Please use the links below to learn more about Boards, Committees, and Authorities in Wilkinsburg.
Boards and Commissions*
The Borough Council appoints Wilkinsburg residents as volunteers to a number of Boards and Commissions. Each group has a unique mission to assist Council in governing, and oversees a targeted area of operation or service provided by the Borough. Council has sole discretion on appointments and removals from these entities.
* NOTE: The School Board is not listed in this section because it does not operate under the domain of the Borough of Wilkinsburg's government. For information about the School Board, please visit:
Authorities are separate entities from the Borough. The authorities have development powers, and are intended to assist the Borough and the community in economic development goals, and with other long-range projects. With the exception of the Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority, Council authorized the formation of the authorities. Council appoints residents to serve on each authority, but the authorities otherwise operate independently from the Borough.
The Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority differs from the other Authorities because it is a coalition serving a number of surrounding communities. Wilkinsburg's Council appoints three members to Board of the WPJWA, who represent the Borough's interest on that Board.
For more information on Municipal Authorities, see the following resources: