As Mayor, I am focused on developing our small businesses, strengthening our community initiatives, and helping our young people reach their fullest potential. I will partner with you for a better and stronger Wilkinsburg.

We have to lift each other up because at the end of the day, we either rise together, or we won't rise at all.

MAYOR

MARITA GARRETT

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November 18, 2019

Mayor Garrett kicks off Keystone Edge's new series, The Select Few

Keystone Edge is spotlighting the state’s mayors, passionate Pennsylvanians who preside over everywhere from small towns to hip suburbs to thriving cities. First up is Mayor Marita Garrett of Wilkinsburg, PA, a borough of 15,000 people just seven miles outside of Pittsburgh that’s fighting its way back after decades of decline.

November 04, 2019

ATTENTION: WILKINSBURG VOTERS!

To use the polling place locator website - you have to select "PITTSBURGH". This is extremely confusing and I have called the County Board of Elections multiple times to get this changed! You can join me in calling them again at (412) 350-4500 and VOTES PA at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772!

Please share as we know EVERY VOTE COUNTS and do not need to create obstacles to voting!

September 05, 2019

Mayor Garrett explains why #ItsGoodToGive

Mayor Garrett chats with Natalie Bencivenga of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about Civically, Inc., the Hunter Building Project, and that community development can occur from WITHIN a community!

April 29, 2019

NEXTPittsburgh interviews Mayor Garrett about the Hunter Building!

Revitalizing Wilkinsburg’s business district has been one of Garrett’s goals ever since she was a local entrepreneur and member of the borough council. In addition to her political role, Garrett is also the president and founder of Civically, a Wilkinsburg-based nonprofit focused on community development. On April 25, Civically announced they had purchased the historic Hunter Building on Penn Avenue.

The top floors of the Hunter Building will include a mix of office and community space, says Garrett, who adds that her organization is already in talks with several foundations and at least one engineering firm about renting the space, though she declined to name specifics.

The purchase was made possible by a Keystone Communities Award of $350,000 from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Mayor Garrett estimates that the entire renovation will cost $9.8 million over the next several years.

February 19, 2019

Black Female Mayors Taking the Lead!

Read and learn about the 5 Black women Mayors in Western PA featuring Mayor Garrett - and how they are changing the face of politics!

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