Quaker Valley Council of Governments is happy to welcome the return of Sewickley Borough to the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG). A unanimous vote by the QVCOG Board of Directors to accept Sewickley's application for membership occured at the January 20, 2021 Board meeting.
A network of 15 municipalities that lines the northern shore of the Ohio River from the City of Pittsburgh line to the Allegheny County line, the QVCOG is a non-profit organization that facilitates multi-municipal efforts and implements efficient, cost-effective programs on behalf of its members.
Learn more about our member communities, here.
Quaker Valley COG is pleased to be working with Michael Baker International and the Remaking Cities Team at Carnegie Mellon to continue the Route65 Corridor study. New events have been scheduled to inform the report which will focu on improving governance, transporation, economic development and community design. Visit the 65corridor.org website for complete information, to comment on your experience with Rt. 65, and learn more about the project. You may now register for the free project re-introduction meeting happening January 27, 2021 on Zoom.
The QVCOG Board of Directors meets next at 7 PM, December 16, 2020 on Zoom. To participate via zoom contact Susan Hockenberry for meeting link.
Area businesses are invited to contribute to our region’s efforts to improve the environment. Each year, QVCOG reports on the results of our residential and commercial recycling programs to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, in order to secure grant dollars to promote more recycling. Learn more about this initiative and find links to the map and survey here.
Dear Friends of QVCOG:
Although we were unable to hold our 2020 Annual Dinner, the Quaker Valley Council of Governments 2020 “Adapt” Dinner occurred on October 21, 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a backdrop, we modified our definition of what it means to come together as the QVCOG community held an online event with guests enjoying meals from local eateries at home.
Our thanks to our Keynote Speaker, Jon Delano, KDKA-TV Money and Politics Editor for providing insight and perspective in the frenetic days just before the 2020 Presidential election. Additionally, Colonel Colby Short from the US Army Corps, operator of our own Emsworth Lock and Dam, gave our event true intergovernmental context--everyday amidst our boroughs and townships is a network of local, state and federal functions occurring simultaneously.
We are extremely grateful to our sponsors who helped us exceed our expectations for fundraising, with special thanks to ALCOSAN and the Gateway Engineers, our Gold Sponsors. Be sure to visit our “Virtual Lobby” to see videos about the Gold Sponsors, as we showcase the expertise and services of our sponsors. This year's “Lobby Passport” added fun and interest to our event and made a tangible improvement to our program. Regardless of whether our future annual gatherings occur in person or virtually, we will be keeping this new tradition.
We thank our Managers & Secretaries Committee, who represented the staff and employees of our members. By sharing a bit of yourselves, our guests got to know the heart of our communities. Lastly, thank you to everyone who contributed to the 50/50 drawing which raised $329.90 for the North Boro’s Meals on Wheels.
Again, thank you to all who helped to make our event a success! You are truly appreciated. Please visit our website to see highlights and videos from the event. Mark your calendars for the 2021 Annual Dinner: October 20, 2021.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff,
Susan G. Hockenberry
Pursuant to Section XIV of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments Bylaws, notice is hereby given of an intended By Laws Change.
The purpose of the change is to allow and set procedures for meetings to be held electronically, on platforms such as Zoom.
Provisions of the change are highlighted in yellow and available on the QVCOG website.
Quaker Valley Council of Governments member municipalities' comments should be provided in written form by December 18, 2020 to Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director.
This meeting to be held via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Emergency. All individuals wishing to participate should contact Susan Hockenberry to request a meeting link.