Many thanks to SHAPE ("Saving Humanity and Protecting the Environment") for inviting QVCOG Executive Director Susan Hockenberry to moderate the Importance of Local Government panel discussion and provide remarks at its January 24, 2019 event at the Edgeworth Club. Thanks also go out to Jean-Sebastien Valois, QVCOG President for pinch-hitting as a panelist when a scheduled panelist was unable to attend at the last moment.
QVCOG member municipality staffs and elected officials are invited to tour the Greenstar/Waste Management Materials Recovery Facility facililty on May 22, 2019 to get an insiders look at the destination for recycling materials collected at the curb. Materials Recover Facilities sort recyclables for the purpose of selling the commodities and keeping the materials out of landfills. Tour participants will meet at 9 AM at the Neville Island Facility. Address: 4100 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225. Tour is expected to be completed by 12 PM. Wear appropriate attire for a scap yard: long pants and boots. RSVP required. RSVP here.
Do you know the benefits and techniques of capturing rainwater for your garden? Attend this program and learn how to save money and improve the health of your plants by utilizing the free water that comes from the sky! Rain Barrels and other methods allow for environmentally responsible care of your property as well as reduce run off into streams and sewers from roof, patios and other impervious surfaces.
Stormworks will present a introduction to rain barrels and their benefits. Learn the best place to site a rain collection system, and the drawbacks to avoid. Find out when and how to set up the rain collection system, what materials are needed and how to keep water stored safe and clean. Be a part of the private green infrastructure transformation of our built environment! Program runs from 10 AM to noon on Saturday March 2, 2019 at Fern Hollow nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143. Open to the public; $10. Click here to download the event flyer
Presented by QVCOG. Contact QVCOG for more information, 412.766.7458
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The Agenda for the December 19 2018 Board of Directors Meeting, to be held at 7 PM at Avalon Borough, 640 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 has been announced:
The QVCOG-wide Emergency Management Coordination Study Report out will be held at 7 PM on April 29, 2019 at the Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center. This regional event is open to all state and local elected and appointed officials in southwestern Pennsylvania interested in learning about the study's findings and will be followed with free optional training: G4202 ICS Overview for Senior and Executive Officials. Registration required. You may register here.
The Quaker Valley Council of Governments will meet November 28, 2018 at 7 PM at Kilbuck Township, 343 Eicher Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Many thanks to those who attended and made the 2018 Annual Dinner a Success!
The Annual Dinner was held October 17, 2018, 7 PM at Clubhouse Assembly Room at Masonic Village. Keynote Speaker Jennifer Liptak, Chief of Staff, Office of Allegheny County Executive was followed by remarks from DCED Deputy Secretary Rick Villelo, and QVCOG President Jean-Sebastien Valois. Guests networked at the Hospitality Hour preceding dinner and the event featured a number of sponsors. We thank:
Goehring Rutter and Boehm
The Gateway Engineers
Building Inspectors Underwriters of PA
Civil & Environmental Consultants
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic
Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering
Racunas Law Group
Mark your calendars for October 16, 2019