for Class Members, Officers & Alumni

Applications Now Open for 2024-2025

Do you know someone who is an asset to our Vestavia Hills community? Who needs to be more plugged in to the city and its leadership opportunities? Then encourage them to apply for the 2024-2025 Leadership Vestavia Hills class. The application is open to anyone living and/or working in the city of Vestavia Hills at the time of application. A maximum of 24 individuals will be selected to participate in the program each year. The selection committee seeks representation from a cross-section of the community, including business, labor, education, arts, religion, government, community-based organizations, ethnic and minority groups.

Current Class Updates

Alabama Lieutenant Governor

Will Ainsworth

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall

Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will join other city, county and regional elected officials for LVH Government Day on February 5, to be held in the Council Chambers at Vestavia Hills City Hall.

Education Day was held in January and Vestavia Hills City Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Freeman graciously spent the day guiding the class through highlights from Vestavia Hills High School, Dolly Ridge Elementary, Cahaba Heights Elementary, Liberty Park Elementary and Liberty Park Middle Schools. Character Education and STEM took a front seat that day, with Freeman showcasing how intentionality behind programming at our schools is the catalyst for the success of our students. The class enjoyed learning about STEM, how all students benefit from the programming and the need for more STEM.

Economic Development Day was held in December and featured local and regional officials and business leaders discussing challenges, successes and transformative projects in Vestavia Hills and the Birmingham region. Joining Vestavia Hills City Manager Jeff Downes as speaker that day were Michelle Hawkins and Donnie Dobbins of the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce; Cinnamon McCulley, with the City of Vestavia; John Bonanno of Daniel Communities and Liberty Park; Tom Walker of Village Creek Development; Steve Ammons, with the Birmingham Business Alliance; Nicole Newell, of The J.M. Smucker Co.; Bill Smith, of Landing and Shipt; and Brian Wolfe, with Corporate Realty.

Shipt Founder Bill Smith and BBA CEO Steve Ammons during LVH Economic Development Day.

LVH Dues Reminder

Remember to pay your LVH Membership Dues! Donations received go toward supporting essential community projects and scholarships in the community and providing quality programming for class participants. Click here to become a member or sponsor today!

Coming Soon: Scholarship Applications

The 2024 LVH Leaders Scholarship will soon be accepting applications on the LVH website. Scholarships will be awarded at Vestavia Hills High School on Awards Day. Applications are due by March 3, 2024, and can be submitted through the LVH website. Applicants must meet the following qualifications:


  • Graduating seniors from Vestavia Hills High School who have college plans and are currently active in Youth Leadership Vestavia Hills;
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Demonstrated leadership that has positively impacted the school/community; and
  • Well-presented scholarship application.

Save the Date: 2024 for Wing Ding 

Mark your calendars for April 27, 2024, for the annual LVH Wing Ding. This signature annual fundraiser drew more than 2,500 people in 2023 and raised $22,700. The Vestavia Hills Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Alabama Chapter, were awarded more than $9,000 each and $4,350 went to the LVH scholarship fund. Watch this space for more information and click here for sponsorship opportunities

Postponed: Community Leadership Awards

The Community Leadership Awards, in collaboration with the City of Vestavia Hills, have been postponed. The awards committee is working to make this event bigger and better, which requires more time to make this event worthy of the recognition it deserves. LVH members will receive updates as more information is available.

LVH Out & About

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LVH Holiday Social at El ZunZún ...

2023 - 2024 OFFICERS



Vaughn Sparks


Katherine McRee


Shannon Stewart


WIll Connor


Sam Duffey


Catherine Alexander

Jack Alvey

Janet Ball

Staśi Bara

Bob Barker

Kim Benos

Jess Boone

Jason Brantley

Jennifer Brooks

Chase Campbell

Greg Canfield

Sonia & David Carrington

Lisa Christopher

Sandra Cleveland

WD Connor

Martha Cook

Derrell Crimm

Phil Croft

Richard Cybulsky

Nick D'Alessandro

Brian Davis

Jeremy Deal

Clabe Dobbs

Sam Duffey

Chris Eckroate

Leigh King Forstman

Chad Gay 

Meredith Gay

Pat Goodman

Katherine Gorham

Tucker Groves

Ann Hamiter

Jonathan Handey

Wayne Harris

Amy Hazelton

Terry Humber

Luke Kennedy

Tyler Kime

Reese Kincaid

Tracy Lemak

Denene Lemke

Penny Lewallyn

Marty Martin

Angie McEwen

Christine McJunkin

Katherine McRee

Lori Moler

Beth Moody

Robert Moore

Robin Morgan

Ryan Nast

Linda Parker

Joe Perez

Jeannie Radecke

Helen Rand

Susan Scott-Trammell

Scott Selman

Don Simmons

Kathy Smith

Brent Smith

Vaughn Sparks

Scott Stevens

Shannon Stewart

Tealla Stewart

Ross Swenson

Kristin Tunnell

Derek Waltchack

Katherine Watkins

Mitchell Weyandt

Kyle Whittington

Donnie Winningham

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Leadership Vestavia Hills is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of leadership in Vestavia Hills through networking relationships and educational experiences that inform, inspire and empower graduates to make a positive difference within the community.

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