Davies Partner Agencies

Each year the Davies Program partners with local Meadville Area non-profit agencies to place Davies Leaders at the agencies that best suits their desires for service. These are some of the agencies Davies Leaders have worked at.


Meadville Area Chamber of Commerce chamber
211 Chestnut Street Meadville, PA 16335

The Chamber of Commerce works on projects that address the economic, social, educational, and political well-being of the Meadville community.

One of the original community agencies partnering with the Davies Community Service Leaders program, the Chamber has hosted a Davies Leader since 2003. Work by a Davies Leader has helped the Chamber initiate steps to develop a more efficient and expedient tool to communicate with members about pressing legislative issues. Another Davies Leader organized informational seminars for Chamber members.

Karen Staudt, the supervisor of the Chamber’s Davies Leader, points out that Davies Leaders are “one step ahead…they just have something about them.”


Redevelopment Authority of the City of MeadvilleMeadville logo no background
Meadville Redevelopment Authority (RDA)
948 Water Street Meadville, PA 16335

The Redevelopment Authority plays a vital role in the Meadville community by focusing on downtown, neighborhood, and community revitalization.

The Redevelopment Authority joined the Davies Community Service Leaders program in the Summer 2007 with the launch of the “Main Street” project.

Andrew Walker (Previous Executive Director) stated: “In my opinion, many local agencies, including the Redevelopment Authority, do not suffer from the lack of creativity or ingenuity, but the lack of capacity to implement new initiatives. The Davies Community Service Leaders Program provided the Redevelopment Authority with the capacity to focus full-time on the research needed to get an active downtown revitalization program off of the ground. The dedicated effort of our Davies Service Leader shaved many months off of the time needed to prepare a competitive grant application for state funding from the Main Street Program.”



Active Aging Inc.aa logo.ai
1034 Park Avenue Meadville, PA 16335

Active Aging, Inc. is a resource for healthy senior living throughout Crawford County, PA. Active Aging sponsors a Senior Center that holds adult classes, social gatherings, volunteer opportunities, health and wellness classes, and meals. In addition to the Senior Center, Active Aging also offers in-home services, support groups, and hosts a number of community events.

One of the original community agencies partnering with the Davies Community Service Leaders program, Active Aging, Inc. has hosted a Davies Leader since 2003.


Meadville Area Recreation ComplexMARC logo
800 Thurston Road Meadville, PA 16335

The Meadville Area Recreation Center (MARC) provides a myriad of recreational opportunities to Meadville residents; including: ice arena; aquatic center; and park facilities. MARC also provides swimming lessons, public skating, and other social activities as well as access to ski trails and a skateboard park.

Mike Fisher,previous  MARC Executive Director, summarizes his experience: “great program, great community contribution, great potential.”

Other Partners

Academy Theatre

The ARC of Crawford County

City of Meadville

Center for Family Services

Crawford County Visitor’s Bureau

CC K-12 Career & Education Alliance


Crawford Heritage Community Foundation

Creating Landscapes for Families

Downtown Meadville Business Alliance

French Creek Valley Conservancy

Market House // Project ONE

Meadville Neighborhood Center

Tamarack Wildlife and Rehabilitation

United Way of Western Crawford County

Wesbury Retirement Community

Woodcock Creek Nature Center // Crawford County Conservation District

Meadville Family YMCA