Business group names new boss

Meet the new executive director of the Mayfair Business Improvement District.

Down to business: Marc Collazzo was recently named the new executive director of the Mayfair Business Improvement District. He is the former district office manager for state Rep. John Taylor.

Marc Collazzo, former district office manager for state Rep. John Taylor, is the new executive director of the Mayfair Business Improvement District.

Collazzo left Taylor’s office in July to become executive director of advancement and engagement at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford. He has already left that job and will begin at the BID office on Monday.

Sam Siegel was the Mayfair BID’s first executive director. He started in April 2016, but resigned, effective Sept. 22.

Under the BID, 300-plus commercial properties make annual payments to support its efforts. Merchants pay based on what their properties are assessed.

The BID handles marketing and events; makes improvements to lighting, signage and landscaping; works with the 15th Police District; and employs Ready, Willing and Able to sweep streets and empty trash cans three days a week.

Collazzo is a 1986 graduate of George Washington High School, and later earned a law degree from Widener University.

In 2010, he was the Republican candidate in the 170th Legislative District. He is a former Republican leader of the 58th Ward, and has been a board member for the Mayfair Community Development Corporation and St. Hubert High School.

Prior to joining Taylor’s staff in 2011, he was the policy analyst for former City Councilman Frank Rizzo. ••