Org Info

The CHCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life and encouraging a sense of community in Chestnut Hill.

CHCA Board of Directors 

Information on annual Board of Directors elections 

CHCA bylaws (amended 2023)  

CHCA Board Committee (2023) 

CHCA Committee Descriptions 

Circle of Trees Committee - This committee includes members of the business association and Woodmere Art Museum and arranges for a tree lighting at Woodmere and a visit from Santa during the holiday season. This effort is funded by generous donations from various organizations within Chestnut Hill including the CHCA. Approximate attendance is 500 adults and children.
Holiday Parade Committee - The Holiday Parade committee works to plan and implement the annual holiday parade. This is a free community event and involves many community groups. The committee helps secure sponsorships to fund the parade.
Movies Under the Stars Committee - This committee oversees the move nights that run on Friday nights in August at the Water Tower. Food trucks proceed the movie. Approximate attendance is 200-250 per movie.
Pastorius Park Free Summer Concert Series Committee - This concert series continues to be the longest-running free park concert series in Philadelphia, and in 2018 celebrated 70 years of community entertainment. The concerts provide a venue for musicians to perform in a natural setting and for audiences to listen to international, American, and classical music. Audience members (500- 700 per concert) come from within walking distance, from throughout Philadelphia, and from nearby communities including Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown, Lafayette Hill, and others.
Fall Frolic Committee -  This committee organizes the Fall Frolic, a fundraiser for the CHCA featuring lite dinner, music, and dancing.
Budget and Finance Committee -  This committee reviews monthly financial reports for the Association, prepares annual budget recommendations to the Board, and monitors income and expenses.
Development & Fundraising Committee - (formerly known as the Annual Appeal Committee). This committee raises funds for the CHCA.
Education Committee - TBD
Governance Committee - This committee reviews the Association’s bylaws and recommends amendments to the Board, for final approval by the general membership. They also review the Association’s elections and nominations for executive committee and appointed directors. This committee can form sub-committees with specific responsibilities such as the nominating committee. The committee is made up of board members, community members, and experts such as attorneys who may not live in the community.
Holiday House Tour Committee - This committee organizes the annual Holiday House Tour, a fundraiser for the CHCA featuring Chestnut Hill homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Attendance is approximately 700 - 1000.
Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament Committee -  In conjunction with Matt Paul Basketball this committee organizes the annual basketball tournament held in March to coincide with "March Madness." A fundraiser for the CHCA, participation is open to children 6-18 years of age and adults too.
Membership Committee -  This committee promotes CHCA in the community by working to maintain and increase membership in the Association. The committee works very closely with the CH Local.
Technology Enablement Committee - This committee’s purpose is to streamline internal operations through the implementation of digital platforms and solutions.
Development Review Committee (DRC)
. This committee is made up of representatives from the other Chestnut Hill RCO’s (the Chestnut Hill Conservancy, Friends of the Wissahickon), the CH Business Association, the CH Parking Foundation, the Streetscape Committee, the VP of the Physical Division, and 2 members of the LUPZC. Click HERE for DRC Guidelines.
These committees often have a need for members with specialized skills such as architects, designers, and urban planners.
Green Space Initiative -  This committee includes representatives from other Chestnut Hill Institutions and was developed to assist with community green space that is in need of development and/or maintenance. Also works with the CH Tree-tenders group.
Land Use, Planning, & Zoning Committee (LUPZC) -  This committee has a maximum of 12 voting members. The CHCA President and VP of Physical Division are non-voting ex-officio members. No fewer than 9 of the maximum 12 voting members must be educated or practicing as architects, landscape architects, or city planners; 2 of the voting members shall be educated or practicing in complementary fields of law, real estate, finance or other related fields. The 12th voting member can be used flexibly. Click HERE for LUPZC Guidelines.
Streetscape Committee -  This committee is made up of members of the CHCA, the Business Association and the Conservancy to provide oversight and resources to businesses regarding the exterior of their business location. The committee assists business and property owners interpret Philadelphia zoning and licensing requirements as it pertains to items under the Streetscape Committee purview (see Germantown Avenue Guidelines).