May 18, 2020

Allegheny County announces changes to polling places!

ATTN WILKINSBURG RESIDENTS: On May 15, Allegheny County Board of Elections announced the updated list of polling places throughout the County, which reduces municipalities to one polling place. Wilkinsburg's polling place will be at the Wilkinsburg Borough Building, 605 Ross Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221.

To stay safe AND exercise your civic duty for the June 2 Primary Election, I encourage you to vote by mail.

May 13, 2020

Mayor Garrett selected to YEO Network's Inaugural 35 Under 35 Class!

The Young Elected Officials Network 35 Under 35 List (#YEO35) recognizes passionate and impactful young elected leaders at all levels of government who have advanced progressive change, made meaningful impact on their communities, and contributed to the growth of the YEO Network and the progressive pipeline. 

Honorees were chosen from a selection committee of YEO staff, alumni, and progressive champions close to the network and were scored based on four main criteria: 1)Overall contribution as a member of the YEO Network,

2) Effectiveness in advancing progressive policy 3)Involvement in and impact on their local community and 4)Historic imprint on the seat or body in which they are elected.

April 20, 2020

At Home with Mayor Garrett!

Everybody is dealing with the COVID-19 quarantines and restrictions in different ways. While there's no single right way to cope — social distancing and staying TF home aside — connecting with friends, family, and neighbors is a good place to start. You can contact your loved ones on your own, but you might also be curious how your favorite strangers in Pittsburgh are coping, so Pittsburgh City Paper is reaching out once a day to artists, activists, workers, and makers to see how they're doing. Today, it's Marita Garrett, mayor of Wilkinsburg.

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.”

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