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The 2017 Community Development Summit has come and gone. On behalf of PCRG, thank you to all of our supporters. Whether you presented, volunteered, sponsored, or attended, you made our Summit a success. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s some of the feedback we got from attendees:

“The Summit was amazing as always.


“I appreciated the diverse perspectives of the presenters and the variety of topics.”

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“I loved the two Keynote Speakers – their message was powerful and I hope to see improvement made in the City of Pittsburgh like Chattanooga has made.”


“The opportunities for networking were fantastic and I met a number of people in the community that I have been wanted to connect with.”


Here are some of the numbers. We were able to award scholarships to 49 attendees, thanks to the generosity of our scholarship sponsors, and to some of our other sponsors, who donated extra tickets.

 Scholarship Sponsors

This year we had attendees from 14 states and 63 cities.

Map of Attendees

 Finally, save the date for next year! Our 2018 Community Development Summit will take place May 15 – 16, at the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh.

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.