GCA Board Elections, Sunday Jan 26

Election of Greenfield Community Association Board members is coming up soon.

When: Polls will be open 1-4 pm on Sunday January 26, 2019.

Where: Magee Active Healthy Living Center, 745 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217.

Come at 1:00pm for the GCA Annual Meeting to hear about our 2019 accomplishments and meet the candidates.

The slate of candidates is listed in order emailed. There are 4 openings.

Ben Anglin

Ben Anglin moved to Greenfield in 2018 with his wife and two kids and has found the neighborhood to be safe, friendly, and an enjoyable place to live. Ben moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 to attend graduate school at Carnegie Mellon. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and Masters and Doctoral degrees from Carnegie Mellon – all in Materials Science and Engineering. Ben has always had a passion for volunteering, including joining the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at Purdue and volunteering at two local middle schools doing STEM outreach. When he is not at work, Ben can be found at home doing DIY house projects or playing outside or at the playground with his family. He hopes to join the GCA board of directors to help ensure Greenfield remains a safe, friendly, and enjoyable neighborhood to live.

Andrea Youngo

Andrea Youngo has been a homeowner in Greenfield since 2013.  She gained interest in the GCA board from her involvement in the GCA Communications Committee and is currently the writer of the GCA monthly newsletter.  Andrea has Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Point Park University.  She brings six plus years of change management experience to her role as a Change Management Execution Consultant at Highmark Health.  In her spare time she volunteers with the University of Pittsburgh Alumnae Council and the Venture Outdoors Junior Board.  Andrea values being a member of the Greenfield community, and wishes to remain on the board to continue expand and enhance the experiences off all of its residents!   

Barb Warwick

Barb Warwick is a resident of Four Mile Run. She, her husband and their four kids moved to Greenfield in 2014 and now own five houses in the neighborhood. Barb works from home for my very small business – Four Mile Run Communications – which offers writing and editing services. Although not a Pittsburgh native, Barb feels so lucky to be a part of this wonderful community. Between work and kids, she volunteers as an after school teacher at The Pittsburgh Project, co-leads a Girl Scouts troop, and is actively involved in trying to keep the City from building a “mobility trail” for privately-operated shuttles through The Run and Schenley Park. Barb is enthusiastic about Pittsburgh’s potential to grow and thrive, but understands that that growth must happen in an equitable manner that provides opportunity and protection for today’s residents as well as future ones. Barb believes that community associations like the GCA play a critical role in making that possible. If elected to the GCA Board, Barb promises to advocate for you – the people of Greenfield – and to work closely with other board members, community organizations, and the City to help ensure that your needs are met and your voices are heard. Thank you.   

Christa Jones

Christa Jones is a daughter and granddaughter of Pittsburgh steel workers; hard work, grit, determination and dedication to community runs in her blood.  Christa has been an active member of the Greenfield community her entire life. Her grandparents and father grew up in Greenfield, living on Exeter Street, Frayne Street and Greenfield Avenue.
Christa is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Media Arts and Technology and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Duquesne University.
She has participated in numerous Greenfield community cleanups, public space art mural and Greenfield welcome portal initiatives.  Christa has volunteered her time and experience in creating the Greenfield Community Association Logo and website. 
She has been recognized multiple times for her leadership and continuous excellence by Carnegie Mellon University and in 2014 was awarded the Greenfield Community Award for Outstanding Achievement in Voluntary Service.
She is a member of the Allderdice Hall of Fame committee and NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) Western PA Aspirations committee.
Christa is passionate and dedicated to strengthening her neighborhood, supporting community and volunteering time to create positive outcomes.  Christa, her husband Steve and five-year-old daughter Katie live on Lilac Street.

Jesse Exilus

Jesse Exilus was born and raised in South Florida. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2013 to complete his legal studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Later, Jesse moved to Greenfield in 2017 with his wife, Tara. He currently works as a Real Estate Specialist at Crown Castle and volunteers his time as a mentor with Big Brothers & Big Sisters and as Treasurer of the Allegheny County Bar Association Homer S. Brown Division. When at home, he enjoys working on his garden, cooking international cuisine, baking bread, and riding his bike. This year Jesse is looking forward to the birth of his daughter in May and is passing the time until then by participating in an improv class downtown.

Joe Pegher

Joe Pegher is a lifelong Greenfield resident and local Realtor. This year he helped start and manage the Greenfield Troop Banners project and continues to head it up.   He is currently a member of the Development and Transportation Committee, Public Safety Committee and GCA Board Vice-President.  He has been a active participant in the all GCA activities. 
He looks forward to continuing his work on the board this term to improve Greenfield, welcoming new residents and ideas while maintaining the traditions and qualities that have made it one of Pittsburgh’s best neighborhoods. 
He lives in his childhood home with his wife Deanna, their 2 children as well as their 2 dogs.  He attended St Rosalia Grade School  and then Taylor Allderdice High School.  After getting a degree in 1985, he moved to Washington DC to work for Xerox Corporation. 6 years later, the opportunity to return home presented itself and he has been back in Greenfield since.   

Logo Design Contest for the Greenfield Glide

The Greenfield Glide is seeking a new look for our 38th annual race on June 7, 2020.

Could it be yours?

We’re looking for a design that will emphasize the Glide as a fun, family-centered 5K race and Greenfield tradition.  The scenic course goes through Schenley Park and offers beautiful views of the city.

Please submit your high-resolution image along with your name, age, and phone number via email to info@gcapgh.org by February 15, 2020.

The winning design will be featured on all race materials.

All entrants will receive a code for $5 off race registration.  The winner will receive a free registration.

Open Call for GCA Board Nominations

Open Call for Nominations for the Greenfield Community Association Board

The Greenfield Community Association serves the neighborhood by maintaining our public spaces, representing the community in development and transportation issues, organizing the Greenfield Glide, Holiday Parade, and Community Awards, as well as advocating on behalf of the neighborhood in general.

Board membership is a two to three year term, open to both residents and business and property owners of Greenfield.

Interested candidates should send a short biography to info@gcapgh.org by JANUARY 15, 2019.

Elections will be held at the GCA’s Annual Meeting at Magee Senior Center on Sunday January 26, 2019 at 1:00pm. Polls will be open 1-4 pm.

Four Mile Run Stormwater Meeting, Dec 9

Join the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for an update on the Four Mile Run Stormwater Improvement Project.

WHEN: Monday, 9 December 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm
WHERE: Pittsburgh Greenfield School, 1 Alger Street, Pittsburgh 15207
Please RSVP using Eventbrite

This meeting:

Will provide an update on the progress since the June 20, 2019 public meeting. PGH2O will address the following topics and look forward to answering your questions:

  • Construction of the early action projects in Schenley Park
  • Design schedule for Panther Hollow Lake and Junction Hollow Valley
  • Status of the M-29 Outfall Pipe
  • Overall project schedule and timeline
  • Project costs and funding

For more information or to ask a question, please visit www.4mr.org.

About the Project:

Four Mile Run encompasses Schenley Park and several Pittsburgh neighborhoods including Greenfield, Hazelwood, Oakland, Squirrel Hill, and the Run. These neighborhoods and the park are located within the M-29 sewershed where all of the sewers flow to the same outfall, the 29th along the Monongahela River.

To help to reduce combined sewer overflows, basement backups, and neighborhood flooding, the Four Mile Run Stormwater Project will capture and route stormwater through a natural channel that will follow the path of the historic streams that formed Four Mile Run from Panther Hollow Lake to the Monongahela River.

Greenfield’s 2019 Community Awardees

Greenfield’s 2019 Community Awardees

Congratulations to this year’s Greenfield Community Awardees — listed below — and thanks to our award ceremony MC’s, State Senator Jay Costa and Michael Bartley, seen here congratulating Person of the Year James Gregg, Jr.

Greenfield Community Association awards:
Get It Done: Mark Gaudio
Public Safety: Victoria Butch, John Tokarski

Greenfield Baseball Association awards:
Ali Myslinki
Chris Ribarchak

Greenfield Organized Against Drugs awards:
Marshall McGraw
Gabriel Rosario

Education Awards, Greenfield Elementary School:
Ilene DiSilvio

2019 Greenfield Service Awards
Business – Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant
New Business – Capezzuto’s
Tim Kelley Memorial Award – Bryan McCann

Youth Recognition
James Bonacci Kenna Campbell Gwen Connor
Evan Henke Dom Rapone Brennan Rosario
Domenic Guercio Sidney Scheidlmeier

Girls Scouts Leadership
Amy Raulerson
Holly Santry

Community Service – Chris Roberts

Hall of Fame
Terry & Karen Quirin
Conicella’s Pizza

Special Recognition: Joe Pegher

Person of the Year: James Gregg, Jr.

Got It Done!

GCA Public Spaces Committee “getting it done” at the Schenley Annex (photo by David Cashmere)

The GCA Public Spaces Committee had a busy year sprucing up the parks and gardens in Greenfield. Here they are at their last-of-2019 event at the Schenley Park Annex, also known as Pat Hassett Parklet, on November 10.

Thanks for getting it done in 2019!

Stay tuned for fun events in Spring 2020.