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Join a Committee and Discover How You Can Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood

Business: This committee is bringing the businesses of Galewood together.  Whether you run a brick and mortar business in Galewood or run your business out of your home, this committee will help connect you to the community to help your business grow.

Team Lead Charlie Byrne: charlie@galewoodneighbors.org

Kids Korner:  This team brings the neighborhood together by fostering fun and innovation for our kiddos! Past activities have included Halloween Parades, an Easter egg hunt and celebration, and a spooky scavenger hunt!

Team Lead Takia Barbee: takia@galewoodneighbors.org

Community Service:  Hard-working committee members have supported a variety of projects to date including:

  • Need 2 Feed initiative at Trinity Galewood Church (hot food and pantry items)
  • 29th Ward Participatory Budgeting (promoting Galewood infrastructure projects)
  • Openlands tree planting grant
  • Neighborhood cleanups

Team Leads Stephanie Cataudella & Shelly Burke: stephcatfnp@gmail.com & michele.burke01@gmail.com

Marketing:  This is a talented team of neighbors with varying levels of experience in marketing, branding, and advertising.  These neighbors handle all of Galewood Neighbors, Inc.'s social media marketing and e-blasts as well as the design of website, print materials, banners, logos, and merchandising. 

Team Lead Chris Hartweg


Galewoodstock:  Organizers of Galewood's very own music festival.  Started in 2021 and with over 1,000 attendees in 2022, this team knows how to bring a community together and get things done!  Live music, artists, kids activities, food, sponsor tables, and more.  This committee begins meeting monthly every January with increased frequency in the summer.  

Team Lead Beth Ranucci: beth@galewoodneighbors.org

Membership:  Connecting and growing our membership is what this organization is all about.  This committee focuses on membership development through member communication, raffles and contests, and meet and greets.

Team Lead Emily Pokryfke: emily@galewoodneighbors.org

Holiday Decorating Contest:  Galewood loves to decorate for the holidays and this committee brings a competitive edge to that holiday spirit.  Three winners last year collected gift cards as prizes!

Team Leads Betsy Ortiz & Sarah Loffman


Ready to volunteer for a committee? Reach out to the individual Committee Chair or send us a note at: info@galewoodneighbors.org.


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