Vice President:  Treva L. Jenkins


Treva L. Jenkins is the principal of Breaking Ground - a horticultural and human resource company.  Her formal education in horticulture, construction architecture, and art has been significantly enhanced by thirty-seven years of field experience.  Treva has received awards from the Ohio Environmental Beautification Awards Program, and serves several associations in the industry.   Breaking Ground - a horticultural and human resource company, provides Landscape Consulting, Master Planning, Project Development, Project Management, and Project Assessment services.

For the past 24 years, Treva has been a member of the Exchange Club of Dayton, serving two terms as President.   Her desire to support the Exchange Club’s national mission --- Child Abuse Prevention --- played a large role when she earned her B.A. in Humanities and Management at Antioch University McGregor. 


Treva's interest in children, families, culture and community led her to complete two related senior projects.  After fulfilling her Management Senior Project on ‘Servant Leadership’ she chose to do field research at the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, MT to complete her second major in Humanities.

Our Leaders

Steve's Community / Volunteer Involvement includes:
•  Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – Secretary/Treasurer
•  Co-President of the Jane Reece Neighborhood Association
•  Leader of the Salem Community Garden
•  Board Member, House of Bread
•  Community Advisory Board Member, Samaritan Behavioral Health
•  Committee member, Festival of Neighborhoods
•  Past President, Dayton View Historic Association

•  Past President, Dayton View Community Development Corporation

Vice President:  Fred Holley


Fred Holley is retired after serving forty-one years with a multi-national corporation, having operations in 123 countries and 40,000 employees.  


Fred was Director of Global Information Technologies and had accountability for day-to-day staff operations, development and execution of global contracts, policies, guidelines, acquisitions and support agreements for all technologies used within the Corporation.  Annual expenditures exceeded $500M.

Board of Directors


President:  Jule Rastikis


Jule's Community / Volunteer Involvement:
•  Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – President
•  Salem Avenue Business Association – Member,

          Past President & Board Member
•  Salem Avenue Advisory Group – Past Member
•  North River Corridor Economic Development, Inc. –

           Marketing Committee Chair

•  2001 Salem Avenue Charrette – Organizer & Fundraiser
•  Five Oaks Social Athletic Committee – Organizer

•  Event & Fundraising Positions along the Salem Avenue

          Corridor

•  Dayton Exchange Club – Member, Past President
•  Ohio West Virginia District Exchange Club – Past President
•  First Baptist Church of Dayton – Trustee, Past Chair – Membership Growth

           Committee
•  International Cities of Peace – Board Member
•  Community of Peace Garden – Advisory Board

Fred's Community / Volunteer Involvement includes:
•  Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – Vice President
•  Salem Avenue Corridor Committee – Member
•  Numerous Event & Fundraising Positions along the Salem Avenue Corridor
•  Community of Peace Garden – Advisory Board
•  Committee member, Festival of Neighborhoods
•  Past President of the Pineview Neighborhood Association
•  Current President of the Dayton View Historic Association

•  City of Dayton Landmarks Commissioner for the past 15 years, currently serving the past four years as Chairperson for that Commission
•  Member of the City of Dayton DIY (Dayton is Yours) Committee

Secretary/Treasurer:  Steve Makovec


Steve retired from a business career which included:

  •  A series of IT and operational management roles, spanning 22 years of major growth for a multi-national publishing firm. 
  • Leadership roles with a large, not-for-profit health insurance company for nearly 11 years, contributing to its remarkable growth. 


Steve’s professional roles included operational management, IT management, personnel management, process improvement and consumer engagement.  Key skills include:

  • Leadership, collaboration, and communications.  


Steve also continues an active life as a vocalist.  He sang for more than two decades with an 8-member a cappella vocal ensemble, Coventry Green.  Today he sings with the Bach Society of Dayton and with the Dayton International Festival Singers.

Treva also earned an M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Engagement, and is currently focusing on public spaces.  As a community advocate, she is working on the creation of the Community of Peace (COP) ™ Garden, an urban community development initiative intended to not only transform vacant urban land, but to create transformative space.  The mission of the COP Garden is to develop a sustainable, mixed-use environment that interconnects people, spirit, and nature with the intent to foster physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Photo from Dayton Business Journal interview in March 2015 with Jule Rastikis