Organization

(July 31, 2015)    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
Funding cuts bring changes as the PHCA office closes.
Read the full public statement.

 

 

The Polish Hill Civic Association (PHCA) works to make Polish Hill a better place to live. 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

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.

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.

Each November, a board election is held to maintain the PHCA Board of Directors. Voting residents — members 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 four community meetings in prior year
  • Passionate about the neighborhood
  • Interested in making a difference

Current PHCA Board of Directors

John Rhoades, president

Valerie Testa, vice president

Kalie Pierce, second vice president/membership chair

Josiah Parkinson, secretary

Erica Moulinier, treasurer

Susan Atkinson, director

Mark Knobil, director

Catherine McConnell, director

Myrna Newman, director

Ruth Rizner, director