STRIP DISTRICT NEIGHBORS IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE WHILE PRESERVING AND ENHANCING THE INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER OF THE STRIP DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD.
This mission is achieved through partnerships with businesses, property owners, residents, governmental agencies, and other organizations. As an organization we commit ourselves to this mission every day. Join us in our mission and help us to keep the Strip District growing while preserving its uniqueness and special flavor that truly makes it a regional treasure and a one-of-a-kind neighborhood.
The Strip District, known nationally and regionally as Pittsburgh’s Historic Market District, is a thriving, diverse neighborhood filled with residents, workers, visitors and tourists from across the nation. It is a unique blend of retail & wholesale businesses, urban residences and arts & cultural organizations. It is ethnically diverse and offers shopping, living, working and recreational experiences. The Strip is easily accessible by mass transit which complements the well-maintained streets and bridges. Portal areas are well defined. The Strip is a welcoming, pedestrian-friendly haven for seekers of the old and new. It’s gritty, but clean and colorful, appearance provides evidence that the people who live, work and play in this area care about this community and have made a personal investment in it. The historical markers that appear on many of the buildings throughout the neighborhood instill a sense of history and respect for the past to all who visit.
WHAT WE DO
ADVOCACY & PUBLIC POLICY
We identify, refine, and represent the diverse interests of Strip District stakeholders. Whether with each other, the City, County, or State, SDN is the collective body with a voice and proverbial “seat at the table”. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We review the changing landscape of the neighborhood to insure optimal land usage, compatibility and design congruence for new and existing projects. (Interested in building in the Strip? Click here.)
SAFETY & SECURITY
We work to insure the safety of all in the Strip District. We tackle any issues involving crime, traffic, pedestrian and bike safety, property crimes, and more. We also work with various government agencies and departments to review issues involving nuisance bars, blighted properties, and or problem properties.
MARKETING & PROMOTIONS
We actively work to improve commerce activity and the business community by promoting neighborhood businesses and services. We create campaigns to inform visitors and shoppers of our robust retail and wholesalers. Email email@example.com to showcase your business, event, or product in upcoming newsletters and social media blasts!
EVENTS & PROGRAMMING
We work to create a higher quality neighborhood experience for all by producing public events like food and music festivals, and walking tours, and activating public and private spaces in the neighborhood with seasonal events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can join as a member, or neighbor, in the Strip District.
WHO WE ARE
Pamela Austin, President
Cory Bonnet, Vice President
Alyssa Falarski, Secretary
Judy Watts, Treasurer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nick Bunner • Chip Desmone • Christina French • Tim Gaber • Sandy Hanberry • Nick Hartner • Kevin Kerr • Racheallee Lacek • Jana Lake • Courtney List (Marketing Chair) • Mark Meyer • Robert Mullin • Lacy Schaefer • Craig Silverblatt • Brady Smith • Catina Stamoolis • Megan Stearman • Breanna Tyson • Chris Watts • Kate Wentroble (Membership Chair) • Robb Wilson
Christie Bengele • Courtney Brennan • Kathy Buechel • Geoff Campbell • JoAnn Fabrizio • James Gehlke • Corin Giglio • Kaylea Greenberg • Jonathan Hudson • Beth Lentz • Matt Napper • Rachel Rampa • Jan Receski • JJ Richardson • Michael Troiani • John Valentine • Larry Walsh • Dean Welch
Candi Cybator • Chuck Hammel • Jeff Kumer • Michael Kutzer • Joseph Lagana • Andrew Masich • Sarah Moeller • Don Orkoskey • William Perry • Alan Siger
Kenneth Aquiline • Mohammed Burny • Allison Harnden • David Huffaker • Danielle Robinson • Chun (Pure) Zheng
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Lee Berger • Courtney Brennan • Kathy Buechel • Nick Bunner • Beth Edwards • Adam Erlichman • Rachaellee Lacek • Jana Lake • Beth Lentz • Brooke Murphy • Rachel Rampa • Gary Sabo • Craig Silverblatt • Michael Troiani • Breanna Tyson • John Valentine
At Strip District Neighbors we want to hear from you. Communication with our members and those interested in our community is vital to helping us fulfill our mission.