Capitolo Playground- esquina de las calles 9 y la Federal
¡Se ofrecerá comida y habrá servicio de cuidado de niños!

La Asociación Cívica de Passyunk Square y la Asociación Cívica de East Passyunk Crossing lo invitan a una reunión totalmente en español para compartir con ustedes lo que hacen nuestras organizaciones; para invitarlos a participar y mostrarles cómo y escuchar sus ideas sobre cómo podemos servir mejor a nuestros vecinos. Ofreceremos comida así como servicio de cuidado delos niños.

Si tienes preguntas, envíanos un correo electrónico a contact@passyunk.org. Puedes enviar tus preguntas en español.

Descargar folleto: Introducción a las asociaciones cívicas

 

Please come out to the May General Meeting on May 7th, 2019 at 6:30pm to cast your ballot for the 2019-20 PSCA Board Elections.  Polls will close at 7:30pm

The candidates for the six open seats on the 2019-20 ballot are as follows:

Jeff Brown (up for reelection)
Monica Montiel (up for reelection)
Sarah Anton (up for reelection)
Suzanne Tavani (up for reelection)
Patrick Pasquariello
Elizabeth Moselle

Candidate Questionnaires

ELIZABETH MOSELLE

Number of years residing, owning property or owning a business in the neighborhood *
If you have lived, owned property, or owned a business (or some combination of the three) at different times, just estimate a total number of years.
5.75
What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood? *
I recently started efforts to build a playground committee for Columbus Square Park, centered around a pilot “Fun Box” project, which will launch later this Spring. Past volunteer efforts in the neighborhood include tree planting, tabling for residential street tree plantings at the Farmer’s Market, and the stoop of the month club.
Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors? *
I feel fortunate to live in Passyunk Square, arguably the most vibrant neighborhood in Philadelphia. In a time when people are increasingly isolated from each other, our community is bucking national trends. Here we choose to live close to one another, walk places, talk to our neighbors. To congregate in our parks and playgrounds and support a rich community of independently owned businesses. The neighborhood’s relative affordability makes it an accessible place for a diverse range of people. New residents mix in with long-standing ones, organically growing and evolving the neighborhood. Passyunk Square is a wonderful place, but I believe that it can be even better. Cleaner. Greener. More welcoming. More connected. I’ve been impressed with the PSCA since I first arrived. I am interested in joining the Board so that I can support the neighborhood’s continued evolution, while making sure it still meets the needs of existing residents, including young families, senior citizens and new immigrants. I would like to help the PSCA navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead for the community’s best interests. And I would like to forge deeper and stronger connections to other members of the community who share these interests.
What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service? *
I have a wide range of experience, which includes community development, fundraising, capital improvements and the creation of public programs to reach diverse groups of children and adults. I have proven success in the growth and management of transformative revitalization initiatives, activating places, and building urban commerce. I enthusiastically connect people across diverse constituencies, build relationships, and facilitate thoughtful collaboration. I develop, communicate, and reinforce a shared sense of purpose to plan strategic interventions, market ideas and promote initiatives. I am results oriented, see the big picture, and pay careful attention to details to drive well-executed projects, events, and programs. Relevant Specialties include: Program design and development, strategic planning, fundraising, event planning, project management, marketing, communications, community-engaged design, budget
management, community interface & outreach, partnerships and relationship building.

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PATRICK PASQUARIELLO

Number of years residing, owning property or owning a business in the neighborhood 
4
What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood? 
None
Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors? 
Because I love our neighborhood and would like to be a part of its continuous improvements
What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service?
I work for a construction manager based in south Philadelphia specializing in estimating and project management. I am also a licensed realtor. I think I would be very helpful in matters of construction and real estate.
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SARAH ANTON
Number of years residing, owning property or owning a business in the neighborhood
16
What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood?
I’ve been involved with PSCA for seven years and on the board for the past six years. I started by being involved with the Tree Tender program and by volunteering at Passyunk Gardens. Soon after this, I started co-chairing the Beautification Committee and then joined the board. I’ve continued in my role as Beautification Chair and since joining the board I served three years as Treasurer and currently have served as the Board President for two years.
Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors?
Since getting involved with PSCA I’ve learned a lot about different strategies for working with neighbors to address all kinds of challenges and opportunities in our area. I hope to be able to contribute these experiences to good conversations going forward about whatever comes next, and to help our group be prepared and proactive. If elected for another term I hope to focus my board service on engaging with more neighbors and developing and strengthening the efforts we’ve put in place as well as working on new ideas. I want to hear more about how others might want to get involved with PSCA and figure out ways to make that rewarding and productive.
What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service?
My work with the board to date gives me a great deal of experience to draw on in all areas of operation for our neighborhood association – for example, ensuring smooth operations related to our neighborhood association’s RCO role, managing tree plantings, contributing to gardening activities and SPOAC and Passyunk Gardens, negotiating our new trash contract, maintaining relationships with school and park groups, and working with other non-profit groups in our area, the 3rd Police District, and local and state government offices. I also have a background in non-profit management and fundraising that I hope to continue to use to help strengthen programs and operations. I’m a Master Gardener and have completed the Citizen’s Planning course offered by the city’s office of Planning and Development.
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SUZANNE TAVANI
Number of years residing, owning property or owning a business in the neighborhood
60
What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood?
I’ve been involved in PSCA in a number of different capacities. I first became involved with the Home Tour and then joined the Zoning Committee. I am now a Board member and I chair the Zoning Committee. In addition, I am a lifelong member of the neighborhood and an active member of St. Maron’s Maronite Catholic Church which has been a cornerstone of the community for more than 125 years.
Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors? 
I believe that it’s important to nurture a new generation of families and friends who share my desire to maintain and build upon the character and upkeep of the neighborhood. It’s important that both long-time neighbors and our newer neighbors work together on issues affecting the area.
What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service? 
I am a communications professional and those skills will certainly be brought into any situation. However, I believe that my value lies in my ability to work with both long-term neighbors and newer neighbors.
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JEFF BROWN
Number of years residing, owning property or owning a business in the neighborhood 
33
What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood? 
I am and have been on the Capitolo Community Garden Governance Council, the Capitolo Playground Advisory Council and the Passyunk Square Civic Association Board for years. I have participated in Love Your Park days at Capitolo Playground, in Philly Spring Clean Ups and other neighborhood activities. This year I am organizing a block clean up of my block as part of the Philly Spring Clean Up.
Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors? 
This is my neighborhood. I have lived here for 33 years and know many long time neighbors as well as newer residents. I want to help preserve what made this neighborhood a wonderful place to live while continue along with the newer residents, to further improve it.
What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service? 
Knowledge of the neighborhood as a resident for over three decades. Experience in community and Union organizing. Reliable participant in community activities. Concern for the preservation of neighborhood and PSCA history. Experience in Philadelphia City government.
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MONICA MONTIEL
Number of years residing, owning property or owning a business in the neighborhood
3
What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood?
I’ve been actively participating on the PSCA Board, and am the chair of the Clean Streets committee.
Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors? *
(Limit 1250 characters)
To continue contributing my time to improve the quality of life for residents in Passyunk Square.
What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service? *
(Limit 1250 characters)
Extensive volunteer management experience, experience organizing clean ups, and I’m a block captain for the 700 block of Reed St.

 

The Passyunk Square Civic Association By-laws state:

At the general membership meeting held in May of an election year, a simple majority of Members present and eligible to vote shall vote and determine any election. No votes by Members may be issued by proxy or absentee ballot.

This year the election will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm in the meeting space at South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC), 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. Voting will end PROMPTLY at 7:30pm. No one who has not already come through door by time will be allowed to vote.

Voters must verify that they are eligible to vote as members of PSCA. Membership is open to anyone who lives, owns property or owns a business with the primary location within the boundaries of PSCA. To verify, ONE of the following documents can be used as proof:

  • Voter registration card
  • Executed lease agreement (either for renter or business owner)
  • Deed
  • Valid driver’s license or state-issued ID with address in the neighborhood
  • Utility bill
  • Printout of OPA page (MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PHOTO ID)
  • Business Privilege License (for business owner)

Voters should be prepared to show one of the above documents at the Election. We will record that verification so that anyone who votes in this election will not have to show documentation at future elections. If you are unsure whether you voted in a previous election, it’s a good idea to be prepared with an ID.

At the April General Membership meeting the Nominating Committee will submit a slate of nominees who had applied to be candidates and met the eligibility requirements. The applications will be posted here after the meeting. Below are the names of the candidates presented alphabetically:

Candidates are:

Sarah Anton (up for re-election)
Jeff Brown (up for re-election)
Monica Montiel (up for re-election)
Elizabeth Moselle
Patrick Pasquariello
Suzanne Tavani (up for re-election)

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