Our Mission

The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) brings together the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding municipalities to identify common public policy challenges and advocates for collective change on behalf of Allegheny County’s urban core.

Our effectiveness comes from engaged municipalities who are: tackling the community’s most pressing policy issues, building strong relationships with partners and stakeholders, and advocating for public policy change.

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                      Check out CONNECT's 2015/2016 Annual Report!

Recent News:
October 31, 2016

In late August, community representatives and partners from the Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) assembled together for its Health Working Group Meeting to discuss and assess the role that local governments can play in combatting the opioid/heroin crisis in our region. CONNECT hosted the meeting with representatives from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and its partners from the Emergency Medical Services field who helped CONNECT launch the CONNECT Community Paramedic Program (Click here, to  learn more about the program and its Founder and Project Manager, Dan Swayze).

October 20, 2016

The Congress of Neighboring Communities has released its 2015-2016 Annual Report.  The report highlights the policy work CONNECT members have undertaken over the past year including sewer regionalization, infrastructure coordination, blight, and emergency medical services. As CONNECT’s network continues to grow stronger, its policy work advances through cross-boundary strategies in the city and surrounding municipalities.

Upcoming Events

CONNECT Executive Committee Meetings:

Thursday, January 19th, 2017, 10AM

Ross Township Borough Building

1000 Ross Municipal Drive

Pittsburgh, PA  15237

Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 10AM

Stowe Township Municipal Building

555 Broadway Ave

McKees Rocks, PA  15136


Thursday, March 16th, 2017, 10AM

Millvale Community Center

416 Lincoln Ave

Pittsburgh, PA  15209

**No April EC Meeting**

Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 10AM

Mt. Oliver Fireman's Hall

120 Brownsville Road

Pittsburgh, PA  15210

Save the Date:

CONNECT 8th Annual Congress

Legislative Session & Reception
Thursday, April 20th 


Circuit Center

5 Hot Metal Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15203

Click here for the full CONNECT calendar (.pdf).