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.

Save the Date for our Eighth Annual Congress
Legislative Session & Reception!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Circuit Center

5 Hot Metal St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Thank you to our sponsors!


CONNECTed Sponsor


We are still seeking additional sponsors, click here for sponsorship opportunities!

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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, February 16, 2017


Stowe Township Municipal Building

555 Broadway Ave

McKees Rocks, PA  15136


Thursday, March 16, 2017


Millvale Community Center

416 Lincoln Ave

Pittsburgh, PA  15209

**No April EC Meeting**

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Mt. Oliver Fireman's Hall

120 Brownsville Road

Pittsburgh, PA  15210

Save the Date:

Transportation Group Meeting

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Carnegie Borough Building

1 Veterans Way

Carnegie, PA  15106

Prior to this meeting, a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Proposal Development Meeting will be held (9:30-10:45AM) for the 12 municipalities identified by the Port Authority's TOD guidelines (p. 67) containing fixed guideways (bus rapid transit, light rail, and incline).

CONNECT/Utility Meetup
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
9 - 11AM
Dormont Recreation Center
1801 Dormont Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

CONNECT 8th Annual Congress
Legislative Session & Reception

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Circuit Center
5 Hot Metal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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