Vision: A vibrant, thriving, and unified Fishtown. Mission: To connect Fishtown neighbors, preserve Fishtown’s unique character, and honor our community’s shared vision for its future.
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What is the FNA? The Fishtown Neighbors Association is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization and the Registered Community Organization (RCO) that serves the needs of the Fishtown/19125 neighborhood of Philadelphia (see FNA boundaries below). Formed in 2001 by a dedicated group of neighborhood volunteers seeking to improve and unify the community, the FNA has continued to serve the community for over a decade.
Who is the FNA? YOU are the FNA - ALL Fishtown residents and business owners are welcome. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood or a lifelong resident, the FNA is your community group, and is run entirely by unpaid neighborhood volunteers. Membership dues are $5 annually, but are NOT required to participate in meetings & Committees. All FNA meetings are free and open to the public, typically held at the Fishtown Recreation Center.
2021 Board Officers Jon Geeting (President) Karen Javaruski (Vice President) Trevor Linton (Treasurer) Ajay Joshi (Communications) Kate Stewart (Secretary)
At-Large Board Members Carol Christner Gianna Grossmann Peter Nopachinda Robert Everett Ian Wilson Stefan Zajic
Committee Chairs Carol Christner (Fundraising, Finance) Katherine Clayton (Events) Jaime Fluehr (Public Safety) Ellis Mair (Beautification) Maggie O'Brien (Outreach) Ian Wilson (Zoning)
What area is considered Fishtown? Fishtown's boundaries are the subject of much debate, but as defined in our Articles of Incorporation, they are from the Delaware River to Laurel Street, Laurel Street to Front Street, Front Street to Norris Street, Norris Street to Trenton Avenue, Trenton Avenue to Frankford Avenue, Frankford Avenue to York Street, and York Street to the Delaware River. (All border streets include odd and even addresses.)
How can I get involved? Do you want to have a voice in Fishtown’s future? Whether you’ve lived here all your life or just arrived, getting involved in the FNA is a great way to help shape the way Fishtown grows and changes. A great place to start is our General Membership Meetings, held at the Fishtown Recreation Center each month. Join us for a meeting or head on over to the Committees page for more information on each Committee and it's mission.
Serve as a resource to individuals The FNA is a source of information, support, and expertise around issues which affect residents. We assist residents in reporting needs to appropriate governing agencies & distribute important information.
A connector between organizations The FNA serves as a connector or facilitator between various interest groups and populations in the neighborhood. We do this by putting interest groups in touch with one another, convening meetings between groups, and maintaining relationships across institutional and cultural boundaries. Advocate for the community to the outside world The FNA will help the neighborhood identify and pursue its collective community goals and needs by building consensus among residents, speaking on their behalf in larger conversations, and championing the most pressing community needs.