 is election day in East Montrose.  We will be electing a Treasurer, Secretary and an At-Large Director at our Holiday Party.  The nominating committee and has recommended the following slate:

Treasurer – Julia Schafer

Secretary – Jennifer Ridgway

At-Large 2 – Danielle Andrasek

 A short bio for each of these candidate was included in this month’s newsletter and can be found below.  All members in good standing are eligible to vote.  You can check if your dues are up to date by emailing our treasurer Julia Schafer at jscha523@yahoo.com

You can vote at our annual Holiday Party on November 30th at 7 pm or you can complete the absentee/proxy ballot that is included in this newsletter or you can download it here and email it to president.emca@gmail.com.   


Board Nominee Bios

Treasurer:  I’m Julia Schafer, current treasurer of East Montrose Civic Association.  I’m a native Houstonian who graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.  I have lived in our neighborhood for four years with my husband who is a long-time resident of East Montrose.  Since my term as treasurer I have maintained the accounting records and the membership and email database.  I have also assisted with the Trees for East Montrose program. 

I am currently on the board of Houston Mod and I have served as a board member for the following non-profits:  Norhill Neighborhood Association, Voices Breaking Boundaries and the Society of Design Administrators. I also served on the Rice Design Alliance Membership Committee and Norhill Neighborhood Association Home Tour Committee.

I have worked consistently in and around the architectural world managing small architecture firms. I have My interests include historic preservation, architecture, mid-century modern furniture, textile design and modern culture.

I would like to continue my position as treasurer for the East Montrose Civic Association and would appreciate your vote.

SecretaryHi neighbors, I’m Jennifer Ridgway and I’ve lived in this awesome neighborhood for the last 3 years, currently on Crocker at Damon Ct. I own a local dog walking business so its likely you’ve seen me walking the streets of East Montrose with clients dogs or my own baby, tripawd  Mrs. Wooferton! I’ve greatly enjoyed being the secretary of EMCA and would like to continue on for another term.

At-Large 2Hello, I'm Danielle Andrasek and I've lived in East Montrose for seven years. You may have seen me and friends picking up trash on our streets on Sunday mornings… Like Houston, our neighborhood is changing and growing. Thankfully, it remains diverse, eclectic and full of character. Unfortunately, some visitors treat our streets like trash receptacles. As a Member-at-Large, I'd like to help clean up East Montrose and engage you in the effort. Join us on Facebook and join us in person. We typically spend 30-60 minutes picking up trash and socializing. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy coffee, treats, and/or mimosas afterwards.

Proxy Ballot 2017.docx


The East Montrose neighborhood sits within the general Montrose area, central to Houston Texas. Originally established in 1911, it was planned as one of the more pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in Houston. Montrose maintains its independent spirit even as it has grown over the years.

The residents are as varied as the architecture. Here you can find a style to meet your taste, whether an original bungalow, remodel, a new four story townhouse or mansion, stately historic home or even a live/work building. The community exemplifies an independent spirit by being developed privately through individuals rather than as a reflection of public government policies.

East Montrose neighborhood is a demographically diverse community with a vibrant street life, access to the Museum District, a variety of restaurants, festivals, artists, musicians, shopping, and the Medical Center. All of which are accessible via light rail, bus or walking.

In 2009 Montrose was honored to be named by the American Planning Association as one of the country's 10 great neighborhoods.

For more reading about East Montrose, see the following:

Montrose, Houston (Wikipedia)

Established in 1911, the neighborhood is a demographically diverse area with renovated mansions, bungalows with wide porches, and cottages located along tree-lined boulevards. Read more ...

Eclectic, walkable and one of top 10 (Houston Chronicle)

Montrose, the central Houston community known for its diverse lifestyles, vibrant street life and stately historic homes, is being honored by the American Planning Association today as one of the country's 10 great neighborhoods. Read more ...

Pay association dues by clicking here.

Enjoy your neighborhood!