Quality of Life Committee
The purpose of West Mt. Airy Neighbors’ Quality of Life Committee is:
- to facilitate neighborhood responses to a variety of issues which affect the quality of life of residents; and
- to pool our knowledge, resources, and networks to work effectively in promoting public safety and enhancing the natural environment throughout West Mt. Airy
Any neighbor is welcome to bring his/her/their quality of life concern(s) to this Committee, and the Committee will work to solve the problem(s). Recent examples of issues and concerns brought to the committee include speeding on area roads, safety & crime, and street lighting.
Schools Coalition Committee
Great schools are the centerpiece of great neighborhoods. In collaboration with Mt. Airy USA and East Mt. Airy Neighbors, the Schools Coalition meets regularly to review school-based needs and how we can best support them.
Marketing and Technology Committee
Responsible for our social media presence and website, some of our latest initiatives have included creating an online store where you can purchase products featuring our new logo! We will also have a limited selection of material available at local events, too.
A group of community residents organized the Streetscapes Committee in 2007 out of concern for the health and appearance of Mt. Airy’s public landscapes. Since then, the committee has initiated, and cooperated with other local organizations in projects that address those issues.
THE COMMITTEE IS INVOLVED IN:
- Planting street and yard trees each spring and fall in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Tree Tenders Program. It participates in other planting opportunities as they arise, and educates homeowners in caring for newly planted trees.
- The Gateway Project to restore a set of pergolas and the surrounding landscape at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and Johnson Street. The project is a joint effort of Historic Germantown, WMAN, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, Inc., and local residents.
- Assisting neighbors in maintaining landscape improvements initiated by the committee at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and Allen Lane, the Emlen Circle, and the Trolley Car Park.
- Working with the Mt. Airy, Nippon, Bryan, Cresheim Town Watch as the Friends of Allen Lane Station in ongoing negotiations with SEPTA over landscape improvements associated with renovations at the Allen Lane Train Station.
WMAN hosts community zoning meetings on the first Wednesday of every month when zoning matters need to be reviewed at 7pm at Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19119. In the event there are no local zoning issues, the meeting will not be held.
Zoning matters that get reviewed can determine new businesses, the type of buildings that get built on vacant lots, and whether or not historical homes get preserved.