The next meeting of QVCOG is September 20, 2017 at Emsworth Borough at 7:30 PM. Click here for the Agenda
Sealed bids will be received by the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (hereafter referred to as the "QVCOG"), Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, for the following Community Development Block Grant Year 42 and 43 projects:
Quaker Valley Council of Governments is hosting its Annual Dinner on Wednesday October 18, 2017, at 7 PM at Cafe Notte, 8306 Ohio River Blvd, Emsworth, PA 15202. Donald K. Carter, the David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will make the Keynote Address. In addition, Quaker Valley Council of Government will recognize the public service of elected and appointed officials in its region and conduct a special fundraiser for a donation for disaster relief to the Houston-Galveston Area Council. The event is open to all members of the community; $50. Contact Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director, regarding sponsorship opportunities. Click here to register.
Quaker Valley Council of Governments Annual Dinner
October 18, 2017
7 PM (6 PM Hospitality)
8070 Ohio River Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
1 drink ticket; cash bar
Chicken Marsala or Beef Bourguigon
Au Gratin Potatoes | Steamed Green Beans
Dessert | Coffee or Tea
Keynote Speaker: Donald K. Carter, Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Public Service Recognitions
Special 50 /50 raffle benefiting disaster relief program of Houston-Galveston Area Council
The Quaker Valley Council of Governments will host its annual dinner on October 18, 2017 at Café Notte, 8070 Ohio River Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 at 7 PM.
The event will feature Keynote Speaker Don Carter of the Remaking Cities in Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Public Service Recognitions and Awards. Guests will socialize and network at the Hospitality Hour preceding dinner, at 6 PM. An Event Program presenting the line-up for the evening, information about each member municipality, QVCOG programs and advertisements will serve to commemorate the event.
We invite sponsors for the Annual Dinner. Levels of Sponsorship are presented on the order form. To become a sponsor, please complete the order form and provide advertisement per the listed specifications by October 10, 2017. Event sponsors will be recognized in the program, on signage at the event and on the QVCOG website.
If you have purchased a sponsorship, you may upload the Ad Files here.
In advance, thank you for supporting the Quaker Valley Council of Governments.
Chemical products found in the home or garage such as paint, pesticides, cleaners, antifreeze, motor oil, other auto solvents, and small Freon appliances. Schedule drop-off by appointment by calling 866-815-0016
Electronics: TVs (one per car) computers, laptops
monitors, CPU towers, printers, keyboards, speakers, mice, peripherals, hard drives, cables.
Avalon Community Park, 708 New Brighton Road, Pittsburgh PA 15202. Map
9 AM - 1 PM
Quaker Valley COG will be exhibiting on September 9, 2017 at the Sewickley Harvest Festival from 10 to AM to 5 PM as part of the QVCOG clean water initiative. Stop by to learn what we can all do to assure clean streams and rivers and to be entered into a drawing for a Rain Barrel!
Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) and its member municipalities have established a clean water initiative with the intent to inform and improve our waterways through the outreach and education of our citizens. This partnership based approach has many advantages. It improves access to resources and increases the effectiveness & efficiency and public influence of the educational campaign.
The members of the QVCOG work in conjunction with each other to educate citizens about how our behaviors impacts waterways. Have a concern or complaint about pollution or stormwater in one of our member communities? Use this form to file a complaint and QVCOG will get it to the proper authorities.
The Quaker Valley Council of Government (QVCOG) Board of Directors has recommended that the members of the QVCOG adopt Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Tax Rebate programs pursuant to Commonwealth of PA Act 172 of 2016. The Act allows for municipalities to voluntarily exercise the option to form such a program and to structure the rebate program.
QVCOG convened the Managers & Secretaries Committee to craft a set of recommendations. Additionally, the Fire Chiefs of area departments were consulted in a roundtable discussion on July 10, 2017. The recommendation is based upon research conducted by the committee, the input of the the chiefs, and tax administration consideration. The complete recommendation is found here.
Municipalities must adopt this rebate program before the end of 2017 for it to apply to 2017 taxes. The recommendation is not legal advice. QVCOG members should consult their solicitors.
Candidates Night at Quaker Valley Council of Governments
September 20, 2017 6:30 PM
Emsworth Borough Building
171 Center Avenue, Emsworth PA, 15202
All candidates for local office in the November 7, 2017 election are invited to Candidates Night at Quaker Valley Council of Governments. Join us at this free event to learn about Quaker Valley Council of Governments, intergovernmental cooperation, and the opportunities to improve outcomes, save costs, and serve the public through multi-municipal efforts. Useful candidate information will also be available including election and filing information, powers and duties of local officials, and after-election training.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) is preparing CDBG Year 44 pre-applications. Public improvement projects, ADA accessibility, water and sewer, playgrounds, parks, road improvements, facilities improvements and other projects are potentially eligible. Blight remediation demolitions are eligible with certain conditions being met. To discuss potential projects, contact Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director at 412.766.7460. Complete the pre-application by September 8, 2017 via this QVCOG form.
The Allegheny County Economic Development guidance on CD 44 applications: cd44-2018pre-application.pdf
The next meeting of QVCOG is July 19, 2017 at Aleppo Township Click here for the Agenda