Formed in 1988, the Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization serving the Crescent Heights neighborhood in St Petersburg, FL. With its brick streets, hex-block sidewalks, acorn lights, and old shade trees, our neighborhood is located just north of Crescent Lake Park, bounded on the South by 22nd Ave N, on the North by 30th Ave N, on the East by 4th St N, and on the West by 9th St N (also known as MLK St). The unique CHNA logo – seen on the front page of our newsletter and on the beautiful neighborhood markers was inspired by the variety of home architectures in Crescent Heights. The logo was created by Peter Bramley (1945-2005), a nationally known artist and one of the first CHNA members.

Jennifer Wright,  President

Looking to escape cold, gray winters, Jen moved from Grand Rapids, Michigan to sunny Saint Pete in 2009. She previously served on the Board of CHNA as both Membership Director and First Vice President before taking some time off from volunteer work to obtain her master’s degree at the University of Central Florida.  She technically makes use of her English degree on a work-week basis, and in her spare time enjoys play with her two dogs, Arf and Barka Noir. Jen loves the close-knit community in Crescent Heights, along with the mature oak trees and brick-lined streets.  There is no where else in Florida that she would rather be!


Thomas Paterek, Immediate Past President

Originally from New Jersey, Thomas attended the University of Tampa and soon there after fell in love with the Bay area. Heavily involved in non-profits (Surfrider Foundation / Big Brother Big Sister / SYRV / CHNA), Thomas can be found walking his Boxer Kojak around the neighborhood, playing sports at Crescent Lake Park or indulging at one of the many craft breweries/ music venues in the area.





Susan O’Gara, Secretary

Susan has lived in Crescent Heights for over 20 years.  Raised in St. Petersburg and then lived in Dublin, Ireland, for 14 years before returning.  She is a retired Speech Language Pathologist and now is actively involved in film and theatre work as well as travel and volunteer work.





Diana Scarpa, Treasurer

Brandy Stark, First Vice President, Business Relations

OPEN, Second Vice President, Programs

Angie Conner, Membership

Sylvia Raymond, Newsletter Editor

Sarah_Suits_PhotoSarah Suits, Social Media

Sarah, a St. Pete resident since 2004, moved to Crescent Heights in 2011 after falling in love with its charm, convenience and neighborly support. She has way too much fun at work as a Senior Producer for a large advertising agency in Tampa. Sullivan, her son and Sean, her husband, keep busy finding new places to explore around the Bay area. When passing by their house, you’ll be greeted by their two Boston Terriers, PollyEster Suits and Three Piece Suits.




Will Payne, Web Editor

Will arrived in St. Pete in 2015 by way of Richmond, VA and Austin, TX with his wife Bonnie, a St. Pete native. They are happy to be “home” and settled in warmer climes. They enjoy walking the neighborhood, spending time on the water, and being amused by their two dogs, Sadie and Rose.




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