About OTNCP

The Old Town North Community Partnership is an organization comprised of residents, small, local businesses and employees working to create a vital, vibrant community within Old Town North. We provide information to the community about events affecting the neighborhood through our website, e-newsletter and social media. In past years we have worked with the City of Alexandria on improvements to Montgomery Park and sponsored the Taste of Old Town North and Paws in the Park.

Our vision of Old Town North is of an attractive, mixed use neighborhood with Montgomery Park as a community hub, where residents can walk to a variety of local businesses, picnic in the Gazebo, play with their children in the playground and their dogs in the dog park. We support open space that serves the community, pedestrian access and well managed traffic and parking. We work to provide recreational and cultural activities for the community both in Old Town North and the metropolitan area.

Our Purpose

  • Improve Old Town North's vital qualities and attractiveness to make it a better place to live and to operate a business
  • Strengthen Old Town North's linkage with the Old and Historic Alexandria District, the waterfront, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Provide leadership for the accomplishment of community improvement projects and implementation of urban design goals
  • Deliver the organizational means for expressing community needs and desires to City government decision-makers
  • Cooperate with other organizations and groups throughout Alexandria who are also seeking community-wide improvements
  • Educate on the benefits of mixed use development

Board Of Directors

Margaret Townsend
President
Margaret Townsend is the owner and director of the River's Edge Yoga located in Old Town North the Executive Director of Yogis For Positive Change and the Founder and Chairperson of Virginia Yoga and Wellness Week.

Bruce Machanic
Vice President and Treasurer
Bruce is a businessman in Old Town North and has acted as Treasurer for OTNCP for the last ten years.

Elizabeth Frommer
Elizabeth Frommer is a resident of Old Town North and works here as well.

Claire Tamburro
With more than 24 years of experience in the interior design, retail, and food service industries, Ms. Tamburro brings a unique perspective to each project having worked as an interior designer, store manager, showroom assistant, shop clerk, waitress, hostess, and educator to better serve her hospitality and residential interior design clients... read more

Johanna Turk
Johanna is a resident of Old Town North.

Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor is the owner of Wheel Nuts Bike Shop established in 1999. He is an avid cyclist, bike commuter and triathlete who has completed 3 Iron Man distance races in his career. Wheel Nuts is a full service shop serving the casual cyclist, commuter or competitive racer. They sell a wide variety of parts and accessories and the service center performs tune ups and repairs on all make and model bicycles. The shop also rents bikes for all ages, child trailers and car racks. For competitors, Wheel Nuts rents race wheels, wetsuits and travel cases. This award winning shop has been recognized as City Of Alexandria's Eco Friendly Business of the Year, Washington Check Book Magazine Top Five Service & Value Shop in the Metro DC area and featured on Comcast Network's Best of The City program.