Los Altos Street Art

ABOUT US

The Los Altos Village Association was founded in the early 1960’s by merchants and property owners who were concerned the opening of several regional shopping centers would lure customers away from the downtown triangle. Then, as it is today, LAVA’s main purpose was to promote downtown businesses via advertising, promotions and special events.

The more than 140 LAVA members believe a vital and energized Downtown is extremely beneficial to our local community and economy. Today LAVA staff and committee members work closely with the City of Los Altos, the Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Chamber of Commerce, local service groups and the community at large to ensure Downtown Los Altos is a great place to shop, dine, explore and discover.

LAVA is also involved in other aspects of Downtown life. Our members participate in several committees working to improve the Downtown area, keep in touch with city affairs and the pulse of the community. These committees include the City Affairs Committee, Beautification Committee and Promotions/Events Committee.

LAVA also acts as a link between the City of Los Altos and downtown businesses. Members can count on LAVA staff to help solve concerns or issues with code interpretation, parking and other issues.

You can show your support in several ways — join the Village Association, shop downtown on a regular basis, or even become an Event Sponsor by filling out this Sponsorship Application.

We welcome your support!

Scott Hunter
Executive Director

BOARD & STAFF

Officers

Nina Nesmith President
Los Altos Hardware
441 First Street
Open Vice President
Beth Maxwell- Lyons Treasurer
Redwood Pacific Management
110 First Street
Jennifer Springer Secretary
Resident / Volunteer
Lars Smith Immediate Past President
State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria
101 Plaza North

Directors

Joe Fusco Resident / Volunteer
Erika Harrington Needles Studio
334 State Street
James Kozy DeMartini Orchard
66 North San Antonio Road
Mary Sheila McMahon Linden Tree Books
265 State Street
Dr. Elisabeth Ward Los Altos History Museum
51 San Antonio Road
Laura Yelavich Diamond Brokers of Los Altos
333 First Street
Dennis Young Young, Craig & Co.
2570 West El Camino Real

Staff

Scott Hunter Executive Director
With a strong background in association management, marketing, sales, promotions and event planning, as well as community involvement, Scott leads the Los Altos Village Association’s efforts to market and promote Downtown Los Altos as a great place to shop, dine, explore and discover.
Shannon Geary Program Manager
Shannon makes sure LAVA’s wonderful events and promotions are a success, while also handling office administration and social media marketing duties.