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CCRA Standing Committees

COMMUNICATIONS

MISSION:

  • Publish CCRA This Week as a current organ of information relevant to the membership
  • Publish the Center City Quarterly as an informational newsletter that will include relevant articles, community events, and activities within the CCRA neighborhood for residents of all ages and advertisements that informs residents of businesses serving the neighborhood, and
  • Maintain CCRA’s presence on social media websites.

GOALS:

  • Recruit writers to author articles geared to different age groups with emphasis on young professionals and families to support CCRA’s goal of attracting and retaining this group as members, and
  • Attract and maintain advertisers.

DEVELOPMENT

MISSION:

  • Assure CCRA has predictable, reliable and sufficient sources of funding.
  • Ensure the fiscal integrity of CCRA.

GOALS:

  • Generate $30 K in event sponsorships annually
  • Develop new sources of funding, such as high value donors or foundations, that bring in another $30 K annually

EXECUTIVE

The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, the Executive Vice President, the four Vice Presidents, the Secretary, the Treasurer, 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. The Executive Committee shall have full power to act on behalf of the corporation in all matters requiring attention between meetings of the Board. Whenever possible, such action of the Executive Committee should be made subject to ratification by the Board as soon as reasonably practicable. In such case, the Executive Committee shall as soon as reasonably possible notify the Board in writing of its proposed action. If, within two (2) business days of receipt of such notice, five (5) or more non-Executive Committee members of the Board who otherwise would be eligible to vote on the issue provide written notice of their disagreement with the proposed action, the proposed action shall be suspended until considered at the next meeting of the Board where such consideration is feasible. Motions made by the Executive Committee that are binding on the corporation require majority approval of the full Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall meet prior to each regular Board meeting. Additional meetings may be called, at any time, by the President. The minutes of each meeting of the Executive Committee shall be provided to the Board at or before the ensuing Board meeting.

FINANCE

MISSION:

  • Assist the Executive Committee and Board in the creation of an organizational budget and its maintenance throughout the fiscal year and beyond.
  • Ensure the fiscal integrity of CCRA.

GOALS:

  • Develop the annual budget with input from all other committees and event chairs;
  • Track and actively manage the budget.
  • Develop a multi-year budget tied to a long-range plan to ensure that there’s continuity between administrations.
  • Manage audit and IRS Form 990 process with CPA firm.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

MISSION:

  • Create a better understanding of historic preservation issues among the CCRA membership and our community,
  • Encourage sound preservation practices among the building owners in our neighborhood, and
  • Work with the Historic Commission of the City of Philadelphia and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to our mutual benefit.

GOALS:

  • Advise the Board and Zoning Committee on preservation issues,
  • Write articles for the Center City Quarterly newsletter on topics ranging from sensitive
  • neighborhood beautification to researching the history of properties.

MEMBERSHIP

MISSION:

  • Increase retention of current members and increase number of new members,
  • Increase the awareness of the public and public officials of CCRA’s contributions to the community, and
  • Increase the value of our information and services to members and the public at large.

GOALS:

  • Increase membership levels to be more representative of CCRA's resident population with special emphasis on younger members, renters, and high-rise dwellers,
  • Promote greater visibility and committee growth throughout the organization, and
  • Develop and promote a merchant discount program.


NOMINATING

MISSION:

  • Seek qualified, diverse and engaged leaders to nominate as officers and directors who will carry out the mission and programs of the organization.

GOALS:

  • Help recruit and maintain a waiting list of qualified and diverse board member candidates.

STREETS

MISSION:

  • Ensure that the streets and sidewalks in CCRA’s neighborhood are clean and physically safe;
  • Ensure that regulations relating to exposed dumpsters are complied with.
  • Address potholes; abandoned cars and bicycles; and problems with streetlights, signs, traffic signals, trash/recycling pick-ups, and snow removal.
  • Work with OTIS to address bicycle and bus lane improvements.
  • Monitor CCRA’s contract with the Center City District for day of trash pick-up sidewalk sweeping and seasonal gingko berry clean-ups.

ZONING

MISSION:

  • Provide a monthly public forum in which to discuss construction projects that require variances to the City’s zoning code.

GOALS:

  • Obtain decisions at the ZBA that are consistent with CCRA positions and 
  • Help to direct growth in the CCRA neighborhood that reinforces and strengthens the positive characteristics of the neighborhood and the adjacent commercial corridors.

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