Welcome Jamar Kelly

A district of possiblities

A district of possiblities

Dear GSSD Stakeholders and Germantown Community,


The board of directors for the Germantown Special Services District (GSSD) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Jamar Kelly as the new Interim Executive Director for the organization. We are excited to bring on someone with his breadth of experience in both the private and public sectors, including and most recently holding a position with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) with the State of Pennsylvania. In the position that he is leaving with the DCED, he was responsible for working with local governments and municipalities to improve their capacities in financial administration, public safety and public works, community planning, municipal management, and code enforcement as they relate to economic development.

Mr. Kelly is a Germantown native who attended public schools in the neighborhood before obtaining a Bachelors’ Degree in Political Science from West Chester University, and a Master’s Degree in Administration, specializing in Nonprofit Management from Trinity University in Washington DC.

Jamar brings with him connections in the private sector from positions in Washington DC, and from the public sector which includes managing the daily operations of a facility for behaviorally challenged youth and working as a Legislative Aid for a PA House Representative.

Jamar also brings with him experience in fundraising, media and marketing, event planning and management, and most importantly relationship building with constituents across all levels.

The GSSD would like to take a moment to thank former Executive Director David Rose for the time he spent with the organization and his work in the community in helping to establish community partnerships and with the business district. We wish him the best with his future endeavors.

We look forward to the leadership of Jamar Kelly as he serves as Interim Executive Director of the GSSD, with his vision and experience and hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the organization on October 15, 2018.



Ingrid R. Shepard

Board President

Germantown Special Services District

on behalf of the GSSD Board of Directors