The Allegheny Conference on Community Development was recognized by the national Alliance for Regional Stewardship (ARS) with the “Ten Award” for Distinguished Achievement in Sustained Stewardship at ACCE's annual convention which was held this year in Louisville, Ky.
The “Ten Award” was established by ARS early in 2010. It was launched to recognize an organization that demonstrates ambitious and steadfast advancement of regional stewardship over a period of at least 10 years. The Ten Award recognizes the exceptional accomplishments embodied in maintaining successful public-private, cross-jurisdictional, development over time.
“We greatly appreciate this recognition from our peer organizations at the Alliance for Regional Stewardship. The Conference today draws its strength from a legacy of committed civic leadership that believes in the enduring power of public-private partnerships to shape the future of our region. Our thanks go to our leadership on our boards and our Regional Investors Council who bring vision and focus to our efforts to stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life for everyone throughout the Pittsburgh region,” said Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference.
A decade ago, the civic leadership of the Pittsburgh region adopted a new, regional approach to improving the economy and quality of life in the ten counties of southwestern Pennsylvania. By bringing together four non-profit organizations under one umbrella, the Allegheny Conference became a new model nationally and even internationally. In the years since its inception, the Conference has improved the business climate; increased investment in transportation, rejuvenated Pittsburgh’s reputation in the arts, fostered inclusion, pushed education reform, streamlined local government, and more.