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
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
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
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.
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