Siesta Key Village Association elects officers, board

Siesta Village is quieter in the mornings, with season having ended. Photo by Norman Schimmel

During their regular meeting May 1, members of the Siesta Key Village Association re-elected President Russell Matthes and his fellow officers from the previous year, and they approved a new slate of directors.

Along with Matthes, of the Daiquiri Deck, the officers are Vice President Wendall Jacobson of Beach Bazaar, Secretary Helene Hyland of Coldwell Banker and Treasurer Roz Hyman of Siesta Center.

The board members are Troy Syprett of the Daiquiri Deck, Kay Kouvatsos of Village Cafe, Mark Smith of Smith Architects, Cheryl Gaddie of CG Interiors, Anne Johnson of Fresh PR and Marketing, Bob Kirscher of The Broken Egg, Keith Cipielewski of Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Dave Magee of The UPS Store, Glen Cappetta of Sunride Pedi Cabs and Rami Nehme of Blase Cafe.

Hyman reminded everyone that the organization’s 2011-2012 year ended on March 31, so members who had not sent in their dues for the new year should do so as soon as possible.

Annual dues are $50.

The SKVA is a nonprofit organization “whose members strive to be a responsible voice of the Siesta Key Village neighborhood,” its website notes (

The message on the website adds, “We support and encourage community cooperation in development and beautification of Siesta Key, and are involved in many efforts to improve the village.. We also serve as a community liaison to the City of Sarasota.”