Committees

Communications Committee: Maintains the newsletter, website and social media accounts.

Chair:

  • Lauren Stauffer

Members:

  • Patrick Sanders -webmaster
  • Kelly Day – brand standards
  • Joan Bellisario -reporter
  • Susan Benn -contributor
  • Dave Lebec -newsletter
  • Tom Kaylor -newsletter
  • Irene Jakubowski -newsletter
  • Gert Long -newsletter/bulk mail

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Clean-Up Committee

Chair:

  • Tim Maloney

Adopt-A-Block Volunteers:

 

Crime and Safety Committee: Maintains our link with the City Police and represents us on city-wide safety meetings.
-Chairperson:

  • Donna Kramer

Member:

  • Helen Wehner

Garden /Green Space Committee (click  here for more info)

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Mission Statement

Be a viable source initiating and/or leveraging Green Spaces, Bio swales, Rain gardens, Edible Gardens, Farm Stands/Markets in our community.  Promote a sustainable community through our gardening practices and educational programs about the residential use of rain barrels and rain gardens. Promote volunteerism in these areas. Write Grants for sustainability projects, and research and receive funding for projects. Coordinate with the Housing Committee on Green Planning for new BHCF housing redevelopment investments and vacant lots. Plan and organize volunteer planting and weeding days. Host or co-host educational events or projects. Recruit speakers/educators to offer talks or workshops related to our mission.
The Garden /Green Space Committee  manages the purchasing, planning, planting, and maintenance of our many flower gardens and multiplying Green Spaces.  We meet at the BHCF Office on the second Tuesday of the month, from 7:30 -9:00pm. The winter months will be for garden design, planning volunteer days, researching grant availability, organizing, and fundraising events.

-Chairperson:

  • Alexis Sykut

-Advisor

  • Susan Benn

-Garden Stewards

  • Legion Park: Mark Kirby
  • California/Termon Gardens (3): Ed Gergerich
  • Western PA Conservancy/Ohio River Blvd: Megan Miller
  • Goe Avenue: Susan Benn
  • McClure Rock Garden: Lorraine Duffola
  • Allegheny Mountain Lot: Matthew Yurkovich
  • Antrim Rain Garden: -Open-

-Members:

  • Joan Bellisario
  • Judith Bendtsen
  • Susan Benn
  • Susie Bernardo
  • Lorraine Duffola
  • Ed Gergerich
  • Sarah Mendak
  • Megan Miller
  • Josh Nard
  • Anthony Seeker
  • Susie Smolin
  • Stacey Roa
  • A large group of volunteers – like YOU!

 

Halloween Parade Committee: Organizes and plans the annual parade by buying toys for prizes and sweets and snacks; for the candy bags. The bags are packed by additional volunteers on the Thursday before the parade. The parade is held on the Saturday preceding Halloween. It forms up on Davis Avenue in the Kunsak parking lot. Home made costumes are judged there for originality. The children march up Davis Ave to Legion Park where the candy and prizes are distributed.
-Chairman:

  • Pete Bellisario

-Members:

  • Gert Long
  • Peggy Urzua
  • Tom Kaylor
  • Joan Bellisario
  • Roy Engelman
  • Janice Johns Engleman

House Tour Committee: Organizes and plans a yearly house tour, targeting a different area of the neighborhood each year. Obtains sponsors and participants produces a guide book for the tour.
-Chair:

  • Kristen Priestley

-Members:

  • Judy Bendtsen
  • Joan Bellisario
  • John Belch
  • Peggy Urzua
  • Jeff Worsinger
  • Larry Ehrilich

Housing Committee: Addresses concerns about neighborhood housing. Actively seeks cooperation of City agencies and the Northside Leadership Conference in developing areas of the neighborhood.
-Chairperson:

  • Jessica Mooney

-Members:

  • Ralph Horgan
  • John Belch
  • Pete Bellisario
  • Bill Goodrich
  • Andy McLaren
  • Ray Meyer
  • Jeff Worsinger
  • Vince Pallus
  • John Norman

Membership Committee: Maintains the membership roles.
-Chairperson:

  • Helen Lorinc

-Members:

Memorial Day Ceremony Committee: Conducts a ceremony at Legion Park on Memorial Day in conjunction with the American Legion.
-Chairman:

  • Pete Galinowski

-Members:

  • Pete Bellisario
  • Tom Kaylor
  • Pastor Shirey
  • Ted Bergfelt
  • Joe Brown

Office Stewards: Office Stewards volunteer their time to have the BHCF office open to the public.
-Chairperson:

  • Judy Bendtsen

-Members:

  • Dan Collins
  • Helen Lorinc
  • Peggy Urzua

Pirate Community Day/Night Committee: Organizes a community day/night at PNC Park each spring, finds sponsors, and sells the tickets.
-Chairman:

  • Andy McLaren

-Members:

  • Sue McLaren
  • Pete Bellisario
  • Joan Bellisario

 

Welcome Committee: Welcomes new neighbors with a bag of information and a Brighton Heights coffee mug.
-Chairperson:

  • We need one!

-Members:

  • Joan Bellisario
  • Mark Nard
  • Chris Hoss
  • Mike Hoss
  • Janice Johns Engleman

Art Committee: Addresses local community art exhibits.Not currently active.
-Chairperson:

  • Susan Benn

-Members:

  • Judy Bendtsen
  • Jeff Worsinger
  • Janice Johns Engleman
  • Cheryl Capezzuti
  • Kelly Day

Grants and Fundraising Committee: Identify public and private sources of funding for the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation’s projects and expenses.
-Members:

  • Lauren Stauffer
  • Joan Bellisario