806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Board of Directors

Board Members

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Communications Secretary
  • Seargent at Arms

Ann Gilligan

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Council and the Executive Committee, and shall be ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. He shall appoint special committees, and shall perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office. The president will prepare an armuai budget for presentatíon to the annual meeting. The budget must be approved by a majority of members present at a regular or special membership meeting.   Read Letters from the Gazette 

Tom Barbush

The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to act, and shall assist the Presìdent whan called upon. 

Cathy Serventi

Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection and disbursement of all moneys of the Council, and the payment of all bills, and shall submit a monthly financial statement. His or her records shall be subject to an annual audit. No bills which are not line items in the approved budget for the fiscal year shall be paid without the approval of a majority of members present at a regular or special membership meeting. 

Bob Griewahn

The Corresponding Secretary shall be responsible for all communications pertaining to the business of the council, shall insure that all official Council correspondence and other documentation be archived, and shall act as Chair of the Communications Committee. The Corresponding Secretary will be copied in all Council correspondence, including e-mail. 

Trish Burton

The Communications Committee, chaired by the Communications Secretary, shall take care of all communication activities and archiving activities ofthe Council. These activities include: maintaining the Council’s web site, responding to and/or redirecting e-mail, setting up and monitoring the telephone answering machine, maintaining mailing lists and producing mailing labels, maintaining supplies of Council stationery and maintaining the historical archive files. The Communication Committee will be responsible for the monthly publication of the Allegheny West Gazette which will be distributed throughout Allegheny West. 

Sara Beck Sweeney

It shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms to maintain order at the direction of the President. He or she shall be responsible for greeting and seating all guests, and shall insure that all in attendance at the regular meeting register their names on the attendance form, and shall establish the presence of a quorum as defined in Article VIII, Section 6. 



The Property Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the operation of all Council owned properties. All property managers, volunteer or paid, shall report on a timely basis to this committee. The Treasurer ofthe Council and the Chairman of the Housing and Planning committee shall be eX-ofñcio members of this committee. No member of the Property Committee may have any financial interest in any property owned or managed by the Council. The Chairman ofthe Property Committee will NOT be authorized to disburse funds from any council Account.

Chair: Michael Sheeley


Shall be responsible for adding new members to the roll and for maintaining present membership. It is also responsible for maintaining Contact with all residents of Allegheny West, both members and non-members of Civic Council, to keep them informed of neighborhood and Council activities. The Membership Committee will be responsible for the monthly publication of the Allegheny West Gazette which will be distributed throughout Allegheny West.

Chair: Tim Zinn

Ways & Means

Shall be responsible for all fund raising activities of the Council.

Chair: John DeSantis

Housing and Planning

Shall be responsible for the physical planning and housing conditions in Allegheny West. It should be as representative as possible of residential, business, and institutional sectors of the neighborhood.

Chair: Robin Zoufalik

Friends of Allegheny

Support and services from individuals, from both within and outside of Allegheny West, who are concerned with the human and physical development within the neighborhood.

Chair: Diane Caruso

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