About Mosaic Community Land Trust

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Mosaic helps make Pottstown stronger by bringing people together.

Mosaic has a three-fold mission. We use the Community Land Trust model to increase numbers of housing units, improve neighborhoods, and allow low-income buyers to become homeowners. We increase a sense of community and bring fresh produce into some of the low-income and low-access neighborhoods within Pottstown through our community gardens and Community Supported Agriculture Scholarship Program. Pottstown Community Arts, a committee within Mosaic, brings arts into the lives of residents through programming of our own and in partnership with Pottstown Regional Public Library, ACLAMO, the Ricketts Center and others.

In June 2010, Mosaic’s founding members began their exploration into the structure and benefits of the Community Land Trust model as a tool for revitalization and increased homeownership. And Mosaic was born. Since that time, we have started and operate four community gardens on donated land in the borough. In 2018, Pottstown Community Arts joined Mosaic and took control of the arts and culture part of our mission.

What is a Community Land Trust?

A Community Land Trust is a nonprofit sustainable model to help revitalize and strengthen communities.


Andrew Reid, Executive Director

Andrew brings more than 30 years of community and economic development leadership experience to Mosaic, including working with economically distressed communities at the federal and regional levels, building capacity and funding critical investments.  His previous roles have encompassed activities including project and grant development, community arts infrastructure, and microenterprise and small business programs. Andrew also serves on the faculty of Temple University as an Adjunct Associate Professor, teaching Community and Economic Development. A resident of nearby Mont Clare, PA, Andrew and his wife Kathleen are the proud parents of a herd of rescue dogs and cats. In his spare time, Andrew rides the Schuylkill River Trail and competes in endurance cycling events on Pennsylvania’s gravel trails.

Craig Way, Director of Housing

Craig devotes much of his time to volunteering in the Pottstown community. He served as the Vice President of the Mosaic Board of Directors from 2017-2022. He currently serves as Secretary of Pottstown Community Action and Treasurer of Pottstown Housing Coalition. He has a B.S. in Community Development from Temple University and has an A.A.S in Surveying from Flathead Valley Community College. His interests include hiking, biking, and reading.

Janet Freedline, Community Garden Manager

Janet Freedline joined Mosaic in 2020 as the Manager of our four community gardens. She has a background in greenhouse management and has been an active member of the Pottstown Community for many years. Janet brings her expertise in plant cultivation into the gardens to share with our member gardeners, helping them discover new food to grow and nurturing them along as they care for their individual plots throughout the growing season.

Marie Haigh, Chairwoman, Pottstown Community Arts

Marie with an art piece made during one of her many free classes

Marie runs Pottstown Community Arts, the arts and culture advocacy arm of Mosaic. She co-founded the organization with Audra Ross. When her children were very little, she wanted more opportunities for her kids to make art and see their art displayed outside the home. 

Marie loves bringing art projects to organizations in Pottstown and to free events around town so that everyone has an opportunity find their inner artist. Sometimes people will make a variation of Marie’s sample art and other times, they will make something completely unique. Often the art made will be used to temporarily beautify a small area in town, like a garden, or it will be included in an international exhibit when working with global art organizations. 

As our top volunteer, Marie organizes projects and events as often as she can. When she is not dragging bags of art supplies around town, she can be found keeping her hands busy in other ways. She volunteers at Althouse Arboretum and Welkinwier monthly to do trail maintenance with a group of equally dedicated friends. She tends several beloved trees and a vegetable garden in her ever-dwindling-lawn. She is a knitwear designer and teaches a knitting class at the annual Pottstown Knit Out. She loves to cook, bake sweet treats, and try new craft projects. 

Marie lives in Pottstown with her husband, two daughters, one son, and a dog. She homeschools her children and may enjoy visiting the local museums more than they do. As a thank you to the Pottstown Regional Public Library for being such a huge and free resource to homeschooling, Marie volunteers with the Board of the Friends of the Library. 

Amanda Swanson, Executive Assistant

Amanda joined the Mosaic Community Land Trust team in 2022 as the Administrator for the entire organization. She has a BS in Business from Bloomsburg University.  Before joining the team, Amanda had been an educator for over 10 years. She is passionate about helping others.  She lives in Thorndale with her husband, two small children, and two pups. She enjoys baking, gardening, reading, and travelling in her spare time.

Meet our Board

Mosaic’s Board of Trustees is a team of people passionate about and involved in the Pottstown community.

  • Tracy Purdy, President – Owner, Three Daughters Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • Rosemary Keane – Communicatons Director, Schuylkill River Greenways
  • Ben Levy – Financial Consultant, Vanguard
  • Judith Memberg – Executive Director, Genesis Housing
  • Audra Ross – Senior Branding Specialist
  • Debra Parkins – Customer Success Manager at Iron Mountain and Mosaic Community Land Trust homeowner