Welcome to Wilkinsburg
Thank you for visiting the Borough of Wilkinsburg’s web site. Wilkinsburg is a community known for the wonderful spirit of its residents. It’s the same sprit that built this community during the early days of this country. You can feel this spirit as we work to promote unity and further develop our community.
Welcome to Wilkinsburg Borough! Our website was recently renovated to better serve Wilkinsburg residents. From finding out about current borough initiatives and submitting a service request to paying parking tickets, we have packed our site with something useful for everyone. Our website and Facebook page are constantly updated by our borough staff, so please check back regularly!
Over the past four years, I enjoyed serving as a member of Wilkinsburg Borough Council, most recently as Vice President. Through this role, I was able to develop an expertise for the issues most immediately affecting Wilkinsburg residents and how best to address them.
In January 2018, I was sworn in as the 10th Mayor of Wilkinsburg Borough. I feel confident in my ability to make the transition to serve as your Mayor, and I am excited to work with our great police department under the wonderful leadership of Chief Coleman. In my new capacity as Mayor, I will ensure that our issues and successes are highlighted at higher levels and we are included in important discussions regarding our region.
Wilkinsburg is poised for even greater success. To build on this, I vow to work alongside our dedicated police department, borough staff, and passionate residents to embark upon bold, progressive, and ambitious projects to give our municipality the tools it needs to continue to grow and thrive.
Moving forward together!
Mayor Marita Garrett
Wilkinsburg’s Mayor Marita Garrett is the Borough’s 10th Mayor. She was sworn into office in January 2018.
The Mayor of Wilkinsburg is elected every four years. The primary responsibility of the Mayor is oversight of the police department. The Mayor works closely with the Police Chief to ensure that the Police Department is operating efficiently and effectively. The Mayor also attends council meetings, and votes when necessary to break a tie. Our Mayor is an important representative of the community, and often performs ceremonial duties involving the Borough government.
To reach the Mayor’s Office, please call (412) 244-2900.
Donn R. Henderson
Donn R. Henderson is the Borough Manager and started at the Borough in June of 2016. He has been involved in community development at all levels as a Borough Manager in Charleroi, Two Term Township Supervisor in Fallowfield Township and Main Street Manager in Irwin and Charleroi. Donn has served on a variety of volunteer and appointed Boards; Pres. Mon Valley United Way, Pres. Mon Valley Initiative, Washington County Redevelopment Authority, Washington County Tourism, Charleroi Library Board, Lions Club, Community Development Corp. and various other community projects. Currently Donn serves on the Pa. Downtown Center Board.
He is married to Lorrie Henderson and has one son, Ryan.