Our Strategic Plan

Our six-year strategic plan seeks to achieve our shared vision for Wilkinsburg.

1 – Business District Prosperity

Key properties in the Central Business District will be renovated, occupied and used as models of redevelopment to build a positive, regional reputation.

2 – Community Vitality

Residents and business owners will be engaged in community planning and decision-making to improve quality of life for all residents.

3 – Organizational Excellence

Our Board of Directors will exemplify standards for leadership, stewardship, and governance. The WCDC vision and priorities will be integral in borough-wide initiatives through collaboration.


Read our full Strategic Plan – 2019-2025

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our work is defined by community input, fact-based solutions, and an ongoing commitment to addressing structural barriers to economic opportunity for marginalized residents. At the WCDC, we believe that that a sustainable community embraces equity and fully integrates people from all
backgrounds and races.


We will embrace and celebrate cultural differences that exist in our community.


We will acknowledge and address structural barriers to economic empowerment, particularly for people who have been marginalized.


We will welcome and engage deeply with people of all backgrounds and races to create economic opportunity and provide access, especially for marginalized residents.


We will track and publish participation and impact data to ensure we are honoring our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.