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Just what is Our Next 75?

A regionwide initiative on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Renaissance to rededicate today’s and tomorrow’s leaders to the “Pittsburgh Values” of citizen leadership, commitment to community, and collaboration toward the next generation of regional transformation.

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Today's and
Tomorrrow's Leaders

Our Next 75 is an opportunity for the Pittsburgh region to take stock of where we are and where we can go, bringing together today’s and tomorrow’s leaders from across the 10 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania to better understand what each are doing to make the region a better place, and how we can better support one another into the future to make it happen.

Our Next 75 is encouraging the Pittsburgh region’s citizen leaders of all ages and backgrounds to renew their commitment to the “Pittsburgh Values” of putting the community first; building bridges, collaborating and seeking alignment; and setting audacious goals and working aggressively to make them a reality.

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"Pittsburgh Values"

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75th Anniversary of
"Pittsburgh Renaissance"

Our Next 75 is an initiative of the Allegheny Conference on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the first “Pittsburgh Renaissance,” a time when the Pittsburgh region’s public and private sector leaders came together to tackle the twin challenges of improving the environment and reinventing the economy. The foundation has been laid but the work is unfinished – it is up to today’s and tomorrow’s leaders to position the Pittsburgh region for the future.

Why now?

2019 represents the 75th anniversary of a unique moment in the Pittsburgh region and nation’s history, a time during World War II when public and private sector leaders put down their differences and came together to make a better place.

Led by financier R.K. Mellon and Mayor David L. Lawrence of the City of Pittsburgh, these leaders identified the post-war challenges Pittsburgh had to overcome – smoky skies, polluted rivers and a decaying urban environment – and made no small plans. They worked together to make them a reality. Over the course of a generation, the smoke cleared, the rivers ran cleaner and the region became known as among the most livable in America

The Pittsburgh Values they adopted – citizen leadership, commitment to community and public-private partnership – have guided ever more diverse groups of leaders through bad times and good, from the collapse of the region’s industrial base in the 1980s to its emergence in the 21st century as a global leader in innovation in energy and the digital and life sciences.

Today, our region stands on the eve of a new decade and the next generation of transformation, the beginning of Our Next 75.

Who’s leading the effort?

Our Next 75 is an initiative of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development on the occasion of its 75th anniversary in 2019, made possible in part through the generous support of PEOPLES, HIGHMARK, and US STEEL.

Jeff Broadhurst, president and CEO of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, and Toni Murphy, Regional Vice President of Comcast Business, are co-chairing a steering committee comprised of a diverse group of leaders from across southwestern Pennsylvania.

We’re bringing together today’s and tomorrow’s citizen leaders from all 10 counties to talk about the challenges facing our region, to set priorities and to renew our commitment to get the job done. We’re asking you to join with us in a regionwide effort to think about our region’s Next 75.

- Jeff Broadhurst and Toni Murphy

75th Anniversary Steering Committee

Joseph Alampi
Jim Ambrose
Desmone Architects
Neysha Arcelay
Precixa LLC
Courtney A. Boone
Westinghouse Electric Company
Eric Boughner
BNY Mellon
Jeff Broadhurst
Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Inc.
Tacy M. Byham PhD
Development Dimensions International, Inc.
Itha Cao
City of Pittsburgh
Kenny Chen
Tracy J. DeCock
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Karen Wolk Feinstein PhD
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Caine Finnerty
WATT Fuel Cell
Evan Frazier
Highmark Health
Richard L. Fruehauf
United States Steel Corporation
James Gibbs
Josiah Gilliam
POISE Foundation
Jason E. Hazlewood
Reed Smith LLP
Christopher B. Howard PhD
Robert Morris University
Michael Huwar
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc.
Paige Kassalen
Covestro LLC
Kurt J. Lesker, IV
Kurt J. Lesker Company
Dominique Luster
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Jeff Mallory
Duquesne University
Erin McDowell
Range Resources Corporation
Laurie R. Mizrahi
Mizrahi, Inc.
Toni Murphy
Aradhna M. Oliphant
Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc.
Arthur Pang
Lindsay Powell
City of Pittsburgh
Devesh Sharma PhD
Aquatech International Corporation
Andréa Stanford
Allegheny County
Melia Tourangeau
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Randy P. Vulakovich
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Diamonte Walker
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Gina Winstead
Pittsburgh Technology Council

Past Events

Our Next 75 brought together collectively over 1,000 regional leaders to renew their commitment to the region. Thank you to all who joined us to make this initiative a success.

Our Next 75 Panel Discussion

icon for date of eventAugust 26, 2019 icon for location of eventHeinz History Center

With new opportunities beckoning and new challenges gathering, we partnered with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to assemble a distinguished panel of thought leaders and innovators to help shape Pittsburgh's conversation and its next economic conversion.

The panel included:

  • Moderator: David Shribman
    Executive Editor Emeritus, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Dr. Joylette Portlock
    Executive Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh
  • Christopher Briem
    Regional Economist, University of Pittsburgh's Center for Social and Urban Research
  • Mike Connelly
    Editor, The Buffalo News
  • Farnam Jahanian
    President, Carnegie Mellon University

Regional Visioning Workshops

A collection of leaders in southwestern Pennsylvania helped us understand the biggest challenges and opportunities the Pittsburgh region faces. Click here to view a photo gallery from the three events.

Washington, Fayette, Greene County Forum

icon for date of event May 6, 2019

icon for location of event Noahs Event Venue, Southpointe
2000 Town Center Boulevard
Canonsburg, PA 15317

icon for time of event Registration: 2:30 PM
Program: 3:00 PM
Reception: 4:30 PM

Comcast Business, a sponor of the Washington Regional Visioning Workshop

Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong County Forum

icon for date of eventMay 7, 2019

icon for location of event Westmoreland Museum of American Art
221 North Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15106

icon for time of eventRegistration: 2:30 PM
Program: 3:00 PM
Reception: 4:30 PM

S&T Bank, a sponor of the Westmoreland Regional Visioning Workshop

Butler, Beaver, Lawrence County Forum

icon for date of eventMay 22, 2019

icon for location of event Noahs Event Venue, Cranberry
10020 Pendleton Way
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

icon for time of eventRegistration: 2:30 PM
Program: 3:00 PM
Reception: 4:30 PM

Eatin Park Hospitality Group, a sponor of the Butler Regional Visioning Workshop

Our Next 75 Summit

As the culmination of three Regional Visioning Workshops, 1,000+ leaders from across our region joined us for a summit. Today’s and tomorrow’s leaders compared notes on what they’re doing to move the region forward, found ways to better align their efforts, and committed to working together on transformational regional projects to take the Pittsburgh region into the future.

If you're interested in learning more, check out the Summit page.