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Since its founding, the Penn Hills Community Development Corporation has built three committees around issues deemed most important to the community:

Beautification and Sustainability:

Mission:  The mission of the Penn Hills Beautification and Sustainability Committee is to enhance and restore the beauty of the Municipality of Penn Hills.  The Committee will plant trees, establish gardens and otherwise decorate and improve the Municipality’s public landscape.  The Committee will further endeavor to educate and engage residents in beautification projects to benefit the community.

Organizational Advancement

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Mission: The mission of the Organizational Advancement (OA) Committee is to develop, establish and project a high caliber image for the Penn Hills CDC, its vision, Board of Directors, committees, members, residents and other stakeholders.  Spoken presentation, written publications and community engagement through social media will exemplify the integrity and credibility of the mission.  An intentional discourse is to be utilized to temper the tone and approach in all matters being considered including those that might be controversial. The OA Committee has the responsibility to review in advance any spoken or written presentations designed for public dissemination.

Community Economic Development

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Mission: The Community Economic Development Committee endeavors to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Penn Hills by creating an economic landscape that will allow for a healthy, vibrant and attractive business community.

FREE Milkweed Seedlings

Join the effort across North America to bring back the Monarchs!

The Monarch and Milkweed Project, supported by the PHCDC, will be giving away free milkweed seedlings at the Penn Hills Community Garden located at 1162 Jefferson Rd on Sunday, June 4 from 1-3 pm.

A total of 22 have helped us plant and grow 1000 milkweed seedlings in peat pots. As always, we are growing 3 types of native perennial milkweed, one for every type of garden. 

Butterfly Milkweed: 1-3' high, bright orange flowers, grows best in full sun with good drainage. Does not transplant well so leave it undisturbed once established.


Swamp Milkweed: 3-4' high, pink flowers, grows best in full to part sun in wet or average garden soils. An unattractive name for a beautiful plant!


Common Milkweed: 3-4' high, pink flowers and large seed pods, grows best in full sun with good drainage. It will spread by rhizomes so plant itwhere it has room to spread.