Look for their signature gold and blue uniforms and come say hello to the SouthSide Ambassadors. Here in South Bethlehem, our Ambassadors pick up litter, remove graffiti, empty trash receptacles and remove weeds to keep the downtown clean. Safety patrols work directly with the local police to serve as a highly visible presence throughout strategic areas of the district. All of our SouthSide Ambassadors provide energetic and personal hospitality to visitors with friendly greetings, directions, recommendations and assistance.
The Ambassadors program is administered by BEDCO, managed by Block by Block, and launched in partnership with Lehigh University in 2014. Lehigh University provides most of the funding for the program and other funders include the Bethlehem RDA, CADCB, Northampton County, Sycamore Hill Farm Development, and 5th St. Capital Partners.