MEDIA ADVISORY Parkside Business & Community in Partnership and New Jersey American Water to Host Site Visit, Present Check at Parkside’s Haddon Avenue Commercial Corridor

WHO:        The Honorable Sheila Oliver, Lieutenant Governor, State of New Jersey  
                  Victor Carstarphen, Mayor, City of Camden
                  Bridget Phifer
, CEO, Parkside Business & Community in Partnership
                  Mark McDonough, President, New Jersey American Water

WHAT:       Site Visit and Check Presentation at Parkside’s Haddon Avenue Commercial Corridor

WHEN:      Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.                                            

WHERE:    1327 Haddon Avenue, Camden, N.J.

DETAILS: Joined by Lt. Governor Oliver and Mayor Carstarphen, the Parkside Business and Community in Partnership (PBCIP) and New Jersey American Water will together host a special site visit at Parkside’s Haddon Avenue Commercial Corridor, where the first of several commercial and residential property revitalization projects in Camden is already underway. This phase of development is one of several that are part of the Parkside Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, and one that benefits from several New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ programs, including its Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) grant program. In support of the project, New Jersey American Water donated a $950,000 NRTC grant in Dec. 2020 to PBCIP. The site visit will include a ceremonial check presentation.


PBCIP was founded on the principle that its members inspire their fellow residents to find constructive ways to take back their neighborhood. Over 25 years ago, the organization evolved when a single anti-drug march led to a community wide meeting to explore long term solutions to neighborhood blight. The meeting, in turn, led to the formation of PBCIP as a 501C3 non-profit organization which for many years was run solely by volunteers from the neighborhood. Today, PBCIP has a paid team of consultants and staff with an annual operating budget of over $1 million.  PBCIP's declared mission is to build a better future for Parkside by working together with residents, local leaders and collaborative partners to elevate community health and well-being through quality housing, a thriving commercial corridor, increased healthy food access, community safety, revitalized green spaces and strengthened community ties.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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