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Germantown Community Connection

Germantown Community Connection (GCC) is an incorporated 501 (c) (3) macro civic organization in Germantown. GCC was established in 2008 as result of community interest in the development of an umbrella organization for a “collective voice” and to connect the many neighborhood groups and organizations in Germantown.  The purpose of GCC is to serve as a catalyst, a Bridge linking together Germantown’s many groups and as a Voice for the community.  Germantown Community Connection is the local representative for Classic Town Germantown, a Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia which is a program of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, a marketing effort to promote Germantown as a great place to live, work, visit and invest. Visit www.classictowns.org to learn more about Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia.  Classic Town Germantown meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, 35 W. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

GCC  also serves as a Registered Community Organization on the registry of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The RCO system is designed to improve community notification of proposed developments and make community involvement more predictable in communities and across the city. RCOs receive the benefit of early notice of significant zoning proposals in their neighborhoods. Germantown Community Connection’s status as an approved RCO  is valid through June 30, 2018.


 To create an inclusive, diverse, self-sufficient, thriving and environmentally friendly Germantown that welcomes people of all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to a safe, visually pleasing and well coordinated community for shopping, eating, living and cultural enrichment.


 To investigate, manage, create and build capacity for charitable, educational, cultural, scientific and community planning and activities that will impact Germantown’s quality of life.

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