Marita Garrett

Over the past 3 months, Marlee Gallagher, Kristen Maser Michaels, Mary Sickles, and myself have been meeting to figure out the best way to bring a free store to Wilkinsburg. It is truly awesome how everything has come together and the generosity of you all wanting to help, donate, and spread the word!

If you haven't already, please like the Free Store Wilkinsburg page to stay updated. Also, mark your calendars for Saturday, December 5 from 11am-3pm for the Pop-Up Grand Opening at 619 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221.

View more pictures from the last Community Conversations here 


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

Borough of Wilkinsburg Councilwoman, Ward One

Photo cred: Timothy Cox

Shot at Senator John Heinz History Center

Many thanks to Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP for selecting me into the 2015 class of 40 Under 40 Honorees!

I am truly humbled by this honor and in great company with my fellow 30 other honorees.

Honorees are chosen on the scope and basis of professional and personal accomplishments as well as their commitment to and overall impact on the Pittsburgh region. 

You read the article on Pittsburgh Magazine's site  here!