More than 3,000 elected officials from every corner of the United States convened in Pittsburgh during the 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh from November 16 through 19. They attended general sessions, mobile workshops, and other collaborative events that helped to explore and attempted to solve national city priorities, including sustainability, transportation, innovative partnerships, and climate change. The Covestro Center for Community Engagement at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management hosted one of the mobile workshops, called the Corporate Connection, which focused on the idea that healthy relationships between nonprofit and corporate agencies are a key part of thriving cities of all sizes.
For Pittsburgh to successfully bridge burgeoning challenges – from staffing gaps to poverty issues – the region has to work collaboratively, and Covestro LLC President Jerry MacCleary believes it comes down to taking action and responsibility.
“This is my vision,” MacCleary said. “It’s about including, innovating and sustaining. We are a city on the rise. I truly believe we’re at a unique place in our history. Now the question is, ‘Where do we go from here?'” [Read more…]