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.

Staff

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.

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