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Councilwoman Cindy Bass represents the 8th Council District in Northwest Philadelphia, which includes Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown, Nicetown, Tioga, Logan, and parts of North Philadelphia.

Councilwoman Bass is a life-long Philadelphian, having grown up in North Philadelphia, graduating from public high school, and received a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University.

As Chair of Council’s Committee on Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, Councilwoman Bass has worked to raise the profile of Philadelphia’s parks and cultural institutions while also working to keep these areas safe and desirable for all Philadelphians.

Using her background in community development at Mt. Airy, USA, and experience as Senior Policy Advisor on Urban and Domestic Policy to Congressman Chaka Fattah, Councilwoman Bass is dedicated to revitalizing the commercial corridors of the 8th District. She works tirelessly to attract businesses and create safe neighborhoods.

Bass was elected and served as a committed delegate to Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 for the Democratic National Convention. She has served in senior positions for numerous campaigns, including candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate, Mayor and City Council races.

Councilwoman Bass also serves as Vice-Chair of Council’s Committee on Licenses and Inspections and as a member of the committees on Rules, Streets and Services, Labor and Civil Service, Public Health and Human Services, Housing, Neighborhood Development and the Homeless, Technology and Information Services, Disabled and Special Needs, Ethics, and Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy.

She currently lives in Mount Airy with her husband, Scott, and their young daughter, Carson.


[Cindy is] ready to put the skills and relationships she developed? to good use on Council. She has walked the walk of neighborhood improvement in Northwest Philadelphia as a staffer at the superb Mount Airy, USA community development corporation and as a president of the East Mount Airy Neighbors. Her willingness to look anywhere and everywhere for best practices that Philadelphia could emulate would be a nice addition to an often-parochial Council.? – The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2007


The [8th] district is filled with possibilities. We believe Cindy Bass can turn those possibilities into realities many things impress us about Bass but it’s more than just her resume. Bass exudes the energy and political savvy needed to change things in the district and move it forward? it’s Bass who has the right experience, connections and drive to serve this district. – The Philadelphia Daily News, May 2007