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Frankford CDC undergoes several personnel changes

The Frank­ford Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Corp. is go­ing through some changes.

Board pres­id­ent Mar­ie Delany and CDC man­aging dir­ect­or Tracy O’Drain both resigned re­cently. Com­mer­cial cor­ridor man­ager Michelle Feld­man also left the neigh­bor­hood or­gan­iz­a­tion in the past few months. She now works as ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of Keep Phil­adelphia Beau­ti­ful.

Since 2006, Delany had been board pres­id­ent of the or­gan­iz­a­tion ded­ic­ated to pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing Frank­ford.

O’Drain and Feld­man ran the CDC of­fices on the 4900 block of Griscom St. With their de­par­tures, those of­fices have been closed for a few weeks, board act­ing pres­id­ent Mike O’Bri­en said May 10. 

That’s meant res­id­ents have been denied ac­cess to the com­munity com­puter lab the CDC has hos­ted for the past year. O’Bri­en said board mem­bers will meet this week to work out the de­tails of re­open­ing the com­puter lab. 

Ac­cord­ing to the on­line Frank­ford Gaz­ette, O’Drain worked at the CDC for nine years, tak­ing it from the verge of bank­ruptcy to sta­bil­ity. Feld­man, ac­cord­ing to the Gaz­ette, be­came com­mer­cial cor­ridor man­ager in 2011 and was key to bring­ing new busi­nesses to Frank­ford.

“She served as sec­ret­ary of the Frank­ford Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sion­al As­so­ci­ation and was well-known and ap­pre­ci­ated by the busi­ness com­munity,” ac­cord­ing to the Gaz­ette.

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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