This holiday season, I want to thank you all for volunteering here in the City of Pittsburgh. Many of you served with Mayor Ravenstahl’s seven servePGH initiatives to create true impact in our communities. Whether you have helped revitalize a vacant lot, shoveled snow for an elderly neighbor, or made a two-year commitment to “redding up” your neighborhood, thank you for helping to address our City’s greatest needs. Working together, we can make a difference.
As a part of his commitment to citizen service, Mayor Ravenstahl believes in recognizing exceptional volunteers. That’s why he recently established his Citizen Service Award, a special award that honors individuals and organizations that are strongly committed to addressing local challenges and enhancing the quality of life in the City of Pittsburgh. Past recipients have included socially-responsible business owners, non-profit leaders, board members, community advocates, youth volunteers, and others.
We invite you to nominate citizen volunteers that you deem worthy of this honor. Awardees do not need to be residents of Pittsburgh, but their service should have a positive impact on the City. You can nominate yourself or another community member who has gone above and beyond to give back to our neighborhoods. Recipients will be honored with a City of Pittsburgh Proclamation and a personal letter of thanks from Mayor Ravenstahl. Recognition will be awarded on a rolling basis.
If you would like to share your volunteer accomplishments, or know of someone who is making an impact in your community, help us recognize their service by filling out this nomination form. More information may be found at servepgh.pittsburghpa.gov.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or 412-255-2280.
Thank you once again and happy holidays!
About Cities of Service and servePGH
On September 10, 2009, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl pledged that the City of Pittsburgh would help the country achieve the goals of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act by joining New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and fifteen other Mayors from across our nation to launch the Cities of Service coalition. The bipartisan coalition includes more than 100 mayors – representing nearly 50 million Americans – who have committed to work together to engage citizens in a multi-year effort to address pressing city needs through impact volunteerism. By signing the Declaration of Service, Mayor Ravenstahl committed to developing a coordinated strategy to utilize service as a significant municipal strategy for addressing local challenges.
Mayor Ravenstahl launched servePGH in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh’s citizens in service and answer President Obama’s national call to volunteerism. Through seven new and innovative servePGH initiatives, Mayor Ravenstahl has engaged citizens in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize City blocks, restore vulnerable resident’s homes, help middle-school youth navigate life’s challenges and more. Additional information is available at servepgh.pittsburghpa.gov.
Mayor's Office of Service and Civic Engagement
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2280 | facsimile 412-255-2988