Friends of Midtown is a Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) nonprofit community benefit organization dedicated to the ongoing economic and cultural development of Midtown Harrisburg, the area bound by Front, Forster, Seventh, and Maclay streets.
MissionThe mission of Friends of Midtown is to engage the community through initiatives designed to spur Midtown Harrisburg’s progress as a vibrant, clean, safe, and diverse urban community.
- Strengthen the intrinsic physical structures of community by promoting a pedestrian-scaled streetscape that is safe and clean.
- Stimulate Midtown’s economic revitalization by encouraging small business growth that contributes to a more livable community and quality of life for all.
- Spark public participation through events and activities that celebrate Midtown’s diverse culture and contribute to community well-being.
Become a Member
Do you share a desire to help Midtown Harrisburg continue to grow? Why not become a member of Friends of Midtown? For only $10 per person, per year, ($15 for household, or $25 for a business) you can stay informed and support a variety of events and initiatives in Midtown Harrisburg. Membership is open to everyone, Harrisburg residents and non-residents alike.
Please see the attached application form (PDF). Please make checks payable to "Friends of Midtown" and mail your completed application and check to:
Friends of Midtown
P.O. Box 5291
Harrisburg, PA 17110-0291
Thank you for your support!
We encourage you to join Friends of Midtown today. The membership dues fund the activities of several dynamic committees that collectively work to fulfill our mission of improving Midtown.
Beautification: The Beautification Committee is focused on improving the aesthetics and livability of Midtown by organizing community cleanups, planting ornamental and functional vegetation, and promoting awareness of urban sustainability. Contact Beautification Co-Chairs Eileen Carson and Leigh Ann Urban.
Citizen Safety: The Citizen Safety Committee looks for opportunities to education Midtown residents on public safety issues and works with other community organizations to improve the safety of the community. The Committee also coordinates a Midtown Foot Patrol. Contact Citizen Safety Chair Ryan Stark.
Events: The Events Committee looks for ways to connect neighbors and showcase Midtown as a vibrant, enjoyable, and culturally diverse community by hosting social gatherings and family-friendly outings. Contact Events Co-Chairs Jamie Lemon and Leigh Ann Urban.
Business: For Midtown to be sustainable as a community, it needs a thriving business presence. The Business Committee focuses on improving the business environment and Midtown and creating mutually beneficial relationships between Friends of Midtown and businesses. Contact Business Chair Matt Caylor.
Membership: Friends of Midtown is only as strong as its members, so the Membership Committee is always looking for ways to engage new individuals and keep members involved. Contact Membership Chair Georgia Latsha.
Communications: As Friends of Midtown continues to grow, so do the needs for greater outreach. The Communications Committee maintains FOM's relationships with current and prospective members and the local media. Contact Communications Chair Eric Gemmell Wilson.