Below you will find the 2021 Annual Dinner event program. All attendees at the event will receive a physical program. The QVCOG would like to thank all municipal staff and elected officials who helped put the program together. Additionally, the COG would like to thank this year's 15 financial sponsors. Without our sponsors the event would not be possible. To see the full roster of 2021 sponsors please visit here.
The Quaker Valley Council of Governments is proud to announce that the 2021 Annual Dinner will be returning with in-person attendance. The event will take place on October 20, 2021 at the Edgeworth Club (511 East Drive). Hospitality Hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the Dinner commencing at 7:00 p.m. Available details concerning the event can be found below. Registration and sponsorship forms can be found below. For any questions concerning the event please contact Executive Director Patrick Conners via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 412-766-7458.
Salad with choice of dressing
Prime Rib served
with Au Jus & Horseradish
and/or Chicken Romano
with White Wine Lemon
Tortellini with Tomato
Starch & Vegetable
Garlic Whipped Mashed Potatoes
& Asparagus with Lemon
Dessert will be served at the conclusion of dinner with the choice of coffee or tea.
State Senator Devlin Robinson (PA-37) & State Representative Anita Kulik (PA-45) will serve as the Dinner's Keynote Speakers.
Special Charitable Collection
Two separate charitable raffles will be taking place with all collected proceeds going to 412 Food Rescue. Representatives from 412 Food Rescue will be in attendance to speak regarding the goals and efforts of their organization. More information about 412 Food Rescue can be found here.
50/50 Raffle (cash)
Raffle for 4 Pittsburgh Penguins tickets donated by the Robinson Pipe Cleaning Company for the October 26, 2021 matchup against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
During the Annual Dinner the QVCOG will recognize an individual(s) or business who has served a community within the QVCOG in an exemplary fashion during the last 18 months. Nominations are being accepted for this recognition through October 8th. You may submit a recommendation along with a brief background of the nominee via email to email@example.com. Don't be afraid to think outside of the box!
The QVCOG has been given permission by the Edgeworth Club and Sewickley Academy to allow patrons to park at the Sewickley Academy Parking Lot (directly across from Beaver Road). An illustration has been provided below.
The cost of the event and dinner will be $75 per person and will include one drink ticket. Please note that a cash bar will be available at the event. Patrons may register here, or may do so by completing the form below. Registration and payment is due by October 13, 2021. Payment by check should be made payable to Quaker Valley Council of Governments - 343 Eicher Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Payment is also accepted through PayPal (see QR Code).
We invite sponsors for the Annual Dinner. Levels of Sponsorship are presented in the PDF form below. To become a sponsor, please visit the online registration link here or complete the PDF form below and send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 13, 2021. Event sponsors will be recognized in the Annual Dinner Program, on signage at the event and on the QVCOG’s website. Donations may be made by check made payable to Quaker Valley Council of Governments, 343 Eicher Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (*due by October 13, 2021) or via PayPal (see QR code above). In advance, we thank you for supporting the Quaker Valley Council of Governments.
In order to provide members of the Board of Directors and the Public with multiple methods of participation, the September 15, 2021 Board of Directors Regular Meeting will occur in-person at the Emsworth Borough Building - 171 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 and will be simulcast over Zoom. The Zoom meeting invite link can be found below:
September 15 - Emsworth Borough Building - 171 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 - 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85879390504?pwd=dU00MXZWblNXUWl5K0RROEhXMzNmdz09
During the August 18, 2021 Regular Board of Directors Meeting the QCVOG's appointed Audit Firm, Case Sabatini, will be presenting a brief presentation summarizing the annual audit for Fiscal Year 2019. The Board of Directors is anticipated to approve the 2019 Audit as presented below. Interested parties may attend the August 18th Board meeting in-person or over Zoom.
August 18, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Aleppo Township Municipal Building - 100 North Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86822624913?pwd=d1dPeFdQZUhWcTduS25oeFFKc08wZz09
In order to provide members of the Board of Directors and the Public with multiple methods of participation, the August 18, 2021 Board of Directors Regular Meeting will occur in-person at the Aleppo Township Municipal Building - 100 North Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 and will be simulcast over Zoom. The Zoom meeting invite link can be found below:
A recording of the proceedings will follow on the QVCOG Board of Director's webpage.
Over the past 20 years, there has been a significant reduction in human and pet exposures to the rabies virus throughout Allegheny County. This is largely due to the efforts of the rabies vaccination program for wild raccoons, spearheaded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (USDA), in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). This year, employees and volunteers from both organizations will be distributing vaccine-containing baits from July 29th through September 15th across Allegheny County.
The baits will be being delivered both by hand from ground vehicles and by aircraft, including helicopter and fixed wing airplanes. The aircraft will be flying low over residential areas and at times, residents may see aircraft moving slowly over the same area repeatedly within a short period of time. As this could be alarming if the residents are unaware of what is happening, ACHD is asking that municipalities to join in getting the word out about the baiting and when it will be happening in an effort to minimize public worries/complaints. Hand baiting will occur from August 2nd through August 10th.
Please see the flyers below for images of what the baits look like. There are three different vaccines you could see- a vaccine packet inside a fishmeal block, a packet coated in fishmeal, or a packet coated in vanilla, all of which are very tasty to raccoons. The scent attracts the raccoons who consume the bait and vaccine, resulting in the development of antibodies to the rabies virus.
The risk of adverse effects to humans and animals due to exposure to the vaccine is minimal, but ACHD urges the public to avoid contact with the bait if possible. If a stray bait must be moved, it should be picked up using rubber or latex gloves or a shovel. ACHD is also asking the public to keep their dogs on a leash, indoors, or confined to their property as much as possible during baiting and the week after.
In years past, ACHD has specifically had problems with off-leash dogs consuming the baits in parks. Parks are common raccoon habitats and are therefore important areas to bait. This interferes with their intended purpose and concerns and upsets citizens. A sign informing the public of this information that can be posted in parks can be found at: www.achd.net/raccoon.
ACHD is requesting that municipalities assist in publicizing the baiting effort within municipal newsletters, publications, and on social media with the educational materials attached below and found here: www.achd.net/raccoon. ACHD also requests that municipalities inform their Emergency Management Coordinator(s).
For further information, or for more physical copies of the printed materials, please contact Jamie Sokol, ACHD Rabies Baiting Project Manager, via email email@example.com or at 412-350-4046. Please inform Ms. Sokol if your municipality is planning an activity such as a Community Day during the baiting periods so that ACHD can avoid placing the baits within the celebration area.
ACHD appreciates your continuing cooperation and thank you in advance for helping to spread the word. Through this effort, ACHD hopes to reduce the likelihood of a human case of rabies in Allegheny County and surrounding areas.
On July 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. the Quaker Valley Council of Governments will be accepting bids for a prospective 5-year waste and recycling contract for the following 11 municipalities:
Ben Avon Borough
Glen Osborne Borough
Sealed bids are invited and will be received by the QVCOG on behalf of
the aforementioned municipalities for collection, disposal, and processing of municipal solid waste,
recyclable materials, household hazardous waste, and electronic waste for a five (5) year term beginning
January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2026. Interested participants may observe the proceedings via zoom by accessing the link below.
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83962419237?pwd=YlNRREhFMHA1c3I1UiszVjRoVkZ0UT09
Notice is further given that the Board of Directors of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) shall, for the purpose of conducting any and all business that comes before the Board, meet in-person on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Leetsdale Municipal Building (373 Beaver Street, Leetsdale, PA 15056).
Patrick Conners, Executive Director
Quaker Valley Council of Governments
* Please note, in order to facilitate maximum participation the meeting will be broadcast and recorded through Zoom. The meeting link may be found below:
Invite Link: https://zoom.us/j/95934605766?pwd=eW5ZTld3L3pzVWIyMTJjTEQyL0xhUT09
Friends of the Riverfront is developing an updated strategic plan. As part of this process, the board and staff leaders at the organization would like to hear the opinions of municipal partners across Allegheny County. Participation, support, and partnership is critical to the planning process and will help the organization select informed strategic goals.
On June 23rd at the Avalon Community Park the QVCOG hosted a celebration and recognition event for Ms. Janet Wenger who after 5 years of service with the COG is set to retire and begin the next journeys in her life. While serving the COG's 15 member communities Janet embodied the qualities of teamwork and optimism always bringing joy into the office. The QCOG would like to thank Janet for her efforts and commitment to intergovernmental collaboration.