The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) brings together the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding municipalities to identify common public-policy challenges. We advocate for collective change on behalf of Allegheny County’s urban core.
Southwestern Pennsylvania is a very fragmented region; we have the country’s most local governments per capita. Immersed in the latest best practices and cutting edge research for governments, we collaborate across sectors and political boundaries in public and private partnerships to co-develop well-informed models and decision making processes built on strong relationships and trust.
We are so very sad to share the news of the passing of our friend Dave, our founding advisor, our region's biggest fan, our greatest champion at the University of Pittsburgh, and the incredible spark plug for so much of what CONNECT is today.