The meeting was addressed by Anne McNiff, recently appointed executive director of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Anne is a long time Mount Airy resident with a number of years of experience working with the non-profit world.
Aunt pointed out that the community is changing, now incorporating many “renters by choice”, in contrast to the long-time homeowners’ outlook prevalent in the community. She sees a need to integrate these renters into the community.
2018 is also the time for collaborative work for a green initiative. Chestnut Hill is the “garden district” of Philadelphia, but it is necessary to work with other neighborhoods as well in such things as an aging tree canopy, water sources, carbon exhaust, etc.
She sees possible partnerships with local schools and with other groups in ongoing service projects.
On May 20 the Association will partner with the Chestnut Hill Conservancy for a great houses tour.