Uncategorized04 May 2020 05:06 pm

Elections this year will be held virutally. Voting links will be sent out with the May newsletter. If you live within our boundaries and are not on our mailing list and would like a , email nominating@passyunk.org to receive a link to participate. The candidates for the six open seats on the 2020-21 ballot are as follows:

William Gross (up for reelection)
Christine Knapp (up for reelection)
Theresa Rose (up for reelection)
Andrew Stober (up for reelection)
Bradley Wilhelm
Candidate Bios


William Gross

Bill grew up in the Philadelphia area, and spent several years living in Washington DC before moving back to Philly a few years ago. During the day, he works as a project manager for the American Red Cross, where his favorite projects are those that focus on improving communities by offering services, building awareness, and encouraging involvement. Outside of work, he’s interested in how cities and neighborhoods grow and develop, and the strategies that can be applied to help increase happiness among residents. When Bill moved to Passyunk Square, it was the completion of a full circle for his family. His grandfather grew up at 7th and Dickinson, where he lived from the 1920s through the 1940s. Bill joined the civic association to help ensure that our neighborhood holds on to the spirit that makes this part of our city so special, and to leverage the positive change and growth the area is experiencing.

Christine Knapp

Christine Knapp has lived in Passyunk Square since 2006 and immediately became involved in the civic association. Over ten years, Christine served as chair of the Trash and Recycling Committee,Vice-President, and President of the PSCA board. She and her husband thoroughly enjoy the neighborhood’s diverse and delicious food scene, and find it charming that it is hard to walk anywhere in the neighborhood without running into friends. After taking a year off after having a daughter, Sabine, Christine is happy to rejoin the PSCA board. During the day, she serves as the Director of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia.

Theresa Rose

Theresa Rose moved to the neighborhood in 2007 on South Clarion Street. She loved the neighbors so much that she later moved with her husband and son just around the corner to Federal Street. Her commitment to the city of Philadelphia runs deep having worked for the City’s Office for the Arts, Culture and Creative Economy as well as Fringe Arts. In 2012, she became a Neighborhood Clean Water Ambassador and in 2014 developed a “family day” at the Passyunk Garden. Theresa was co-chair of the 2018 PSCA Art Auction and has been donating artwork for the last 5 years. She is a practicing visual artist and an instructor at Moore College of Art and Design.  www.theresarose.org

Andrew Stober

After attending a PSCA meeting in 2010, Andrew and his wife moved to Passyunk Square in 2012. They love the neighborhood for its mix of lifelong residents and newcomers from around the region, nation and world. Andrew has served on the PSCA board since 2016 and organized the 2016 Home Tour. Andrew spends his days in West Philadelphia as the vice president for planning and economic development at the University City District.

Bradley Wilhelm

Brad is a first-time homeowner who feels very fortunate to be part of this wonderful neighborhood and community. He wants to continue all the great work that’s been done and he has a passion for pedestrianizing car-dominated areas that comes from having lived in a city (Burlington, VT) with an incredibly successful pedestrianized street. He hopes to be able to use his bureaucracy navigational skills to make the neighborhood a more pedestrian-friendly place. 


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