About VHPS Board

Our Purpose

The primary purpose of the Vinings Historic Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is to maintain the three historic properties we own in the heart of Vinings:

  • The Pace House (c. 1865-1874, National Register of Historic Places)
  • The Old Pavilion (1874)
  • The Yarbrough House (1880, Cobb County Historic Landmark)

These charming white clapboard buildings help to define Vinings as a very special place. They also help us to understand the past — the people and events that formed and shaped our beautiful and historically unique village.

Preserving historic properties isn’t cheap. We have no endowments, but depend on money from memberships, fundraising events, venue rentals and donations.

We also rely on talented and hard-working volunteers, and the support of Vinings residents and businesses.

Our Board

VHPS's business affairs are overseen by a Board of Directors from the Vinings community. Directors serve on a voluntary, unpaid basis for three-year terms. They are expected to make significant contributions to the organization through work, wisdom and wealth (pick two!).

We are considered a working Board; VHPS has minimal support staff, so the Board does the work of the organization. Our Board members have both high-level expertise and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, enabling them to both create and implement major plans and programs.

Current Members

Carol Copeland, President
Pamela Smithson, President-Elect and Vice-President
Daniel Hoffey, Secretary/Treasurer



Taryn Bowman
Christine Bradley
Sherry Burruss
Jason Diamond
Jimmy Eastham



Suzanne Foret
Tom Ham
Monya Palmer
Patti Peach

Our Needs

We have ongoing needs for expertise in these areas (among others):

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Membership Programs
  • Major Gifts
  • Sponsorships

Become a VHPS Board Member

Board members are often recruited by other Board members. But if you’re new to the area or don’t happen to know any of our current Board members, we’d love to hear from you directly. Click the APPLY button below and complete the online form on our website. Thank you for your interest!