Committees & Councils

SRI committees are the backbone of the organization. From manning our booth at SRI events to maintaining and beautifying our neighborhoods, our committee members work tirelessly to growing Sunbury and its many diverse communities. Being a part of an SRI committee offers the opportunity to network with neighbors and fellow business people while enhancing the beauty and viability of Sunbury. For more information on volunteering, call the SRI office at 570-286-7768 or contact


Albright Council

The Albright Council is dedicated to transforming the former Albright Church into a Community Arts Center. When completed, the newly-restored and modernized Albright Center will be a multi-purpose space capable of accommodating conferences, large banquets, and live performances.  Four volunteer committees advise the council towards the goal of creating regional draw and becoming an economic engine for the entire Susquehanna Valley.

Business & Economic Development Committee

The Business & Economic Development Committee is dedicated to the recruitment and retention of businesses in the City of Sunbury. The committee works with the city government, the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, Susquehanna Industrial Development Corporation, the Bucknell SBDC, the local business community, and other organizations to encourage businesses and individuals to invest, operate, and succeed in Sunbury. In November, the BED hosts an annual Business Pitch Competition.

Hill Neighborhood Council

The Hill Neighborhood Association hosts community-minded events within the Hill section of Sunbury that cultivate a strong harmonious environment where residents are proud to live, work, and play. The Hill Neighborhood Offices are located at 1180 Line St, Sunbury, PA. To learn more about the Hill’s events, click here.

Hometown Heroes Banners Committee

Since 2012, Hometown Heroes Banner Committee has helped honor area Veterans by organizing the hanging of Veteran’s banners in the streets of Sunbury. Starting in 2017, the program was extended to First Responders. To learn more about the Hometown Heroes Banners, click here.

Image Committee

The Image Committee is a subcommittee of the Business & Economic Development Committee. The committee’s mission it to enhance the image of SRI in the community and to its members from an internal to public outreach perspective – holding SRI’s mission statement as the focal point for what is projected.

Lake Augusta Wine & Brew Festival Committee

The Lake Augusta Wine & Brew Festival celebrates the best the Valley has to offer, from the fruit of the vine to the hops from the ground. Our vintners and brewers work hard to produce the best that the Susquehanna Valley has to offer, and we are proud to showcase their wares alongside regional merchandisers for a day of good times and good cheer along the beautiful Susquehanna River.

Membership Committee

Because membership is the heart of SRI, the team that comprises the Membership Committee is dedicated to connecting with our members and understanding their needs and goals. Through personal contact and networking opportunities, the Membership Committee guarantees that our members stay well-informed, well-enlightened, and well-engaged. To ensure the longevity and viability of SRI, the Membership Committee also performs the duties of the Nominating Committee.

Merchant Committee

This new Committee to SRI is gearing up for opportunities to help local businesses through events and networking opportunities. This committee is integral to the launching of Sunbury First Friday events (May through November – excluding August).

New Year’s Eve Committee

Hosting the area’s best Countdown in the Downtown is a tall order that SRI is proud to hold. From first-class entertainment to children’s activities and carriage rides to raising the award-winning Edison Bulb at midnight, our New Year’s Eve celebration is one that can’t be missed.

Movies on the River Committee

Sunbury Riverfront Park is the setting for Movies on the River – June through August. Each month we show free family movies for anyone to attend.

Sunbury Pride & Renaissance Coalition (SPARC)

The SPARC Committee was formed in 2000 to enhance the image of the City of Sunbury with ideas and projects that will benefit the City and its residents. SPARC works with the City government and other groups to make those ideas reality, with some successful projects including the Sunbury Riverfront Project, “Welcome to Sunbury” signs, the Market Street hanging flower baskets, the Cameron Park enhancement project, and the Wolverton Street enhancement project.

Sunbury River Festival Committee

The Sunbury River Festival Committee oversees the planning and implementation of the city’s largest annual event. Hosted along the Susquehanna River and Front Street, the SRF features top-grade entertainment, several hundred vendors, activities along the waterfront like boat parades and cardboard boat regatta, a car show, and so much more. The Committee kicks off the three-day event with the Valley’s Got Talent Show and ends in grand fashion with a free Saturday night After Hours Show right on the Riverfront.