On March 9, 2016, I had the pleasure of attending the National League of Cities (NLC) Press Briefing at the White House. At this event, we received updates on initiatives that Obama administration are implementing to help cities and municipalities nationwide become sustainable and innovative.


A bonus was having the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Senior Advisor, Valerie Jarrett.


For more information on the National League of Cities, you can visit their website here

Mine Your Busine$$ is back!


 "Mine Your Busine$$"  is a workshop series for small businesses.


Join us for the next installment, "Power of the Inbox" featuring guest speaker, Autumn L. Edmiston, CEO of the Edmiston Group.


Join us on Wednesday, March 30 from 11:30am - 1pm to learn 5 easy steps to take to harness the power of the inbox!


Click here for more details.





A response to the March 9, 2016 shootings in Wilkinsburg


As a new day dawns and we awaken to Wilkinsburg as a top story on the national news and in headlines, Wilkinsburg Borough Council extends our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims so tragically taken in last night’s senseless events. We keep them, their neighbors and our entire community in our thoughts and pray for the recovery of those injured. We are devastated and saddened by this news, and we will not be complacent and let our homes, our streets and our neighborhoods be taken from us.


As Borough Council, we are committed to safety and the improvement of our entire community. We are so fortunate to have a diligent police department, committed emergency responders and a bevy of supporting departments and agencies who will work with us to get answers and help those affected by this horrible, inexplicable act.


From today forward, our collective efforts as a community – to embrace each other, to rally in the face of this tragedy, to unite and work to insure that events like this never happen again – may not garner headlines, but will demonstrate the strength, determination and pride that exemplifies Wilkinsburg.


Wilkinsburg Borough Council Patrick Shattuck, President

Borough of Wilkinsburg Councilwoman, Ward One

Marita Garrett

Last week, Pittsburgh Magazine highlighted Wilkinsburg, Millvale, and Allegheny Center as The Next Hot 'Hoods, or in other words, communities on the rise that the magazine predicts will be the area's most desirable in 10 years.


Glad to know people are recognizing that Wilkinsburg is #GoodAllOver!


Check out the article here!

Pittsburgh Magazine names Wilkinsburg

an "Up-and-Coming Neighborhood"