Shahid Rana, Executive Director

Shahid is a seasoned community development specialist with demonstrated experience in urban design, community planning, commercial corridor development, sustainable design, and creative marketing and branding.

Before his role as Executive Director, Shahid served as a Project Manager in the Neighborhood Initiatives division at Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (CFP), in Camden, NJ. His efforts with CFP have resulted in over $2.4 million in project funding secured and he managed a $17.3 million portfolio that included infrastructure improvements, neighborhood planning and development, and mixed-use development.

Shahid earned his Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from the University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development. He also received a graduate certificate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in Charrette Management. Shahid is also a proud alumnus of Morgan State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design.


Mark Smith, Clean Streets Manager

The clean streets team member maintains West Girard Avenue by providing regular street cleaning and basic maintenance.

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