31 Jan

2018 is in full swing, and so is planning for the Annual Community Development Summit. Over the last few years, we have explored like Building Complete Communities, Reaching Across Boundaries, and The Power of Place, putting the focus on projects that can be implemented to improve our neighborhoods. This year, we’re taking a different approach: we’ll be celebrating the accomplishments of our members and partners across community development while looking ahead to the future.

In 2018, PCRG is celebrating our thirtieth year of working on behalf of our membership across the Greater Pittsburgh region. We’ve continually acted on our members’ demands for changes to policy so that both public and private actors work for communities, rather than against them. Over the past few years, many communities in Pittsburgh have experienced rapid change, while many more have been left out of the conversation entirely. The 2018 Summit will bring together community development from across the Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic regions to have important conversations about our collective future.

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Over the next month, our Summit Steering Committee will select sessions that fit our theme. We will be seeking nominations for our annual Community Development Awards, highlighting both organizations and individuals who have served their communities. We are still accepting sponsors and advertisers. Registration and scholarship applications will open in early March.

Interested in staying informed about our Summit? Check out our website and subscribe to our Summit newsletter for the latest news and deadlines.

Sarah Slater

Program Coordinator, Land Use at Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Having grown up in the Pittsburgh area, Sarah left to study Business Administration and International Development at Houghton College, located in rural Western NY. She is thrilled to be back in the City and is eager to work with PCRG members to foster the growth of the region. Sarah is a passionate cook and loves exploring the multitude of ethnic grocery stores and farmers' markets that Pittsburgh has to offer.