Keeping Overbrook Safe, Clean & Organized! ™
Founded in 2018, Overbrook West Neighbors (OWN) is a community development corporation comprised of community stakeholders – concerned neighbors, business leaders and anyone who is concerned about Overbrook – working together to keep our community livable and ensure it is thriving. Our target area is bordered by 56th Street (east), 63rd Street (west), Lancaster Avenue (north) and Lansdowne Avenue (south). Our work is led by, with and for our Overbrook neighbors and stakeholders. We seek to work collaboratively with all of our neighbors, business associations and civic organizations to improve the quality of life in Overbrook and throughout our West Philadelphia communities.
Overbrook West Neighbors (OWN) is focused on enhancing commerce throughout the Upper Lancaster Avenue Business Corridor, (PA Rt. 30), working with residents and community stakeholders to improve our quality of life, and serving as the Registered Community Organization (RCO) for our community to address all zoning concerns.
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Our team includes a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board. A photo and biography for each team member is provided below.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The OWN Board of Directors are all residents of the Overbrook community we serve. Our Board focuses on specific community needs and projects. A photo and biography for each Board member is provided below.
Gregory J. Allen, Ph.D.Founder & President
Registered Community Organization & Upper Lancaster Avenue Business Corridor
Vanessa K. WilliamsSecretary
Chair, Public Safety Committee
Elaine GillisonVice President
Chair, Special Projects
Chair, Neighborhood Services Committee
Chair, Jobs Committee
Chair, Community Services Committee
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
The OWN Advisory Board provides guidance and support to the Board of Directors on a variety of organizational, subject specific and economic and community development matters. We consistently rely on their knowledge and expertise to accomplish our goals and objectives.
Dr. Wesley Proctor
Wesley Proctor Ministries, Inc.
OUR BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS
We pray that PastorGoodson’s life, memory and legacy will always be a blessing to his family & friends, everyone at Fellowship Christian Church and to all who knew and loved him. Rest in Peace and Power, Pastor.
Pastor Jerome Goodson, Sr.
Founding Board Member
Chair, Faith Committee
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