CCD Celebrates 25 Years of Clean Streets With a Celebration

The Center City District (CCD) marked its 25th anniversary of providing services to make Center City
clean, safe and attractive with a special thank you luncheon for all
its employees and paid special tribute to 11 individuals who have worked
with the CCD since its founding in March 1991. A total of 42 other
cleaners, Community Service Representatives, Philadelphia Police and
administrative staff were recognized for 5,10, 15 and 20 years of

This year is also the 60th
anniversary of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC),
which created the CCD. The awards luncheon was the first of a series of
events to observe the anniversaries.

March 1991, CCD cleaners in their easily recognized teal uniforms have
been highly visible sweeping and pressure washing sidewalks and removing
graffiti. Community Service Representatives (CSRs) have become a
familiar reassuring sight, working in partnership with the Philadelphia
Police Department and offering greetings, information, aid, or just a
friendly smile to downtown pedestrians.

Happy 25th Anniversary – CCD’s 25-year Employees  Sherron Dudley, Sidewalk Maintenance  Thomas Fitzmaurice, Sidewalk Maintenance  Edward Vinluan, Sidewalk Maintenance  Robert Klineburger, Police Officer  Warren Messing,

Police Officer  Moses Pierce, Community Service Representative  Karl Tyler, Lead Supervisor  Henry Hippert, Director of Operations   Denise Jones, Administrative Assistant   Bonnie Thompson, Director of Web Development and Interactive   

And Paul R. Levy, President and CEO who was presented by with a mural arts painting of bike helmets, by CCD Marketing director Michelle Shannon.

Richard Ross, Police Commissioner acknowledges Police Officers and their service in Center City
My buddy Officer Strange was acknowledged. You might have seen him as he jets around Center City, and Rittenhouse Square on his Segway.

Nancy Goldenberg, Center City District congratulates a worker

Michelle Shannon holds one of the plaques for the next honoree
All the employees enjoyed a delicious lunch and dessert during the ceremony.