SHCA Committees

We welcome our members to volunteer to serve on committees. If you are interested, please send an email to info@societyhillcivic.org and you will be referred to the chairperson of the committee.

SHCA Committees

We welcome our members to volunteer to serve on committees. If you are interested, please send an email to info@societyhillcivic.org and you will be referred to the chairperson of the committee.

Committee Directory

Here is a listing of the standing SHCA Committees:

Zoning And Historic Preservation

The committee advocates for the preservation and restoration of Society Hill’s historic buildings and pursues the community’s interest concerning zoning issues. It entertains presentations from developers, monitors residential and commercial applications for zoning variances and reports to the Board on issues that affect the historic integrity of Society Hill.

Finance

The committee monitors the SHCA finances and administers its operating budget.

Legal

The committee provides legal advice to the SHCA Officers and its Board of Directors.

Safe and Sound

The committee deals with traffic, trash, crime and quality of life issues. It informs residents of any criminal incidents in Society Hill through a weekly crime report and collaborates with the 6th District Police.

Membership

The committee works to increase membership in the SHCA.

Nominating And Elections

The committee handles the nomination and election process for the annual election of the SHCA Officers and Directors held in May of each year.

Communications and Outreach

The committee acts to promote and inform membership regarding the activities of the SHCA.

 

Here is a listing of the current SHCA Committees for special projects:

Clean and Beautiful

  • Washington Square: The committee works with the Independence National Historical Park (INHP) to aid in the beautification of Washington Square through the planting of flowers and new shrubbery.
  • Clean Up Days: The committee organizes the spring and fall neighborhood clean-up days.
  • Tree Tenders: The committee promotes tree maintenance, removal, and new plantings, and works with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to provide free street trees when available.

Foglietta Plaza

The committee seeks to develop and implement a redesign of Foglietta Plaza at Front and Spruce Streets.

Grants

If funds are available, the committee solicits requests and awards grants to organizations that have programs or projects that will serve the mission of SHCA.

Headhouse and Shambles

The committee works to improve the condition and public accessibility of the historic Headhouse and Shambles.

McCall School

The committee collaborates with McCall School and administers donations from SHCA members earmarked for the school.

South Street Reimagined

The committee supports the efforts to improve South Street.

Washington Square Affair

This fundraising event held in Washington Square provides resources for additional beautification of Washington Square through the plantings of flowers, shrubbery, and trees, and improvements to the fountain and the memorial.