Community Initiatives

Showing all of the good, positive work that happens in our Wilkinsburg everyday.

Community Outreach & Engagement

We continuously work to improve our external communications through weekly emails, monthly newsletter pages in the Wilkinsburg Sun, press releases, and social media. Through these outlets, we work to connect people to events and information and change the negative perception of Wilkinsburg by showing all of the good, positive work that happens in our community everyday.

Good All Over

Wilkinsburg: Good All Over, is a campaign to feature positive news and happenings using the hashtag #GoodAllOver on social media. Besides the WCDC, council people, the school district, businesses, and individuals have adopted the hashtag to promote Wilkinsburg.

Good All Over has since grown into a comprehensive branding initiative. In May 2017, we installed Good All Over banners and window decals throughout our business district. We will continue building on this initiative through small business advertisements, additional window displays, merchandise, and more.

Streetscape Improvement

 The WCDC’s Streetscape Improvement program focuses on a clean and reshaped business district. Visit Wilkinsburg’s business district today, and you are likely to encounter far less litter than you might have a few years ago. We have been installing litter receptacles throughout Wilkinsburg to combat litter and present a clean, attractive business district. Over 40 litter receptacles, have been installed so far. The receptacles and street furntire were fabricated by Wilkinsburg-based company, Technique AP, were purchased with a 50 percent match from the Wilkinsburg Municipal Authority.

Public Safety

Crime prevention, safety awareness, and improved enforcement are important to Wilkinsburg’s community health.  The WCDC is working towards collaborative data and advocacy efforts to help guide public safety improvements throughout the Central Business District.

Safety Contacts – In any emergency, dial 911

Wilkinsburg Police Department – 412-244-2913
Wilkinsburg Fire Department – 412-244-2931
Wilkinsburg Code Enforcement – 412-244-2923
Wilkinsburg Department of Public Works – 412-244-2934
Wilkinsburg Borough Manager – 412-244-2906

Committee Work

We can’t do this work alone! Engaging diverse constituencies in community planning and decision-making is important to our value of inclusiveness and to the quality of life of our residents. The WCDC coordinates several committees made up of Wilkinsburg residents, stakeholders, business owners, and experts. We invite you to learn more about our committees and join in our efforts today!

Get involved in your community today.

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