The North Central Special Services District’s actions and initiatives are led by a board of directors and funded by founding sponsor Temple University. The nine-member board comprises individuals familiar with and invested in the prosperity of the district community. Five of the seats are held by North Philadelphia residents and four are held by Temple University representatives with expertise in safety, community relations, student behavior and facilities.

The board members’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives enable them to collaboratively advance the mission of the North Central Special Services District. Their experience encompasses more than three decades of public safety, two decades of leadership in higher education and over two decades of community engagement including work in the local elementary schools. 

The executive director oversees the management of the district operations and reports directly to the board. Several members of the district’s board will advise Temple University’s Board of Trustees committee on community relations. This committee also includes representation from the West Side Neighbors, Yorktown and the Diamond Street Corridor.

The members of the North Central Special Services District.
Board members: (back row, left to right) Andrea Swan, Valerie Harrison, Milton Pollard, Charlotte Savage, Kenny Turner; (seated) Joan Briley, Estelle Wilson, Kay Thompson, Capt. Eileen Bradley
2019 North Central Special Services District Board Members
Joan Briley (President)Community Representative1500 block of Norris Street
Milton Pollard (Chaplain)Community Representative1800 block of Bouvier Street
Charlotte SavageCommunity Representative1500 block of Page Street
Kay Thompson (Treasurer)Community Representative2200 block of N. Carlisle Street
Estelle Wilson (Vice President)Community Representative2000 block of N. 15th Street
Captain Eileen BradleyCampus Safety
Valerie Harrison (Secretary)Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance, Temple
Andrea SwanCarver High School parent, Temple University Community
Kenny TurnerNorth Philadelphia resident, Temple

Tara Miller, the district’s executive director, oversees the management of district operations and reports directly to the board.