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.




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March 31, 2020

Raise, raze, reclaim!

In non-COVID19 news - great feature from PublicSource on Boroughs' efforts, specifically Wilkinsburg Borough, to combat blight and what our needs are beyond demolition.

“Unfortunately a lot of those properties are beyond saving,” said Wilkinsburg Mayor Marita Garrett, who is also the president of Civically. Some 500 buildings in the borough, she estimated, are beyond repair. But the borough also needs a post-demo plan “so you don’t just have all of these vacant lots.”

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Follow Mayor Garrett's FB page for COVID-19 updates pertaining to Wilkinsburg.

March 05, 2020

Mayor Garrett featured in Post-Gazette's Trailbazer Series

The Post-Gazette takes a contemporary look at black history, as we spotlight Pittsburgh's African American trailblazers.  This feature looks at the work and efforts of Mayor Marita Garrett

February 26, 2020

Mayor Garrett featured on WESA's The Confluence

Mayor Garrett spoke with The Confluence's host Kevin Gavin to share updates on collaboration with County Police on gun violence prevention. 

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.

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!

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