UCD Founders

University City District launched in 1997, as dedicated residents, institutions and businesses came together to help improve their community. As we look back over the past twenty years, we could think of no one more well-suited to reflecting on the neighborhood's transformation than those who were most involved in creating UCD. In this short video, hear from five of the founding members of University City District's Board of Directors on why the organization started, why they became involved, and how they've seen the neighborhood grow and change since UCD's formation.

Featured in the video:

  • Maureen Rush, VP of Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Barry Grossbach, Community Representative for Spruce Hill Community Association
  • Lindsay Johnston, President of Common Ground Realtors
  • Joseph Trainor, Chief Financial Officer at The Wistar Institute
  • David Adelman, President and CEO of Campus Apartments