The Penn Wynne Civic Association is a non-partisan volunteer group that has organized activities and advocated on behalf of our community for more than eighty years.
2019 Membership Letter
Dear Neighbors of Penn Wynne,
It’s been another eventful year for the Civic Association. Under Justin Davis’s leadership, we’ve continued our work advocating for our community and raising awareness of local issues such as school expansion. The Civic Association has continued its outreach with other neighborhood groups, such as the Firehouse, Penn Wynne Library, and the PWES HSA. Finally, our full schedule of seasonal events is already in full swing. This year, thanks to the suggestion of our neighbors, the PWCA held its first successful annual Dessert Festival. This was a great opportunity for the PWCA board members to introduce themselves to the community and for our neighbors to get together. Penn Wynne is a special neighborhood and we’re proud to have the chance to serve you.
The Civic Association has continued to be a vocal participant in discussions about school population growth. Our board members have attended numerous school board meetings and intergovernmental panels. Our school expansion subcommittee has met with members of the school board and the township Board of Commissioners to discuss available options, suggest some of our own and champion the needs of the community.
The recent good news is that the School Board says it will build a third middle school at 1860 Montgomery Avenue. This new school will relieve much of the pressure at both the elementary schools and middle schools where population has burgeoned in recent years.
After tireless work from the Civic Association’s traffic safety subcommittee, and extended negotiations between township planner Chris Leswing and local homeowners, a sidewalk was installed this past Fall along Trent Road between Suffolk and Remington. This sidewalk continues the one running along the elementary school’s border with Trent Road.
On a more festive note, warmer weather is finally upon us, and with it our spring and summer events. The next few months are always the busiest for the Civic Association, but they’re also the most fun. Please join us at:
Thank you for your consideration, and best wishes for 2019!
President, PWCA 2019
c/o Penn Wynne Library
130 Overbrook Parkway
Wynnewood, PA 19096
PWCA sponsors several annual events: Earth Day, Summer Hummer, 4th of July Parade & Carnival, Annual Meeting, New Year’s at Noon celebration, and Dessert Festival.
We maintain and protect our neighborhood’s two beautiful open spaces – Penn Wynne Park and Wynnewood Valley Park – and support greening projects throughout our community. We also provide input on development and zoning issues affecting Penn Wynne residents. Learn More
We serve as a resource for all Penn Wynne residents, and coordinate with civic organizations throughout Lower Merion and in neighboring communities.