Revitalization Committee


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Thursday of every month
  • New Hope Community Room
    125 New Street
    New Hope, PA 18938


  • Jules Sghiatti, Representing New Hope Business Community - Co-Chair
  • Lisa Menz, Representing Residents - Co-Chair
  • Dee Dee Bowman, Representing HARB
  • John Dwyer, Representing Business Community
  • Joseph Franlin, Representing New Hope Arts
  • Judith Franlin, Representing Park and Recreation Board
  • Alex Fraser, Representing Bucks County Playhouse
  • Nick Gialias, Representing Planning Commission
  • Steven Lau, Representing Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce

  • Peter Meyer, Representing New Hope Borough Council
  • Josh Oravis, Representing Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Taylor, Representing Friends of Delaware Canal
  • Edwin Hild, Representing New Hope Historical Society


Revitalization Committee assists Council in identifying significant community needs, assessing available grant programs and other financial and community resources, and developing improvement projects and opportunities for economic development; and in preserving, enhancing and revitalizing the Borough’s infrastructure and wealth of natural, cultural, historic, and architectural resources. See the Committee's accomplishments for 2015 and tentative goals for 2016 in its Annual Report.