Organization

The Polish Hill Civic Association (PHCA) works to make Polish Hill a better place to live. Our mission is to respect and preserve the sense of community in Polish Hill while promoting economic and housing development opportunities, and improving the quality of life for our community.

The Polish Hill Civic Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in September 1969. We are one of the oldest community-based organizations in Pittsburgh and are led by an all-volunteer board.

Here are just a few things we’ve done or are actively doing:

  • Created a comprehensive community plan that guides our current and future work
  • Advocate for Polish Hill and its goals in City-wide planning and development projects
  • Organized the increasingly eclectic and popular Polish Hill Arts Festival
  • Teamed up with City officials to designate greenway spaces throughout our community
  • Partnered with Tree Pittsburgh and Tree Vitalize to plant and care for street trees
  • Manage and care for community gardens, parklets, green spaces and City steps
  • Assisted homeowners with renovations through a matching grant program
  • Curated and installed The Sprout Fund’s first 3-D public art sculpture
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Monthly Community Meetings

The PHCA holds monthly community meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, except July and August. The meetings cover key activities, and give residents the chance to provide suggestions and feedback.  Meetings are held on the lower level of the West Penn Recreation Center, 450 30th Street.  All are welcome.

 

Board of Directors

Each November, a board election is held to maintain the PHCA Board of Directors. Voting residents — PHCA membership card holders who live in Polish Hill — can nominate individuals to run for election.

Qualifications to serve on the board:

  • Live in Polish Hill for at least one year
  • Member of the PHCA for one year
  • Attend at least three community meetings in prior year
  • Passionate about the neighborhood
  • Interested in making a difference

Current PHCA Board of Directors

Kim Teplitzky, President

Sonny Knights, Vice President

Brittney Werner, 2nd Vice President, Membership Chair

Erica Moulinier, Treasurer

Em DeMarco, Secretary

Lizzie Anderson, Director

Paul Bowden, Director

Elizabeth Fein, Director

Myrna Newman, Director

Marc Rettig, Director

Quint Weaver, Director

 

Community Meeting Agendas/Minutes:

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February 2018
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March 2018
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April 2018
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May 2018
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June 2018
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(No meetings in July or August)

September 2018
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October 2018
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November 2018
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(December 2018 is holiday potluck, no meeting)

January 2019
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