Review and give input on latest green infrastructure plans for Schenley Park and Panther Hollow

Please join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy at the March meeting of the Oakland Green Team to review an initial concept for green infrastructure in Schenley Park and Panther Hollow. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street. You can visit the project website at […]

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Staff changes at OPDC

Welcome, Andrea Boykowycz and Larry McCleod As our new Program Analyst, Andrea brings 12 years of experience serving on the OPDC board, where she has contributed her perspective as a longtime Oakland resident and homeowner, as well as her skills in communications and budget management. She is a passionate advocate for recruiting new homeowners to […]

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Take action now: Tell your elected officials you oppose the Oakland Gateway Ventures Bates Street project

We have received dozens of calls over the last several months from residents concerned about the development proposals being floated by Oakland Gateway Ventures (OGV) for Bates Street. There is indeed cause for concern. In addition to the negative impacts that would occur to our neighborhood, the integrity of our zoning districts are threatened and […]

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OPDC to host quarterly town hall forums

OPDC will host four town hall forums in 2017 to provide information about our programs, increase outreach to and solicit input from community members. These forums are your opportunity to meet our staff and board members, ask questions about how we deliver services to the neighborhood, and learn about specific topics relevant to our work. […]

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Nadine Masagara-Taylor: How an Ohio native became an Oakland leader

By Douglas Wampler, OPDC Intern West Oakland resident Nadine Masagara-Taylor says family, fellowship, and social justice have defined her ten years of life in Pittsburgh. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Masagara-Taylor came to Oakland in 2006 as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh and soon met her future husband, Quinzale Taylor. They began attending […]

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OPDC Board Spotlight: Jesse Ayllon-Barba

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a second-year graduate student at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs pursuing a Master of Public Administration. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, I moved to the US five years ago to pursue a B.A. in Political Science here in Pittsburgh. What do you think about Pittsburgh […]

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A word of thanks from our Executive Director

To OPDC’s donors, a word of sincere appreciation for your support of our year-end appeal. We are bolstered by your confidence in and value you place on our work. We value your financial support as well as the shot in the arm we get from hearing from you and knowing you are with us. Since […]

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