First, and most importantly, I’d like to begin by wishing you all a very Happy New Year. Although we have great momentum on many fronts, each New Year brings an added incentive to keep our designation as “America’s Most Livable City” alive and well.
During the last few years my administration has developed a blueprint for Pittsburgh, which serves as the groundwork for our City’s programs and initiatives. With your help, we will continue supporting our current residents and business owners, while telling our amazing story to those outside the city. Through these collective efforts, the story of Pittsburgh will continue to attract new residents and businesses.
One of our greatest assets is our rivers. We are working to reactivate our riverfronts and connect them to our neighborhoods. The success of these efforts will create more vibrant neighborhoods for residents to live, work and play.
We have invested heavily in our children’s education through the Pittsburgh Promise by offering students the education, tools and resources they need to be “Promise Ready” now and in years to come. I look forward to continuing to work with our world class colleges and universities to support our “Promise Ready” students as well as finding solutions to our City’s challenges.
This year I want to encourage all of you to renew your commitment to service and volunteerism in your community. Together, we can address our community’s most pressing issues and build healthy, strong neighborhoods.
Those of us who have lived here for the greater part of our lives tend to overlook or take for granted just what a terrific city Pittsburgh is. I think a good new year’s resolution would be to remind ourselves every now and then just what a great city we live in, which could not be possible without great people like you.
Once again, thanks for your support and have a great New Year!
Mayor, City of Pittsburgh