About Us

3-leaf logoThe Maplewood Village Alliance is a non-profit special improvement district, which includes merchants, property owners and residents dedicated to the preservation, promotion and enhancement of Maplewood Village. A Special Improvement District is a self-governed entity, which funds itself primarily by a special tax assessment on commercial properties within the improvement district. The Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors composed of business and property owners, Maplewood residents and municipal officials.

The Alliance sponsors and promotes events in the downtown Village business district. These efforts welcome the local community to the Village area and help create a favorable environment for our local businesses. The Alliance also performs a variety of supplemental services such as sidewalk cleaning and providing façade grants to local businesses that have renovated their facades within existing design standards. You can download these standards here: Maplewood Village Design Standards

Current MVA Board of Directors

  • John James, President
  • John Branigan
  • Dean Dafis
  • Ellen Davenport
  • Alan Weiser
  • Amy Howlett
  • John Meade
  • Allison Ziefert
  • Lorraine Labonne-Storch
  • Fred Shandler
  • Joe DePlasco
  • Karin Davis
  • Mary Vayas
  • Aris Vayas
  • Aileen Binder
  • Cherie Leanza
  • Savas Savidis


2018 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

2nd Wednesdays, Town Hall at 7:30, Open to Public
Meeting minutes are available upon request


  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 14
  • December 12
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Village Alliance Manager: Julie Doran

Maplewood Village Alliance
PO Box 1360
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Phone & Fax: 973-762-4556
Email: maplewoodvillagealliance@yahoo.com