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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CONNECT's Fifth Annual Friendraiser

Tuesday, October 30, 5:30-8PM

Hitchhiker Brewing Co. (in Sharpsburg!)


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Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Recent News:
October 30, 2017

The Congress of Neighboring Communities has released its 2016-2017 Annual Report. The report highlights CONNECT’s latest strategic priorities for the organization, as well as policy work CONNECT members have undertaken over the past year including infrastructure coordination, public health and the opioid epidemic, and transportation. As CONNECT’s network continues to grow stronger, its policy work advances through cross-boundary strategies in the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding municipalities. For the full CONNECT Annual Report, click here.

April 13, 2017

The University Times recently featured Kristen Maser Michaels in a new series, "Making Pitt Work." The goal of the series is to profile University staff by providing a glimpse of some of the less recognized employees whose primary business is making Pitt work. Kristen is the Executive Director of CONNECT (Congress of Neighboring Communities), but as the article conveys is probably much better known outside the University.

March 02, 2017

Kristen Maser Michaels named to theincline.com’s Who’s Next listing of the top 20 up-and-comers under age 40 among local community leaders and activists.  Michaels, 34, is executive director of the Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT). The organization works with the City of Pittsburgh and the 39 municipalities that create the urban core of Allegheny County to find ways they can work together across political boundaries.

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:


**October EC meeting has been cancelled!**


Thursday, November 15, 2018
10-11:30AM
Ross Township Municipal Center
1000 Ross Municipal Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237


No December 2018 Executive Committee Meeting – Happy Holidays!

Save the Date:

 

CONNECT Fifth Annual Friendraiser

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

5:30-8PM

Hitchhiker Brewing Co.

1500 S. Canal Street - in Sharpsburg!
Pittsburgh PA 15215


Click here to see a calendar of the remaining events and meetings for 2018!