Clean Pittsburgh Commission

The Clean Pittsburgh Commission (CPC) was established in August 2005 through legislation introduced to City Council by then Councilman Doug Shields and co-sponsored by then Council members Dan Deasy, Bill Peduto and Luke Ravenstahl. The CPC’s mission is: to work to improve the environmental quality of life of Pittsburgh residents through litter and illegal dumping prevention, clean-up and enforcement.

The CPC is comprised of 15 representatives from various City departments, local non-profits, individuals and community groups. The activities of the CPC are focused in three primary areas: 1) monitoring/awareness/prevention, 2) clean-up, and 3) enforcement. The primary function of the CPC is to provide oversight, direction, leadership, resources and assistance to community groups and individuals while serving as the liaison between these groups and the appropriate City departments.

Clean Neighborhood Stewards

The Clean Pittsburgh Commission keeps in contact with representatives who are involved in beautification work in their city neighborhoods.  These contacts are called Clean Neighborhood Stewards.  The CPC works with these stewards promote cleanup and beautification initiatives, contacts them with updates on grants and city programs and more.  If you are interested in becoming a Clean Neighborhood Steward, please contact our chair at

Together for a Cleaner Pittsburgh

In 2016, Shannon Chavez Productions created a video for the Clean Pittsburgh Commission’s 10th anniversary – Together for a Cleaner Pittsburgh.

The video, which highlights CPC members, neighborhood volunteers, and City employees who focus on clean-up efforts, debuted at our 2017 Meet N Greet.


  • Second Thursday of every month, 9:30 am.

Current Members

Sarah Alessio Shea, Pennsylvania Resources Council, Chair
Alicia Carberry, Office of the Mayor, Co-Chair
Erika Deyarmin-Young, Waste Management, Secretary
Kyle Winkler, Bureau of Environmental Services, Treasurer
Patty Chavez, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure 
Justin Stockdale, Pennsylvania Resources Council
Julie Asciolla, Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
Myrna Newman, Allegheny Cleanways
Melissa Rosenfeld, Department of Public Works
Aftyn Giles, Office of Sustainability and Resilience
Zeba Ahmed, Perry Hilltop