The Hilltop Alliance Board of Directors recently elected the following officers: Melvin C. Pollard, Mount Oliver City Block Watch, president; Phyllis B. Bianculli, Carrick Community Council, vice-president: Billie Michener, Hilltop Economic Development Corporation, treasurer; and, Suzanne Niederberger Photos, Mount Oliver City Block Watch, secretary.
New and returning board members include: Judy Hackel and Tom Smith, Allentown Community Development Corp.; Chuck Fallert, Carrick Community Council; and, Tom Plietz, Hilltop Economic Development Corporation.
Hilltop Alliance is a coalition of south Pittsburgh neighborhoods. This organization aims to preserve and create community assets through various programs, including an initiative for Keeping Homes on the Hilltop, and through three Action Teams that are working on Community Services Coordination, Repurposing Vacant Properties, and Public Safety. High on the list of challenges is to continue community engagement for planning future development.