Donna Cordner has resigned from CCRA's Executive Committee. Donna had been Executive Vice President, in charge of communications and membership. She worked diligently in these areas, and was responsible for our initiating a more robust social media presence and overseeing a major overhaul of the residential and business membership categories. We will miss her, but personal and professional obligations prevent her from continuing. VP Barbara Halpern will assume these responsibilities.
Richard Gross, who had been serving as Secretary, has agreed to be the Executive VP. Rick also chairs our Development Committee and has participated in several Major Development Task Forces, activities he will continue to champion.
Nan Robinson will serve as Secretary.
Membership Chair, Michele Ettinger, will be joining the EC. Under our bylaws, per Article IX, Section A, Paragraph 1, the EC "shall consist of . . . . and one member of the Board who shall not be an officer and shall be selected annually by the President with the approval of the Board." Accordingly, though she must be approved by the Board, Michele would have all of the rights and responsibilities of the other members of the EC.
By joining the Executive Committee, Nan's board seat is now available.
If anyone knows of a suitable candidate, please have them contact Travis Oliver or call him at 215 546 6719 so we can arrange an interview.
Recently, we hosted a zoning orientation for Board members led by CCRA attorney Wade Albert. His presentation can be found here
Evan Litwin represented CCRA at the August 12, 2020 Civic Design Review meeting regarding the Southern Land multi use proposal at 1608-20 Sansom Street. CCRA voted to not oppose the project, citing the developer's willingness to work with the community, the stepping back of the building to accommodate more outdoor activity on the sidewalk, the articulation of the building design and materials and the contribution of over $2 million to the Philadelphia Affordable Housing Trust Fund.