Southwest CDC created the Southwest Pride Day Parade and Festival in 1998. District Attorney Lynn Abraham, Mayor Edward Rendell, Councilwomen Anna Verna and Jannie Blackwell and State Representative James Roebuck walk along Southwest CDC Board Members Oscar Harris, Carl Forcillo and Margaret Williams at the first parade, now an annual event.

Board and Leadership

Leadership

Donna M. Henry

Executive Director

Lorraine Thomas

Operations Manager

Board

Paul Moore

Chair

Sheila Johnson

Vice Chair

Jackie Cormican

Treasurer

Phill Hughes

Secretary

Greg Benjamin

Member

Rita Carr

Member

Lew Friedrich

Member

Vincent Jackson

Member

Rev. John Jallah

Member

Cleo Jones

Member

Allavertta Kirkland

Member

Samuel Kolleh

Member

Greg McKinley

Member

Paulette Royster

Member

Malina Williams

Member