The Benton Park Neighborhood Association is led by an executive board with the support of several committees.

Executive Board


Don Morgan
Email | Read Don’s Bio


Courtney Armistead


Colin Clark


Liz Gerard
Email | Read Liz’s Bio

Members at Large

Katie Berry

Jill Clark

Jim Gau

Douglas Griffiths

Dan Guenther

Holly Nighbert

Kay Parish



For information on joining a committee, email

Building Review Committee

Chair: Tim Mulligan | Email
The Building Review Committee meets as needed to evaluate requests for renovations to Benton Park Neighborhood buildings and requests for new business licensing. The Committee makes recommendations to the Executive Board and general membership about Association support for or opposition to such requests and issues letters of support reflecting the opinion of the Association. The letters of support are used by renovators and business owners in their quest for City permits.

English Cave Community Garden Committee

Chair: Bill Kranz | Email | Read Bill’s Bio
The Garden Committee manages utilization and upkeep of the neighborhood garden. It is responsible for registration of members for garden plot spaces and organization of work days to maintain the public parts of the garden. Open meetings are held monthly generally at a gardener's house during the growing season May through September. The Garden Committee meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact Bill Kranz.

Within the English Cave Community Garden Committee is a sub-committee titled the English Cave Recovery Project. Their work is dedicated to recovering English Cave. If you have questions about this recovery effort,

Events Committee

Chair: TBD | Email
The Events Committee organizes various events hosted by Benton Park Neighborhood Association, including our Summer Concert Series and festivities supporting the Gateway Cup's Benton Park Classic Criterium.

Marketing Committee

Co-Chairs: Katherine Leonard | Email
The Marketing Committee is responsible for oversight of content and publication of the Benton Park Neighborhood website and newsletter. It also is responsible for all marketing and advertising for the Association. The Committee reviews and approves appropriate use of the BPNA brand. 

Parks Committee

Chair: Dan Guenther | Email | Read Dan’s Bio
The Parks Committee meets monthly on the Saturday before the General Meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the strolling bridge in Benton Park. Members spend one hour performing park cleanup and flower garden maintenance in Benton Park, Cherokee Park, Carnegie Park, and Fremont Park. The committee reviews and coordinates Association-sponsored plantings of trees or gardens in the parks as well as sponsored capital improvements. 

Neighbor Assist Program Committee

Chair: Liz Gerard | Email | Read Liz’s Bio  
This Neighbor Assist Committee was created to explore the possibility of creating a Neighbor Assist Program to help Benton Park residents with minor home repairs and household tasks. We are in the process of assessing neighborhood needs. 

Benton Park Dog Park Committee

Chair: Nicole Poston | Email | Read Nicole’s Bio
The mission of the Benton Park Dog Park is to foster positive community engagement by providing a safe, fenced environment for owners and their dogs to exercise, socialize, and train. It is our aim to promote responsible pet ownership. For more information, visit