About Us

The Hume Springs neighborhood is named after a spring that once stood on the property of Mr Frank Hume and was eventually dismantled and buried under ground after the turn of the 20th century.  It was common for Mr Hume to entertain wealthy guests from across Potomac River who were looking for a country escape at his Warwick Estate.  The spring fed into Four Mile Run stream which now separates the City of Alexandria and Arlington County.  The last remaining natural portion of this stream can be seen between Hume Springs houses and the Cora Kelly School playground.


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Our Board

Colleen Stover

Lizzy McErlean

Rachel & Josh Baer

Colleen Funkhouser


The Hume Springs Civic Association represents the neighborhood on various Alexandria development initiatives and elevates the feedback and concerns of our neighborhood. Download and view the HSCA bylaws below:  

HSCA Bylaws
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Colleen Stover (Edison Street) is originally from Alexandria and attended university in San Francisco and London.  She has a 10 year old son, a 6 year old rescue dog and a 4 year old trampoline in her yard that the neighborhood children love.  She has been involved with HSCA over the years since she moved to Hume Springs.  Colleen has lived in other countries while teaching English overseas including South Korea, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the UK.  She learned Spanish in school and during her many trips to Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Spain.  Colleen spends a lot of time shuffling her son around and walking her dog in Four Mile Run Park, but also likes finding free and interesting things to do in the DC area and going to new places.  Please contact Colleen with any questions you have or suggestions for improving our neighborhood and the lives of our neighbors. We are always looking for more volunteers! president@humesprings.org


Vice President

Lizzy McErlean moved to Edison St. in 2012. She loves the trails, parks and amenities that surround the Hume Springs neighborhood. Inside the neighborhood she loves the community that has been built-up over the years by neighbors shaping Hume Springs into a place they want to call home. She hopes to continue that spirit by volunteering her time to beautification and community building projects for Hume Springs. Share your ideas with her at vicepresident@humesprings.org

Colleen Funkhouser (Edison Street) is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived in Northern Virginia since 2006 and Hume Springs since 2015. After earning a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University, she moved to the DC region to work for an environmental nonprofit. Volunteering with local public libraries eventually led to her second career as a librarian. She now works as a cataloger and science librarian for Howard University in Washington, DC. You can find Colleen biking around Alexandria, canoeing on Four Mile Run, walking her dog Lucy around Hume Springs, or grilling in her front yard, no matter the season. Please contact Colleen F. if you have suggestions for the neighborhood website, Facebook page, listserv, or other forms of communications for the Association. secretary@humesprings.org

Past Officers and Senior Members

Glenda Davis

Past President

Muhammad Amin

Past Treasurer - 28yrs

Betty King


Betty Smith


Councilman Willie F. Bailey Sr. grew up in Hume Springs (but does not officially represent the neighborhood).

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