The election for the Passyunk Square Board of Directors will be held online and by mail in late April with the voting deadline being 11:59 pm on May 4th, 2021, the day of our May General Meeting. At the April 6, 2021 General Membership Meeting, we will present a slate of nominees who will be on the ballot for this election. YOU can be on that ballot.

Click on this link for more details and for the online candidate information form that must be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 2rd. Questions? Nominating Committee Member Pam Zenzola will be at our March General Meeting. Or email us at

Suggest a Nominee for the Board! Do you know someone who would be a great fit for the Passyunk Square Civic Association Board of Directors? Nominate this neighborhood hero using the form at this link! Submissions are due by 11:59 pm on March 26, 2021.

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 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.

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. 


We remind our neighbors that all our in-person events are canceled or postponed through the month of April. There is a citywide and statewide stay at home order until further notice.

Below is an updated list of helpful resources and things to know during this time.

You are also welcome to reach out to us at with questions and we will do our best to direct you to city offices. Stay safe and stay connected even while we’re all at a distance!


From the City

From the Commonwealth

Other City Departments and City-wide Agencies

Staying Safe


Guidance from the CDC

Guidance from the State

Guidance from the City

City of Philadelphia Coronavirus helpline  1-800-722-7112

Need help coping? The Commonwealth has a toll-free support line: 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600 or Text PA to 741-741



Grocery stores continue to be open for essential visits. Please remember to leave morning hours for seniors and others who might be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. Neighbors might also consider the wide variety of grocery delivery services.

Local Grocery Delivery and Contactless Pickup options:

Local Restaurants and Shops offering contactless pick-up and delivery

Additional options for contactless supplies and food support


Relief Funds

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Suggestions for helping neighbors who may not be internet savvy: 

  • Comcast Internet Essentials – New customers will receive two free months of Internet service if they apply by April 30, 2020. 
  • Share a guest wi-fi password
  • Assist with Facetime or zoom to see relatives/friends
  • Assist with telemedicine visits  

Support for Healthcare Workers

Support for Families, Schools and Teachers

Support for Local Businesses and Their Staff

City and Non-Profit organized Direct Action and Volunteering



While you’re home, it’s a great time to:

Additional Resources and Inspiration

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