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
Quaker Valley Council of Governments Board of Directors adopted 2019 Dues at its September 19, 2018 meeting.
The next round of evaluations for the Municipal Solar Initiative are being scheduled and municipalities, authorities and school districts completing the survey by October 17, 2018 are eligible for inclusion. For Duquesne Light Customers, usage information may be provided through the completion and return of the Release for Account Information to Quaker Valley COG, alleviating the task of providing electric bills. Click here to download the Release and return to Quaker Valley COG per the instructions found on the form.
Part of the work of 2018 included building the help system for QVCOG-wide GIS. As part of the Technical Assistance Program, subscribers have access to jointly-purchased professional expertise through an online help system. Technical support policies are available here.
To obtain help using QVCOG-wide GIS, subscriber are provided logins to the custom online help documents and help request system (in addition to general ESRI ArcGIS support available to subscribers). To enroll on QVCOG-wide GIS and optional technical assistance, or for more inforamtion, contact Susan Hockenberry.
QVCOG has submitted $1,493,249 in requests for funding for projects in the Quaker Valley Council of Governments area.
Community Development Block Grant applications on behalf of seven municipalities were submitted to Allegheny County Department of Economic Development. Included in the 22 projects were sewer/water improvements; park and playground equipment; sidewalks, streets and alleys; and the demolition of blighted buildings.
QVCOG member municipalities worked diligently with the QVCOG to identify potential projects on behalf of their communities. We will be informed later in the Fall as to which projects may move forward in the funding process.
2018 Annual Dinner
The Quaker Valley Council of Governments
will host its annual dinner on
October 17, 2018 at Clubhouse Assembly,
1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 at 7 PM (hospitality hour 6 PM)
Theme: Public Trust and Service
The event will feature Keynote Speaker Jennifer Liptak, Chief of Staff, Office of Allegheny County Executive, 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. Register here for the dinner.
We invite sponsors for the Annual Dinner. Levels of Sponsorship are presented on the order form and online orders may be placed here. To become a sponsor, please complete the order form and provide advertisement per the listed specifications. 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.
Municipalities, Door Prize Donations may be entered here.
Event Flyer and Registration Form
See you there!
QVCOG will be exhibiting again at Sewickley Harvest Festival, this year from 10 AM - 5 PM on September 8, 2018. The QVCOG Clean Water Initiative provides public education on stormwater and its effects on our streams, rivers and drinking water. Stop by the booth to learn what you can do to help keep our water clean. Everything from lawn and garden care to picking up after our pets makes a difference. Take our survey and be entered in the drawing for a free rain barrel. See you there!
Quaker Valley Council of Governments has scheduled a special budget meeting for 7 PM August 29, 2018 at Emsworth Borough, 171 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.
The meeting is open to the public and all elected officials from member municipalities are encouraged to attend.