Boards, Committiees, and Authorities

Please use the links below to learn more about Authorities, Boards, and Commissions in Wilkinsburg.


Authorities are entities separate from the Borough. They have development powers, and are intended to assist the Borough and the community in achieving economic development goals, and with other long-range projects. With the exception of the Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority, Borough Council authorized the formation of the Authorities. Council appoints residents to serve on each Authority, but they otherwise operate independently. The Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority differs from other Authorities because it is a coalition serving a number of surrounding communities. Wilkinsburg’s Council appoints 3 members of the Board of the WPJWA, who represent the Borough’s interest on that Board. For more information on Municipal Authorities in general, see


Boards and Commissions*

The Borough Council appoints Wilkinsburg residents as volunteers to a number of Boards and Commissions. Each group has a unique mission to assist Council in governing, and oversees a targeted area of operation or service provided by the Borough. Council has sole discretion on appointments and removals from these entities.

* NOTE: The School Board is not listed in this section because it does not operate under the domain of the Borough of Wilkinsburg's government. For information about the School Board, please visit:


How To Get Involved

The Borough relies on residents to fill these volunteer positions on Boards, Commissions and Authorities. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill download and fill out this application, email it to or turn it in the Borough Secretary on the first floor of the Borough Building in the Manager's office.

Constituent & Community Relations Meeting

The Constituent and Community relations meeting for today, 2/9/2017, at 10am has been cancelled due to the weather.

Posted: 2/9/2017
Community Calendar

Our website is currently under construction. If you're looking for meeting dates, they will be up within the next few days. If you need meeting dates any sooner, feel free to call the borough main office at 412-244-2900.

Posted: 2/2/2017
Municipal Service Fee (Refuse Pickup)

FYI - Municipal Service Fee statements will be mailed out soon. The fee for 2017 will be $200.

Posted: 2/2/2017
Public Forum for Wilkinsburg Gateway Sign

A public forum to share the finalist designs for the new Wilkinsburg Gateway sign will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 6PM in the 2nd floor Council Chambers at the Borough Building. All are welcome.

Posted: 2/1/2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Please be advised- The Borough Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Posted: 1/13/2017
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Community Calendar
Special Events Committee

6:30 PM - Council Chambers

Shade Tree Committee

6:30 PM - Council Chambers

Blight Committee

5:30 PM - 1st Floor Conference Room

Capital Planning Committee

7:00 PM - Council Chambers

Joint Tax Committee

5:30 PM - Council Chambers

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Wilkinsburg Borough Building • 605 Ross Avenue, Wilkinsburg PA 15221 • (412) 244-2900