The eighth installment of Wilkinsburg Community Conversations took place on October 6, 2016 and focused on the Role of the Church in Our Community. Special thanks to St. James Catholic Church for their hospitality and providing space for this Conversation.


The topic provided an open and honest dialogue regarding the work of our community faith leaders and the impact they have within a community. We are fortunate to have a strong spiritual foundation that positively affects the direction our Borough is headed.


Many thanks to our speakers: 

- Pastor Janet Hellner- Burris,  Christian Church of Wilkinsburg & Chair of Sanctuary Project

- Bishop Michael W. Golphin, Sr,  Deliverance Baptist Church

- Pastor Pete Smith, Covenant Fellowship Reformed Presbyterian Church

- Omar Shaheed, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

- Father David Taylor & Josie Smith-Bryant, St. James Catholic Church

- Al Merritt & Eshonda Shaheed - Hosanna House Inc.

- Pastor Thompson - St. Mark's AME Church


Thank you to our sponsors Poise Foundation, CS McKee, & Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation




Thank You for Attending The Role of the Church in Our Community !!!

Marita Garrett

SAVE THE DATE: Local Government Week in Wilkinsburg!

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Join Me and CORO for the Women in Leadership, 2016-2017 Cohort!

Learn more about FSW updates and how we need your help, by visiting our new website!​


Share the news that we're #BetterAllOver!!

Wilkinsburg has been designated as a Banner Community by the Allegheny League of Municipalities  for the past 2 years. As a part of that designation, we will hold a Local Government Week from Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4. 


Activities will include an Open House of the Borough Building, Police & Fire Department, Q&A with Council and the Mayor, pizza party, and more! Stay tuned for more information!


You can visit the Borough of Wilkinsburg's official website here for more updates! 

Borough of Wilkinsburg Councilwoman

Coro Pittsburgh is accepting applications for their next Women In Leadership cohort!

Applications are due November 1st and the program starts on November 15th!

I'm honored and excited to serve as the program trainer for this cohort! It's obvious that I'm passionate about women in leadership roles AND even moreso, empowering women with the tools and resources needed to create more seats at the table!

You can also nominate a woman of your choice by October 24!

Join me and Coro, as I know this will be a great program for all! You can apply here!