Boards, Committees, and Authorities

Please use the links to the left to learn more about Authorities, Boards, and Commissions in Wilkinsburg.


Authorities are entities separate from the Borough. They have development powers, and are intended to assist the Borough and the community in achieving economic development goals, and with other long-range projects. With the exception of the Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority, Borough Council authorized the formation of the Authorities. Council appoints residents to serve on each Authority, but they otherwise operate independently. The Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority differs from other Authorities because it is a coalition serving a number of surrounding communities. Wilkinsburg’s Council appoints 3 members of the Board of the WPJWA, who represent the Borough’s interest on that Board. For more information on Municipal Authorities in general, click here.

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:

How To Get Involved

The Borough relies on residents to fill these volunteer positions on Boards, Commissions and Authorities. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill download and fill out the application below, mail to 605 Ross Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, email it to or turn it in the Borough Secretary on the first floor of the Borough Building in the Manager’s office.

Talent Bank Application