Residents, friends, and neighbors of Chestnut Hill are among the thousands who donate time and energy to help on committees and with special events.
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Board of Directors
The CHCA Board of Directors is an all volunteer organization. Elections for Chestnut Hill Board of Directors are held annually. Board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month (December excluded). Learn about our board's annual elections.
Meet the CHCA Staff - We encourage you to reach out to us so we can help answer your questions about the Association.
Our Service Projects Include:
Partnership with Whitemarsh Foundation
Whitemarsh Foundation is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of open space in the Whitemarsh Valley and surrounding areas. Their mission is to promote awareness of, advocacy for, education about and access to preserved and conserved land. The Chestnut Hill Community Association had partnered with the Whitemarsh Foundation to bring awareness of Dixon Meadows natural lands, flora, and fauna to our members.
The Whitemarsh Foundation and birding expert, Ruth Pfeffer, hold a variety of nature inspired events for our members throughout the year. In turn, CHCA members help spread their mission of conservation, and stewardship.
Partnership with Woodmere Art Museum and the Chestnut Hil Business Association to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Woodmere and members of the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble present a free family program celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Explore the story behind Harriet Tubman's journey to freedom and the legacy of Dr. King through musical narratives, the art of Jerry Pinkney, and interactive fun activities for children and families. Art activity books celebrating legends in Civil Rights are available for pickup at various Chestnut Hill restaurants, shops, and business locations.
Green Space Initiative
Enhancing Chestnut Hill’s “Greene Countrie Village” Atmosphere The Green Space Initiative was formed to coordinate the restoration, maintenance and expansion of the commercial, residential, and public green spaces in our community. Funded through events and contributions to the Chestnut Hill Community Association and Tree Fund. The Green Space Initiative presently consists of a consortium of residents, business people and representatives from community organizations including the Chestnut Hill Community Association, the Chestnut Hill Business Association, the Business Improvement District, Morris Arboretum, Chestnut Hill Conservancy, Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders. beautification projects that will start this Spring.
Projects include removing invasive plants in Pastorius Park, adding new diverse plantings of canopy trees and understory flowering trees and shrub at the southern gateway to Chestnut Hill near Mermaid Inn, to be called Mermaid Park, and beautification efforts near the West Highland train station with funding for several large trees and shrubs.
Honoring Essential Workers
The 2020 CHCA Meritorious Award was presented to the Essential Workers throughout the Chestnut Hill area. Read the profiles of essential workers whose work has helped us all get through the pandemic:Officer Daisy BransfieldCampbell’s Place general manager Joel GordonChestnut Hill Hospital's ICU Directot Katherine FranczykHakim Franklin and Jessica Lane of Mt. Airy Animal HospitalUnited State Postal Service worker Douglas DavisAngie Bush at Fresh Market in Chestnut Hill Firefighter Charles Winrow of Engine 37 in Chestnut Hill
CHCA’s held a community fundraising event to help rebuild Jenks Playground for local families and their children.