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Revamped Germantown Special Services District to hold first official meeting Tuesday

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With a new board of directors chosen and City Council's approval, the revived Germantown Special Services District has most of its pieces in place, and will hold its first official meeting Tuesday night.

The new board members will be charged with creating a five-year plan, formulating a budget and seeking funding for the recently reconstituted GSSD, which would be submitted for Council review in the fall.

Board-member bios coming soon

The group has been a key effort of Eighth District Councilwoman Cindy Bass; her aide Joe Corrigan is among the members of the new GSSD board.

Other members include Matthew Canno, Barbara Hogue, Joseph Martin, Greg Piel, Mjenzi Traylor and Joseph Waldo, with additional nominations to be made in the fall to complete a 15-person board.

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Amy Z. Quinn, NewsWorks Northwest reporter

Amy Z. Quinn developed an interest in planning and land use while covering rapidly-developing South Jersey suburbs for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and later wrote extensively about urban and beachfront redevelopment for the Asbury Park Press.

Over more than 15 years of local reporting, opinion writing and blogging, Amy has cultivated a distinctive voice and desire to get right to the heart of an issue. She also trains tomorrow's news professionals as a popular journalism instructor at several area universities. 
 
A Manayunk native now living in an average suburban development, Amy covers Northwest Philly as part of PlanPhilly's partnership with WHYY's NewsWorks.


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