Redbank Renaissance

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

Click the button below to view our organizational chart (Adobe PDF).

Organizational Chart

About, Mission, Location & Directors

newbie-sign-groupAbout Redbank Renaissance, Inc.

Pennsylvania has substantially changed the Main Street Program and the replacement program guidelines are still under development.  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 continue to work on projects for streetscape improvements, façade improvements, anchor building and downtown reinvestment grants, among others to help local businesses and the community. We are already seeing progress. Your support will be 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. 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

Name Position Contact
Sandy Mateer President / Chairperson
Chair Organization Committee
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Sandy Anderson Vice President
Co-Chair Promotion Committee
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Ty Poster Secretary/Treasurer
Chair Economic Restructuring Committee
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Terry Mateer Assistant Treasurer 814.275.1718
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Gordon Barrows Director
Co-Chair Promotion Committee
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 Eileen Conners Director
Garden Keepers Chairperson
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 Cindy Morgan  Director
Redbank Valley Historical Society Chairperson
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John C. Philips Director 814.275.2022
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Sara Seidle Chair Design Committee 814.275.9947
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Upcoming Events

12:00 pm Redbank Renaissance Board Meeting @ 209 Lafayette St. New Bethlehem
Redbank Renaissance Board Meeting @ 209 Lafayette St. New Bethlehem
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Redbank Renaissance Board Meeting at Mateer residence.
all-day Martial Arts Classes
Martial Arts Classes
Sep 20 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 or call 724-868-2771.
7:00 am Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 am
The Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at Shepherd’s Inn on Broad Street.
9:00 am Yoga Class
Yoga Class
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Every Thursday morning 9:00 to 10:00 AM New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. Call Babs at 724-525-0792. Sold in blocks of 6 classes for $36.00. Walk ins are welcome.
7:00 pm Redbank Valley Municipal Authori... @ Alltell Building at 212 Lafayette St.
Redbank Valley Municipal Authori... @ Alltell Building at 212 Lafayette St.
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Redbank Valley Municipal Authority Meeting at the Alltel Building at 212 Lafayette Street in New Bethlehem at 7 PM on the 3rd Thursday.