The Greenfield Community Association is committed to preserving and improving the physical, social and economic health of Greenfield.

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Upcoming & Ongoing Community Events

Great opportunities to eat great food at our local churches!

Greenfield Presbyterian Church Bread Baking Class:  Come join us on March 15th at 1pm!

St. Rosalia Academy Fish Fry: Ash Wednesday (March 5) and every Friday during Lent – March 7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4, 11 & 18 from 3:00-7:30. Come join us for fish, shrimp, fries, coleslaw, haluski, pierogies, macaroni & cheese and more! Back again this year – different homemade soup special each week and new this year, baked fish!

Greenfield Street Trees

Getting More Green in Greenfield
Did you know that despite our name, Greenfield has fewer trees than other parts of the city?  If you have ever wanted a tree in front of your home or business there is a city program to get FREE trees.  GCA is putting together an application to the city for trees, but we need at least 15 requests for trees from people or businesses in the neighborhood.  To request a tree, you will need to fill out a short application available here  and be willing to care for the tree.  Narrow sidewalk? No problem!  Street trees can also go into front yards too!  If you are interested we will need to receive your application by March 1. You can send applications or questions to info@gcapgh.org or message us on Facebook.

November Greenfield Grapevine!

The November issue of the Grapevine is now available for download! Also available is the whole Homepage, which the Grapevine is a part of. There’s lots of great content in the Homepage, including updates on the Almono development in Hazelwood and articles from our public officials, so it’s definitely worth a read.

Available for download here:

2013 Annual Report

Now that the annual meeting is over and the new Board is ready to get started, it’s time to share our Annual Report!

GCA 2013 Annual Report

It’s been a great year and Greenfield has accomplished a lot. Thanks to everyone who has been involved in a committee and/or attended events!

 

Digital Grapevine!

We have very exciting news — from now on, we’ll be able to provide digital versions of the Greenfield Grapevine! They will be available in pdf format on our website in the first half of every month (right around the time when a paper copy should arrive at your door) :)

Here’s a copy of the September and October papers:

 

Also, if you’re in Greenfield and still not receiving a paper copy of the Grapevine, send us your address through this form so we can verify with the post office that it’s on the distribution list.

And, as always, if you have any article or bulletin item submissions, send them to info@gcapgh.org!

Upcoming GCA Meeting & Board Elections!

It’s been quite an eventful year, and it’s now time for the GCA’s Annual Meeting!

During the meeting, we’ll:

  • Receive an update from our councilperson, Corey O’Connor
  • Review what has happened in the past year
  • Solicit feedback about this past year and discuss priorities the organization should focus on for next year
  • Introduce this year’s Board candidates
  • Elect four new Board members!

 

Voting for new Board members will be by paper ballot only and occur between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Magee Senior Center (745 Greenfield Avenue) during GCA’s annual meeting. The Ballots will list all the candidates. Voters will be able to vote for up to four candidates. No write-ins will be permitted. Ballots will be tallied from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm with the results announced and posted at 4:00 pm. Eligible voters include anyone 18 years and older who live in Greenfield, owns or operates a business in Greenfield, or owns property in Greenfield. (Greenfield includes the Bigelow Heights and 4 Mile Run areas.)

Light refreshments will be provided!

You can RSVP for event on Facebook or by emailing info@gcapgh.org. RSVP is not required for the event, but letting us know if you’re attending will allow us to better prepare.

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Join the GCA Board!

This October, we’ll be holding our first annual meeting, and at the meeting we’ll have elections for 4 open board slots! Interested in running? Being on the Board is a great way to get involved and help shape what’s happening in the neighborhood.

In order to qualify for the Board you need to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident, property owner, or business owner in Greenfield, which includes “The Run” and “Bigelow Heights”.

A term on the Board is 3 years, and during that time you’ll be required to regularly attend board meetings (currently held monthly), assist with neighborhood events and activities, and generally help make things happen in the Greenfield.

If you’re interested in running, send in a short bio that includes:

  • Your interest in serving on the Board
  • You connection to Greenfield
  • What you think you’d bring to the Board

Please send that information, along with a recent photo, to info@gcapgh.org or to our mailing address by September 14th so that it can be included in the October copy of the Grapevine.

If you have any questions about serving on the Board, feel free to post them here, on Facebook, or email us!

Click here for a copy of the official letter inviting everyone to submit their name for Board membership: Letter_-_Call_for_Board_Candidates

Press Release: National Night Out!

Press Release: Greenfield Community Association Organizes First Neighborhood-Wide National Night Out

PITTSBURGH, PA — Along with communities all over the country, Greenfield residents will celebrate National Night Out on August 6, 2013. Greenfield’s event will take place between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. at Bud Hammer Playground on Bigelow Street. It will offer food and desserts, games for all ages organized by Obscure Games, and a visit from a City of Pittsburgh fire truck and Zone 4 Community Relations Officer.

The Greenfield Community Association, led by its Public Safety committee, chose to take part in the 30-year-old National Night Out initiative because its goals – to strengthen relationships between neighbors, residents, and police and to spread crime prevention awareness – fit with the committee’s agenda of stopping neighborhood crime before it starts.

“Greenfield has always been a tight-knit community, and that remains true to this day,” said Patrick Hassett, Board President of the Greenfield Community Association. “Continuing to build relationships between neighbors benefits everyone, and we’re looking forward to a great event for National Night Out.”

Bud Hammer was selected as the event’s location to highlight the playground because it is tucked away on the border of Greenfield and Hazelwood and is bordered on one side by the Hazelwood Greenway. Parents who frequent the playground have been wanting to focus on the complimentary goals of increasing the number of visitors there, boosting maintenance, and reducing graffiti and vandalism.

Greenfield Community Association’s activities, as a whole, aim to keep the crime rate low and quality of life high by encouraging a sociable, active, clean, green and economically stable neighborhood. For example, this year the Association has coordinated a litter cleanup and two planting beds and was recently awarded one of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s office’s Love Your Block grants to do painting and planting at Magee Field, the location of the neighborhood’s largest playground and swimming pool. In an environment of increased market interest in Greenfield and with proximity to Hazelwood’s ALMONO office, tech and residential development, the Association is also working to be a proactive forum for communication between residents and developers working within the neighborhood.

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About the Greenfield Community Association:The Greenfield Community Association is committed to preserving and improving the physical, social and economic health of Greenfield by facilitating volunteerism, nurturing community identity and development, as well as enhancing the quality of life for the residents through community-based problem solving, supporting neighborhood-oriented services and fostering public/private cooperation. For more information, visit http://gcapgh.org.

National Night Out – August 6th!

Bud Hammer Playground,

6:00 – 9:00 pm, Rain or Shine!

 

  • All ages welcome
  • Food and desserts
  • Games for all ages coordinated by City of Play (http://www.cityofplay.org/)
  • Visit from fire truck
  • Visit from Zone 4 Community Relations Officer and/or Commander
  • Visit from Disco Trunk!?!

 

To volunteer or for more information contact info@gcapgh.org, check Greenfield Community Association’s Facebook page or go to www.gcapgh.org

Greenfield's April 311 Stats

Thanks to the mayor’s office, we receiving 311 stats for Greenfield! Here are the stats from April 1 – May 8 — we’ll post more every month as we receive them. Click on the image to enlarge.

311 Stats - April 2013

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