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Our Mission

Kutztown Community Partnership envisions Kutztown as an inclusive community that welcomes all of our best efforts: to get an education, to do business, and to live well at every stage of our lives.

 

Kutztown Community Partnership serves as a liaison to build community, to forge positive relationships, and to foster cultural and economic collaboration in this historical college town.

Kutztown Community Partnership (KCP) is a non-profit 501c3 organization comprised of 9 Board members and 1 part time Office Manager. Our Board members are volunteers who are actively involved in the community, volunteering their time to make our town a better place for all and taking on leadership roles to keep the KCP organization strong for the future.

Staff

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Sandy Green, Community Liaison

Born on a farm in Maxatawny Township, Sandra "Sandy" Green is a lifelong resident of the Kutztown area. She served as mayor of the Borough of Kutztown for 12 years – the first female ever to hold that position and was the former Vice President of Kutztown Community Partnership.

 

With her abundance of experience working with a wide variety of individuals within the area, Sandy is exceptionally-qualified as the community liaison at Kutztown Community Partnership. This position, supported by the Borough of Kutztown and Kutztown University, plays a critical role in developing and enhancing strategic partnerships between the Borough, the University, Kutztown Area School District, Kutztown Community Partnership, the Northeast Chamber of Commerce and manages regular interaction with businesses, students, residents, elected officials and the media.


Sandy’s core focuses at KCP are to spearhead marketing and economic development, seek grant opportunities, business retention and enhancement, leveraging partnerships in addition to multiple other responsibilities.

Board Members

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Allison Fuller

President

Kutztown Area Emergency Medical Services

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Jeromy Curry

Secretary

Owner - K'Town Pub

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Christian Temchatin

Superintendent, Kutztown Area School District

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Peter Smith

Vice President

Owner - Eagle Point Management 

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Amanda Garcia

Treasurer

Kutztown University

Assistant Director of MSU Operations, Greek Life and Commuter Student Services

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George Kusterer

Kutztown Borough Council

Retired

Fire Marshall, Kutztown Fire Company

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Jonathan M. Quier, F.D.

Co-Owner

Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc.

Programs

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Kutztown Community Veterans heritage project

Paying Homage to the Local Heroes who Bravely Served Our Country

The Kutztown Vietnam Veterans Breakfast Club’s initiative to display military hero banners on light poles in the Kutztown Park, and along Borough streets, is underway. The program recognizes any current and past military veterans, and supported by the Kutztown Community Partnership (KCP), Kutztown Civic Organizations and the Borough of Kutztown.

In addition to the Hero Banner program, the Kutztown Vietnam Veterans Breakfast Club is raising funds for two new initiatives:

  • Printing of the Kutztown Area Veteran's book, featuring interviews of local veterans and their stories

  • Bringing the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall to Kutztown

Click Here To Download The Application

 
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THE WALL THAT HEALS

A Program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Founders of the Wall

“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is pleased to bring The Wall That Heals mobile exhibit to KUTZTOWN, PA to allow local veterans and their family members a chance to experience The Wall,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF. “Hosting The Wall That Heals provides an opportunity to honor and remember all those who served and sacrificed in the Vietnam War and educate visitors on the continuing impact of the Vietnam War on America.”

 

The Wall That Heals is transported from community to community in a 53-foot trailer. When parked, the trailer opens with exhibits built into its sides, allowing it to serve as a mobile Education Center telling the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the divisive era in American history.

 

The three-quarter scale Wall replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. Visitors will experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C. Visitors are able to do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall.

For more information and volunteer opportunities, contact the Kutztown Community Partnership office at 484-646-9069 or email sandygreenkcp@hometownu.com

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Kutztown Strong

Vision: Where Healthy Behaviors Create STRONG Communities.
Mission: to Strengthen The Resolve Of the Next Generation.

Concerned citizens of all ages and backgrounds, living in Kutztown and its surrounding regions, united to form Kutztown Strong.

Members of this organization are committed to making a difference for our future generations.

Kutztown Strong’s efforts work to prevent substance misuse in the community by providing fun, safe environments for our young people to thrive. They have taken stock of the communities’ existing resources and work to create new venues where our children, youth, and young adults can express their uniqueness.

For more information, or to join Kutztown Strong, please contact kutztownstrong@gmail.com or check out their website: kutztownstrong.org

Our mailing address is: Kutztown Strong P.O. Box 181 Kutztown, PA 19530

Click here to checkout Kutztown Strong's Facebook page.

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Kutztown Thriving

Kutztown Thriving is a sub-committee of Kutztown Community Partnership that aims to sustain a healthy community through positive solutions and holistic endeavors.

Connect with Kutztown thriving on facebook or via email to stay up-to-date with their current endeavors, learn how to get involved or to ask them questions.

 

Click Here to visit the Kutztown Thriving Facebook page

Email Contact- kutztownthriving@gmail.com

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Peace.Love.Kutztown

Peace.Love.Kutztown is a program is designed to promote awareness and share information in efforts to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive community for all of Kutztown’s residents. The program’s mission is to start meaningful and productive dialogues regarding social justice.

 

Some Peace.Love.Kutztown efforts include Social Justice On Tap held at K’town Pub, Just Books, a Firefly Bookstore book club designed for teens. Artistic collaborations, such as Peace Day, which is a project with educators at Kutztown University and Kutztown Area School District also demonstrate social justice dialogue through art.