Vestavia Hills Living


Official magazine published by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce for the City of Vestavia Hills which details the quality of life, education, shopping and lifestyle of Vestavia Hills.

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18 32 52 60 contents Table of 10 Meet the Chair of the Board It's an honor for me to serve as a leader in the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce this year. 12 welcome from the chamber Visitors and newcomers to our community are always amazed by the spirit of the people here. 14 Trustees Boost Chamber's WOrk Trustees put their trust in Vestavia Hills Businesses 18 Community Spaces A Comprehensive Plan for Community Spaces in Vestavia Hills: The plan involves all areas of our City and is based upon the strategic drivers established in the 2015 Recreation and Athletics Master Plan 22 Economic Development Developing the local economy remains an ongoing priority for the city of Vestavia Hills. 26 Business of the Year Rocky Ridge Area reaps Business of the Year Awards: Fancy Goods Variety and Southmont Development/ Morgan Properties both located in the Rocky Ridge business district 30 New Mayor, New Council Vestavia Hills is full of smart, service-minded people who are passionate about their community. 32 Education Every community has its claim to fame, whether it's a famous resident or a unique attraction. In Vestavia Hills, it's a consistently award-winning school system. 46 Library in the forest Located along the city's busiest traffic corridor, but nestled into a wooded mountainside, the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest is a unique community center that serves residents of all ages. 52 Sharman Martin Many of the best books are inspired by relationships or events in the author's life. 56 Best of Viva Vestavia Every October, Vestavia Hills residents flock to Viva Vestavia, the annual event for tasting the best food and drinks from area restaurateurs. 60 Pigs In 2015, the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce unveiled its "Shop, Dine, Play" initiative with four memorable mascots, fiberglass pigs. 62 Just Singin' VHHS A Cappella Group Earns Widespread Recognition 64 Lottie Jacks Vestavia Hills Resident Earns Diploma at 85 66 Senior Citizens Seniors Stay Social at New Merkel. Not only are Americans living longer than they once did, but many are living more active, engaged lives well into their eighties and nineties. 68 Churches While Vestavia Hills is home to many houses of worship, there are a number of churches and temples on the periphery of the city that also serve Vestavia Hills residents. 71 vestavia hills in photos Take a look at our beloved city. 78 chamber of commerce 2017 Membership Directory ON THE COVER: C ITY YOUTH CONNECTION Back Row Left to Right: Albany Hornbuckle, Kennedy Crane, Joey Compton, Salem Khalaf, Cole McPheeters, Chloe Sellers, Georgia Morros, Victoria Morrison and Christine David Middle Row Left to Right: Corinne Passman, Jaleah Wiggins, Sara Bruno, Holly Britain and Kat Walton Front Row Left to Right: Mary Ashford Hyde, Kendall Carter, Ashleigh Patterson and Maggie Hargrove Cover photo by Alan Matthews 8 v e s tav i a h i l l s l i v i n g 2 0 1 7

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