City Ave Leadership Team

City Ave Leadership Team

Staff_TerryTerrence Foley

President & CEO


Meet Terry, the President and CEO of the City Ave District.  He’s the man who led the charge for approval of the game-changing new zoning ordinance passed in 2012. It is transforming the area from a crowded auto-intensive corridor to a much more pedestrian-friendly, vibrant and diverse hub of businesses, residences and entertainment.


Terry oversees all aspects of the District’s management and its programs, including recently completed $4 million streetscape and lighting projects. What’s next? Oh, just an additional $10 million in improvements to come over the next five years.



Staff_johnJohn Collins

Director of Operations & Public Safety


John, a longtime officer of the Lower Merion Township Police Department, is now our Director of Operations & Public Safety. He’s responsible for managing and directing the City Ave District’s public safety activities and physical improvements.


He currently supervises the District’s successful Community Service Representative program, which provides invaluable support to the community, decreasing crime by 60% in the past decade. It’s John’s dedication to the District that is making City Ave safer than ever before.


 John can often be found riding his bike along City Ave with the CSRs. 




Staff_aprilApril Bielinski


April is responsible for overseeing the many marketing efforts of the City Ave District.   April handles all communication resources, like our e-news, website and social media. She also runs our community events, including the Lunch & Learn series. 



When April isn’t running around our events or serving as a liaison to those living or working in the District, she’s still running; having just participated in her first half marathon recently and is a member of the South Philly runners club.  You can also find her biking in the MS: City to Shore bike race.


Got an event you’d like to bring to City Ave?  Or perhaps you have some breaking news to share. In any case, talk to April. She’ll be there for you.


You can get a hold of the City Ave team by clicking here.