The City of Titusville, PA has been awarded the opportunity for placemaking services through the Rural Rocks contest sponsored by the Northwestern Rural Electric Cooperative Association.


Creative Placemaking is a people-centered approach to building strong, vibrant communities. It helps communities achieve economic development and population growth through cultural and entrepreneurial amenities, concepts, and catalytic projects.

What Kind of Work will Atlas be doing?

Titusville, PA is a city on the rise. Working alongside local and regional leaders including Titusville Renaissance, Inc., a volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization committed to the enhancement of the greater Titusville community, Atlas Community Studios will help define a new vision for the city using a people-centered approach to community development.

As a result of our four-step process, Atlas Community Studios will help Titusville, PA with:

  • Downtown Revitalization: Creating a catalytic project
  • Housing Action Plan
  • Public Art
  • Branding + Marketing

*A section of this scope may be changed or modified based on community-specific needs.


What’s unique about Titusville? What’s missing? Join us as we dream big and create a vision for the future of our community by participating in a brief survey. Your input and ideas are crucial to the success of the placemaking process.

The survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation.


Sept 1st, 6-7 pm EST – Public Visioning Session prior to City Council Meeting

Thank you for your participation!


Libby Crimmings

Libby Crimmings


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Kate Greene

Redevelopment Director

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Project Leads

Leah Carter, President, Titusville Renaissance Inc.

Sara Jones, Titusville Renaissance Inc. Board Member, City Council Member,


Interested in following this process or getting involved? Sign up below.

If you have trouble viewing the form below, you can fill it out here: Titusville Placemaking Contact Form


Titusville Renaissance Awarded Placemaking Services – The Titusville Herald, August 5th, 2020


Thank you to the following people for volunteering your time and efforts in this process!

Name Organization
Leah Carter President, Titusville Renaissance Inc.
Sara Jones Board Member, Titusville Renaissance Inc.
Emily Altomare Marketing & Tourism Director, Oil Region Alliance
Sarah Miller Executive Director, Titusville Council on the Arts
Neil Fratus City Manager, City of Titusville
Denny Peden Mayor, City of Titusville
Ross Ruot Owner, Stonehouse Jack
Raeann Rauch Owner, Tranquil Moments Massage and Board Member, Titusville Chamber of Commerce
Bob Joyce President, Titusville Iron Works
Zach Norwood Executive Director, Crawford County Planning Commission
Luke Ruot Owner, Lightning Strike Productions
Nancy Funk Educator, TASD (retired)