The Village Improvement Association

According to Irvington's local newspaper at the time, the Virginia Citizen [A Weekly Journal Dedicated to the Interests of Lancaster County in Particular], the Village Improvement Association was originally organized Saturday evening, June 10, 1905. Dr. G. H. Oliver was elected president; Dr. L. M. Irving and J. W. Hayden, vice presidents; Miss Annie Long, treasurer; and Herman Smith, secretary. (Virginia Citizen, Volume 14, Number 37, 16 June 1905)

Through the years, the interests and events sponsored by the VIA were carried by the Virginia Citizen. Eventually, local and world events took their toll on the level of activity organized by the VIA. Over time, the VIA all but dissolved .... but not entirely. The Village of Irvington has always been a haven for energetic volunteers, interested in making their community a better place to live and thrive.

In 1995, the VIA reorganized with more enthusiasm than ever and continues today. As always, the mission of the VIA is to serve as a community catalyst to deliver a higher quality of life for the Town of Irvington and to highlight the town to the people of the surrounding area.
The Village Improvement Association (VIA) is an all-volunteer organization made up of Irvington residents, striving to make their village an even better place to live.

VIA Organizational Chart

OFFICERS
  • PRESIDENT
  • VICE – PRESIDENT
  • TREASURER
  • SECRETARY
  • DIRECTORS at LARGE (3)
STANDING COMMITTEES
  • FARMERS MARKET
  • LANDSCAPE
  • MEDIA
  • WELCOME
  • CONCERT
MONTHLY / ANNUAL EVENTS
  • FARMERS MARKET
  • CAR BOOT SALE
  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND CONCERTS
  • HALLOWEEN TRUNK or TREAT
  • THANKSGIVING DAY TURKEY TROT