Who We Are


Our Mission & Approach

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, community-based organization focused on the development of the Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, PA.  The MWCDC works with partners in the local community, the City and the region to bring investment and development to Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights, while advocating for support and services to improve the quality of life and safety of the community.

We seek to bring together residents and business owners in Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights to cultivate growth, development and investment toward an even stronger and more livable community.

The MWCDC works with organizations like the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) as well as local developers on projects ranging from the renovation of residential properties to the redevelopment of storefronts. We also advocate for infrastructure improvements and city services for our community to help Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights to thrive. We recently worked with the Port Authority to include Mount Washington on public transit routes, increasing visitors and commerce in the community, while also helping residents receive better access to transportation.

In 2020 and beyond, we will increase our development efforts to support the attraction, retention and expansion of new and existing businesses, residents, and tourists in our community.

Board of Directors, 2022-2023

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors elected by MWCDC Members at an annual October meeting. The Directors maintain fiduciary responsibility for the organization, are elected for 3-year terms and sign Ethics Statements and Conflict of Interest Statements upon becoming Board Members.

  • Perry Ninness, President
  • Sheen Sehgal, Vice President
  • Joe Rewis, Treasurer


  • Christina Grossman
  • Jean Novak
  • Leigh Ann Wilson
  • Joe Rewis
  •  Anne Burroughs
  • Howard Todd
  • Bob Zilch

  • Robert Kohnfelder

Our Partners & Sponsors

  • Birmingham Foundation
  • CDBG
  • Duquesne Light
  • Heinz Endowments
  • Hillman Foundation
  • Jackson Charitable Trust 2014
  • Laurel Foundation
  • National Environmental Education
  • Foundation
  • PNC Charitable Trust 2014
  • PNC Foundation
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • Roy A. Hunt Foundation
  • UPMC
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority,
  • Mainstreets Program
  • Window Box Garden Club
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • TreeVitalize
  • City of Pittsburgh
  • URA
  • The Office of Councilwoman Kail-Smith
  • The Office of Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak
  • The Office of Councilman Bruce Kraus
  • VisitPittsburgh
  • Duquesne Incline
  • Port Authority
  • GTECH Strategies
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • National Park Service
  • Allegheny Land Trust
  • Hilltop Alliance
  • West End Alliance
  • East Liberty Development, Inc.
  • PCRG
  • Venture Outdoors
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Tree Pittsburgh
  • StormWorks
  • Pittsburgh Cares
  • Penn State Extension
  • Civil & Environmental Consultants

We thank you!

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Get In Touch

Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
608 Virginia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
412.481.3220   |   info@mwcdc.org