Friends of White Flint is dedicated to implementing the White Flint Sector Plans as approved by the Montgomery County Council and overwhelmingly supported by the community. We represent a broad diversity of backgrounds and interests; residents, businesses, and property owners all participate in Friends of White Flint.
Friends of White Flint advocates for the walkable, bikeable, sustainable, transit-friendly community we need. We educate the community about how smart growth design provides the lifestyles we want. We make sure that everyone in our community is up-to-date about the latest Pike District news. Building consensus and working together, residents, property owners, community groups, government officials, businesses, and homeowner associations can ensure the Pike District fulfills the promises of the White Flint Sector Plan.
But we can’t do it without you. Please join the Friends of White Flint by clicking here. Your participation is vital.
Membership in Friends of White Flint is open to any person interested in building the new White Flint/Pike District. Residence in the Pike District area is not required, though only residents or organizations in the White Flint area are eligible for membership in certain membership classes. Friends of White Flint has four classes of membership: Residents and Community Organizations, Business, Property Owner/Developer, and Associate.
Our Board of Directors
Just as the Friends of White Flint membership is comprised of three categories of stakeholders, so is our Board of Directors. Our current Board of Directors is as follows:
Sheila Barton (Secretary)
Alejandro Yepes (Chair)
David Child, Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center
Heidi Onkst, Strathmore
Sarah Crisafulli, GKA Advertising
Bill Tompkins, MCEDC
Jonathan Pilley, Push Pull Hardware
Property Owner/Developer Representatives
Mickey Papillon, Federal Realty Investment Trust (Treasurer)
Brian Downie, Saul Centers
Stuart Miller, Lerner Companies
Derek Grego, GlenLine Investments
Allen Kronstadt, Randolph Hills Shopping Center
Kofi Meroe, Foulger-Pratt (Chair)
Amy Ginsburg is the Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. Amy, who has lived within two miles of White Flint for most of her life, possesses three decades of pragmatic experience in advocacy, nonprofit management, marketing, and fundraising. She previously served as the Executive Director of Neediest Kids, Executive Director of Manna Food Center, and Executive Director of the Low Vision Information Center. Amy has also been the Director of Development and Director of Marketing for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. Amy is part of the Leadership Montgomery Class of 2010 and was formerly the President of her HOA. She graduated with a B.A. in Public Relations and Psychology from Syracuse University and an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland University College. You can reach Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.