Redbank Renaissance

209 Lafayette Street
New Bethlehem, PA. 16242
Phone: (814) 275-1718
[email protected]
www.RedbankRen.org
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Organizational Chart

About, Mission, Location & Directors

newbie-sign-groupAbout Redbank Renaissance, Inc.

Redbank Renaissance was formed as a charitable revitalization organization in 2007 following the main street program structure and guidelines. We hope to take advantage of some alternative funding programs if we can raise more in matching funds.  We continue to strive for regional cooperation to benefit the entire Redbank Valley Area and to improve our chances of obtaining state funding.  We work on projects for streetscape improvements, façade improvements, anchor building and downtown reinvestment grants, annual community clean ups, trail and tourism promotion including the Towns and Trails Regional Initiative with towns along the Armstrong and Redbank Valley Trails, among other efforts to help local businesses and the community. We are seeing progress. Your support is appreciated!

memorial-benchesOur Mission Statement

The mission of Redbank Renaissance is to direct a revitalization program, using our assets – Redbank Creek, picturesque landscape, Route 28/66 corridor and central tri-county location to energize new and existing businesses and restaurants,  add retail, improve infrastructure, create jobs and reinstate New Bethlehem and the Redbank Valley  as an economic, cultural and recreational center that will create an even more attractive and wholesome place to raise a family, work and retire.

Our Vision Statement

newbie-parkletNew Bethlehem and the Redbank Valley area have a history and spirit of survival. This spirit runs deep in every individual, family, business and municipality. Redbank Renaissance has a vision that will capitalize on that spirit and history. We will form partnerships and collaboratives with area universities, businesses and community groups to promote the revitalization, growth and future of the area. This process will require improvement of infrastructure, continued improvement of buildings and streetscape,  strengthening of existing businesses while encouraging the creation of new businesses, jobs and retail shops to sustain a strong economic climate. Redbank Renaissance will capitalize on the assets of the region,  its wholesome environment, nature’s beauty, and transit on the Route 28/66 corridor, by utilizing recreational interests, commerce and tourism to maintain and energize  the revitalization of the Redbank Valley area.

newbie-damOur Area / Where Are We?

The Redbank Valley area is located about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Redbank Valley has a central tri-county location, about 20 miles from each of the county courthouses and hospitals of Clarion, Brookville in Jefferson County and Kittanning in Armstrong County. The downtown New Bethlehem area lies at the intersection of State Routes 28 and 66, with easy access to Interstate 80 via exits 64 and 78. The Redbank Valley offers business opportunities, great schools (Redbank Valley School District) and affordable housing.

It encompasses the communities of:

  • New Bethlehem
  • South Bethlehem
  • Cottage Hill
  • Fairmount City
  • Alcola
  • Oak Ridge
  • Hawthorn
  • Redbank Township (Clarion and Armstrong Counties)
  • Mahoning Township
  • Porter Township
  • Madison Township

Below are a couple of maps of the area to put it all in perspective.

Meet the Redbank Renaissance – Board of Directors.
Board of Directors - Redbank Renaissance - New Bethlehem PA

NamePositionContact
Sandy MateerPresident / Chairperson
Chair Organization Committee
814.275.1718
[email protected]
Gordon BarrowsVice President
Chair Promotion Committee
814.275.6714
[email protected]
Ty PosterSecretary/Treasurer
Chair Economic Restructuring Committee
814.275.3421
[email protected]
Terry MateerAssistant Treasurer814.275.1718
[email protected]
 Eileen ConnersDirector
Garden Keepers Chairperson
814.229.1812
[email protected]
 Cindy Morgan Director
Redbank Valley Historical Society Chairperson
 814.365.5023
[email protected]
John C. PhilipsDirector814.275.2022
[email protected]
Sara SeidleChair Design Committee814.275.9947
[email protected]
   
   

Please see our Facebook Page and the Historical Society/News page on this website and its Facebook for more information.

Upcoming Events

Dec
5
Thu
all-day Martial Arts Classes
Martial Arts Classes
Dec 5 all-day
A variety of classes are offered by the American Karate Academy at the First Baptist Church in Distant including martial arts classes on Thursday evenings. See www.winterhawk.info or call 724-868-2771.
Dec
9
Mon
12:00 am Martial Arts Classes
Martial Arts Classes
Dec 9 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Martial arts classes are offered by the American Karate Academy at First Baptist Church in Distant on Monday Evenings. See www.winterhawk.info or call 724-868-2771.
3:30 pm Porter Township Supervisors Meeting @ 9485 Curllsville Road
Porter Township Supervisors Meeting @ 9485 Curllsville Road
Dec 9 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Porter Township Supervisors Meeting will be held on the second Monday at 3:30 PM at the township building at 9485 Curllsville Rd., New Bethlehem unless the day falls on a holiday. Keli Dubia, Secretary
Dec
10
Tue
12:00 am Redbank Township, Armstrong Co. ...
Redbank Township, Armstrong Co. ...
Dec 10 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Redbank Township Armstrong County Supervisors Meeting, on the second Tuesday. Wendy Edmonds, Secretary/Treasurer, 814-365-5266.