I am seeking a Legislative and Policy Outreach Intern to start this fall. The intern will assist with a wide variety of administrative tasks including drafting correspondence, managing phone calls, and responding to e-mail inquiries. Additionally, they will work on special projects and will help to plan community outreach events for constituents. The intern will also help to research and identify potential alternative funding sources for the municipality.

There is an opportunity for internship credits within a University.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and a professional reference to Councilwoman Garrett at

The Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network is the first and only national initiative to provide a network of support to the newest generation of progressive leaders at every level of elected office. The YEO Network was founded with the mission to unite and support elected leaders ages 35 and under who share a passion for building communities that reflect values of freedom, fairness, and opportunity for all.

Borough of Wilkinsburg Councilwoman, Ward One


The next Wilkinsburg Community Conversations will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm at Turner Elementary School.

Marita Garrett

Please be wary of Consignments on Centre! They were a consignment shop located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh and have closed their doors unexpectedly, leaving myself and other consignors without payment or our articles of clothing.

What is even more despicable is that she is selling our items on her online eBay store. Due to my and fellow consignors' frustrations feeling that we were scammed,  I reached out to WPXI's Brandon Hudson. You can see the interview here:

I had the great pleasure of meeting Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby at the 2015 YEO Network National Convening's Closing Reception.

For more information on the YEO Network and to see pictures from the 2015 National Convening, click

This year YEO celebrated their 10 Year Anniversary at the National Convening that took place from July 22-26 in Washington DC. It was great to be among fellow young elected officials and support one another in our endeavors to better our communities!