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To find out more information about CONNECT, please contact:

Kathy Risko
Executive Director

Dr. David Y. Miller
Founding Advisor

CONNECT, Congress of Neighboring Communities
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh
3621 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260



CONNECT's Sixth Annual Congress is Coming Up!

CONNECT's Sixth Annual Legislative Session & Reception is coming up! Plan to join us  to celebrate our accomplishments and plan for the future.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
The Circuit Center
5 Hot Metal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

RSVP to by March 12, 2015.

CONNECT Friendraiser

CONNECT is having a party! Please join us from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 8  for the CONNECT's first-ever fundraiser, an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and friends at Pittsburgh’s craft distillery Wigle Whiskey in the strip district!

Sewer Regionalization Implementation Project

CONNECT and 3 Rivers Wet Weather
May 12, 2014

CONNECT and 3 Rivers Wet Weather released the initial update to the Sewer Regionalization Implementation Project. To read more about what the project means for CONNECT municipalities and how important it is for the region click

Switching on: Installing LED streetlights to save Pennsylvania taxpayers money

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 25, 2014

LED streetlights are coming to the region. Read more about the CONNECT's advocacy and other efforts to bring this cost-saving technology to our streets.

Group promoting cooperation between Pittsburgh, neighboring towns wants to keep Aspinwall in loop

Aspinwall Herald
March 19, 2014

CONNECT Policy and Project Manager Jim Price recently visited Aspinwall to update officials on CONNECT's latest initiatives. Check out the coverage of his visit in the Aspinwall Herald.

Paramedic Program Aims to Cut ER Visits

CONNECT's Community Paramedic Program was featured in the September 5 edition of the Post-Gazette! Check out the article to find out more about how the program will provide care to patients in their homes while reducing the number of unnecessary ER visits. We are excited to launch the program this month.

United Way "Be There" Campaign Takes Aim at School Attendance

Learn more about United Way's "Be There" campaign in this recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. CONNECT is a partner in this recenlty-launched effort to increase school attendance in the region.

CONNECT on Our Region's Business


Check out CONNECT Executive Director Kathy Risko on Our Region's Business Discussing the CONNECT Community Paramedic Program.

Ross CONNECT Representatives Featured in Tribune-Review


The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review featured an article about two CONNECT representatives from Ross Township, Doug Sample and Dan DeMarco.

CONNECT Announces Major Paramedic Partnership


CONNECT, in partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, UPMC, the Allegheny County EMS Council, and the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania Inc. is proud to announce the development of a pilot program that brings preventative, in-home care to residents suffering with chronic health conditions in our region. To learn more, read CONNECT's press release.

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Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260