Penn Treaty SSD Annual Meeting – December 18, 2019

Board Elections were held at the December 18 Annual Meeting. The results were as follows:

Fishtown – Juliette Cook
Northern Liberties – Steve Richman
At Large – Jill Betters

The newly elected officers are as follows:

Chair – Rich Levins
Vice Chair – Steve Richman
Treasurer – Anne McKenna
Secretary – Jill Betters

2019 Call for Board Candidates Has Closed.

The Penn Treaty Special Services District is accepting applications for three (3) positions on its Board of Directors:

  • One position is open to residents of Northern Liberties.
  • One position is open to residents of Fishtown.
  • One position is open to residents of Northern Liberties or Fishtown.

Board members serve 2-year terms and are expected to attend monthly meetings with the exception of July and August.

Board members are responsible for the disbursement of funds allocated in the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Rivers Philadelphia (formerly Sugarhouse) Casino. Prior board experience is not required although a working knowledge of community initiatives is desirable.

All Interested Are Encouraged To Respond 

Candidates must be 18 years of age and have at least five years of residency in their neighborhood. However, the Board may waive the 5-year residency requirement if necessary to fill a vacancy, provided the candidate is a Resident. Map available at penntreatyssd.org

To apply, please forward your resume and/or a cover letter describing your qualifications, reasons for wanting to serve and relevant experience.

Applications must be received by November 12, 2019.

Send inquires to ptssd.secretary@gmail.com with “[Neighborhood] – Board Application” in the subject line,

or mail to:
PTSSD, 702 N. 3rd Street, No. 38, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

We look forward to hearing from you.

All three new-term Board Members and Directors will be elected at the PTSSD Annual Meeting on December 18th and take office when the Board meets in January 2020.

Incumbents Who Are Running For A Second Term

Our Bylaws state that Board Members can be elected to more than one term. The following Board Members are seeking to be re-elected to the Board:

Jill Betters – Fishtown

Steve Richman – Northern Liberties

Board Member Dolores Griffith (Fishtown), who has served on the Board since its inception in 2009 is not seeking re-election. We are all indebted to her dedication, perseverance, and wisdom over those years.


The Election Committee will interview each candidate at an appointed time on Wednesday, Nov 13 and Thursday, Nov 14 between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center at 700 N. 3rd Street 19123

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