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.
At our 12th Annual Legislative Session, members formally adopted the CONNECT Climate Action Plan. The Plan highlights our vulnerabilities, includes the first inventory of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from each member’s community-wide activities, establishes a feasible emissions reduction target, and outlines potential actions identified by stakeholders to achieve our emissions reduction, equity, and resilience goals.
Recordings now available! The two-day, 2021 Pre-Arrest Diversion Summit brought together community members, advocates, government officials, first responders, service providers, and other stakeholders to support them in bringing pre-arrest diversion programs to Allegheny County.
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.