The QVCOG Board of Directors meets next at 7 PM, April 15, 2020 online via Google Meet.
Comments on meeting Agenda may be submitted via email to Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director.
Persons wishing to attend the Google Meet Meeting may request a link to be emailed to them in advance of the meeting, by 4:00 PM April 15, 2020.
As public administration, Quaker Valley Council of Governments remains open to assist our members and other municipalities in Pennsylvania during this emergeny. In observance of social distancing, our physical officies remain closed to the public. Individuals with business with QVCOG may contact the COG at 412.766.7458.
QVCOG staff is available for meetings via its Google Meet platform. QVCOG Board meetings will be conducted over Google Meet for the duration of the emergency and as necessary to comply with the Commonwealth instructions limiting group meetings. The meetings are open to the public via Google Meet and will be recorded. Individuals with business with the QVCOG or wishing to attend the Google Meet should contact Susan Hockenberry for assistance and to receive a link to the meeting. Please contact the QVCOG, and consult the QVCOG website, www.qvcog.org regularly to obtain updates on meeting formats.
Municipalities neeing assistance conducting online meetings may also contact QVCOG to use our platform.
Thank you for your cooperation during this time. Stay home and stay safe!
The QVCOG Board of Directors meeting scheduled for March 18 at Bellevue Borough has been cancelled as part of the precautions being taking to reduce the risk of the COVID-19 virus.
QVCOG Delegates have the ability to discuss items of mutual concern via web-conferencing, and should contact Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director for more information. Member communities, please contact your Delegates to add agenda items.
The next meeting will be April 15, 2020 at 7 PM, Leet Township.
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 on the third Wednesday of each month, in 2020 at 7:00 PM at the following locations:
January 15: Leetsdale Municipal Building- 373 Beaver Street, Leetsdale, PA 15056
February 19: Avalon Municipal Building - 640 California Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202
March 18: Bellevue Municipal Building — 537 Bayne Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202
April 15: Leet Township Municipal Building — 194 Ambridge Avenue, Fair Oaks, PA 15056
May 20: Avalon Borough Municipal Building — 640 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
June 17: Ben Avon Municipal Building — 7101 Church Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202
July 15: Aleppo Township Municipal Building — 100 North Dr., Sewickley, PA 15143
August 19: Sewickley Heights Borough Hall, 238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
September 16: Aleppo Township Municipal Building — 100 North Dr., Sewickley, PA 15143
October 21: Annual Dinner
October 28: Budget Meeting, Avalon Municipal Building - 640 California Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202
November 18: Edgeworth Municipal Building, 301 Beaver Road, Edgeworth, PA 15143
December 16: Kilbuck Township Municipal Building — 343 Eicher Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Susan G. Hockenberry
A big thank you to all who made the 2019 Annual Dinner a success! Including Keynote Kelly Kocahmba Weslosky, the QVCOG Board of Directors, and member municipalities who donated and participated. We hosted state and regional leaders, reflected on the past year, raised funds to donate to North HIlls Community Outreach and enjoyed some fun door prizes! All in all, it was an evening of cooperation and friendship.
Mark your calendar for next year: Wednesday, October 21, 2020!
A Special Thank You to our Sponsors!
Goehring Rutter and Boehm
Building Inspection Underwriters of PA
Civil and Environmental Consultants
The Gateway Engineers
Allegheny Land Trust
Cohen Law Group
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic
Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering
Racunas Law Group
Tucker Arensberg Attorneys
Elected Officials, Members of the Public and Community Partners are invited to attend the following education and outreach events on the Route 65 Corridor Study! Visit 65corridor.org to register and for more information!
All meetings are at municipal buildings and start at 7 p.m.
Register to attend
Quaker Valley Council of Governments is pleased to announce Kelly Kochamba Wesolosky will Keynote the 2019 Annual Dinner on October 16, 2019.
Mrs. Wesolosky is the Community Outreach Specialist for the FBI Pittsburgh Field Office. She is the primary liaison between the FBI Pittsburgh Division and the Private, Public and Non-Profit Business Sectors of the Pittsburgh Region. Mrs. Wesolosky’s current Community Outreach extends to various ethnic and non-profit sectors of the Pittsburgh area, including, but not limited to the Asian, Turkish, Hispanic, Jewish, and African American Communities, as well as various non-profits focused on families, schools, at-risk youth, Special Olympics of Western PA, Big Brother, Big Sister of Greater Pittsburgh, and various other area non-profit groups.
Mrs. Wesolosky oversees the annual FBI Citizens Academy, an eight week hands-on inside look at the FBI programs and priorities, bringing together a cross section of local business and community leaders. This program, currently in its 19th year, has over 900 area graduates, and is geared to not only demystify the FBI from what is portrayed on film and television, but also to create and build new lasting relationships with the community for working together to combat crime by joint efforts through the FBI Pittsburgh Division Citizens Academy Alumni Association. Other programs under Mrs. Wesolosky’s supervision include: the HOPE (Heroin Outreach Prevention and Education) Initiative, a program designed to educate our youth and communities on the dangers of Rx Opioid abuse and Heroin use, the Teen Academy Program (beginning Fall of 2019), and the FBI Pittsburgh Big in Blue Program.
Mrs. Wesolosky received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Spanish from Ohio University, an MBA in Human Resource Management and a Masters of International Business in Corporate Development from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. She is fluent in Spanish, and has worked abroad in both Latin America and Europe. Previous assignments include Mérida, México and Barcelona, Spain.
The QVCOG Annual Dinner brings together members of the QVCOG community for fellowship and learning. We are honored to have Kelly joining us and her presenation will highlight the power of working together intergovernmentally and within the the community at large. Register today to attend the Annual dinner on October 16, 2019. Visit our complete Annual Dinner page and find out about how to get involved as a sponsor. See you there!