I'm on the board of an organization called Philadelphia Committee on City Policy that dates back to 1905 and had its heyday when it gave birth to the City's political and charter reform movement in the early 1950s. Today it's still alive and kicking, but its work is solely educational, hosting monthly luncheons with civic leaders.
Our next event on November 22nd will feature Mayor Nutter talking about "Planning for the Future." It should be an interesting discussion. These luncheons are nice because there's food and it's personal and informal. I encourage you to come, chat with the Mayor, and get to know this historic organization. Here's info on the event.