Innamorato to host Policy Committee hearing on enhancing neighborhoods Friday in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16 – State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, will bring the House Democratic Policy Committee to her legislative district to discuss how government and businesses can work together to enhance neighborhoods and ensure all residents benefit from development coming to their communities.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at New Sun Rising, 112 Sherman St. The media and public are invited to attend.

Innamorato requested the hearing to explore the needs of local entrepreneurs and nonprofits, Main Street businesses, and community development organizations. The committee will also focus on how to mitigate business and residential displacement and encourage resident-driven development.

She will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The current agenda is:

    10 a.m.           Welcome and opening remarks

    10:10 a.m.      Panel One:

  • Councilwoman Deborah Gross, District 7, Pittsburgh City Council
  • Robert Rubinstein, executive director, Urban Redevelopment Authority

    10:40 a.m.      Panel Two:

  • Dave Breingan, executive director, Lawrenceville United
  • Jessica Strong, co-Founder & CEO, Flexable LLC
  • Matthew Galluzzo, executive director, Lawrenceville Corp.
  • Brittany Reno, executive director, Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization
  • Christine Mondor, principal, evolveEA

    11:20 a.m.      Panel Three:

  • Dr. Jessica Mann, director of The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching & Research, Duquesne University
  • Jayne Miller, president and CEO, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Laura Poskin, director, Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh

    11:50 a.m.      Closing remarks    

For more information about the Policy Committee, go to