I was late in joining the civic world that Jeff was long involved with. I met Jeff through emails well before I met him in person, and through that I discovered a smart and passionate civic player. Actually before that, I simply knew OF him - his name came up quite often, and so I knew this was an important person in the community. What was so striking to me was that, when I finally did meet him, at the Preservation Alliance Awards Ceremony when the Ridge Avenue Historic District was acknowledged, I discovered a kind and humble human being. For all his accomplishments and involvement, he seemed not the least taken with himself. What a nice discovery. I'm sorry I didn't know him better.