Community Conversations is an initiative to connect and empower residents in improving our Wilkinsburg neighborhoods. Public events are held quarterly.


One of my targets as a councilperson and resident of the Borough is to increase civic engagement. It is vital that residents stay updated and get involved in the legislative process to guarantee their voices are being heard. That is a primary reason why I initiated the Wilkinsburg Community Conversations in September 2014.

Events are held quarterly.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT ... March 29, 2017

In today’s political climate, knowing your constitutional rights  and resistance training is essential. Learn the facts from agencies at the forefront in the struggle to defend our rights.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30p - 8:pm  FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Doors open at 6pm for food & conversations
appetizers and beverages provided

Hosanna House
807 Wallace Street

Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Role of the Church in Our Community, October 6, 2016

Has the church become a Super Center? How do churches handle the numerous situations that arise in the congregation. What are the faith-based solutions, counsels and/or resources for each and every problem?

Summer in the 'Burg, June 29, 2016

Events, Entertainment, and Education that's happening Summer 2016 in Wilkinsburg.

Summer Safety ... tips from the Police Department

Spotlight on Blight, February 11, 2016

Wilkinsburg is currently in the midst of a Renaissance that is gradually shaping our community to become a destination. With additional events and positive press related to the 2016 Vacant Home Tour, County Funding for Blighted Property Demolitions, and Main Street Designation…all eyes are on Wilkinsburg.

Update: Wilkinsburg Train Station Restoration Project is beginning 2017. Expected completion date late 2018

The ABCs to Educational Youth Opportunities, September 30, 2015

An educational partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools was on the horizon, the state of the Wilkinsburg School District had been a topic of much discussion. This installment of Community Conversations looked at the available programs and resources for the youth of the Borough. We are a community dedicated to the success of our children.

Arts, Community, and Culture, June 25, 2015

Explore and discuss the initiatives that are occurring in Wilkinsburg to increase the presence of the arts (media, visual, performing) and enhance the culture to make our community truly inclusive and a destination place for all to enjoy.

Economic Development through Entrepreneurship, March 25, 2015

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of our community; they aid in community development, social change, and revenue. 

Successful business owners will provide insight to their motivation for starting a business. As well as, community organizations' representatives to provide community updates and financing resources.

Building Better Communities through Code Enforcement, Nov. 20, 2014

Building upon the success of the first Community Conversations, the most requested topic was code enforcement.

Know Your Local Government, September 24, 2014

While campaigning in 2013, I realized a disconnect between government and the community. As a newly elected councilwoman in 2014, I sought to bridge if not eliminate the disconnect. I launch the first Wilkinsburg Community Conversations in September 2014.

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