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.

Thank you to our Fourth Annual Friendraiser Attendees!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

East End Brewing Company

 

A great time was had by all! Visit our event page for more event updates and photos!



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Thank you to all our attendees!

Complete Streets Workshop

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hosanna House, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

 

Complete Streets is a simple idea: streets and sidewalks should be accessible to all residents, regardless of their age or how they get around. Visit our event page (link above) to see what attendees learned about this policy at our Workshop!

 

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!


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:


-No December Executive Committee Meeting. Happy Holidays!-


Thursday, January 18, 2018
10-11:45AM
The Edgewood Club
One Pennwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1627

Thursday, February 15, 2018
10-11:45AM
Baldwin Township
10 Community Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Thursday, March 15, 2018
10-11:45AM
Carnegie Borough Building
1 Veterans Way
Carnegie, PA 15106

- No Executive Committee Meeting - See you at Congress! -

Thursday, May 17, 2018
10-11:45AM
Location TBD.

Save the Date:


Ninth Annual Legislative Session & Reception
Thursday, April 19, 2018
4-7PM
Location TBD.


Click here for a full schedule of 2017/2018 CONNECT meetings and events.