A Community Development Focus

The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA), when it was formed in 2016, made it its mission to be more involved in the communities it serves and to support shorter term community projects that improve the quality of life for residents and attract new people to the region.

This is evidenced by our current projects, but we realize much work still needs to be done. The MVA is interested in participating in projects that make our communities more livable.

We support the Mon Valley with

Fallowfield Elementary Park

Former Charleroi Stadium Project

Coyle

    Join us for the first annual Halloweentown!

    October 28, 2018 12-6 pm
    Herman Mihalich Memorial River Launch, Monogahela St. Monessen, PA 15062

     

    • Horror Themed Arts and Crafts Market
    • Douglas Education Center Special Effects Open House
    • Zombie Readiness Society Mon Valley Trial #4: Urban Traverse game (Register at zrsociety.com)
    • Food and Games

    HalloweenTown is made possible in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Visionaries Fund.

    2018 Annual Gathering

    Thank you to all for joining us at our second Annual Gathering. We appreictae your support and look forward to continuing our partnerships to build a better Mon Valley.

    Town to Town Mini-Grant Program Announced

    Proceeds from the Mon Valley-Opoly Paint and Sip will go towards Mon Valley Alliance Foundation’s (MVAF) Community Development Fund that is implementing a mini-grant program for local individuals and businesses. MVAF will be awarding five separate $250 grants until the end of 2018 under a rolling application system. Mini-grant applications are due by no later than 2 p.m on the last day of the month for consideration for the next month.

    Potential applicants may include organizations such as educational institutions and schools, religious organizations, municipal organizations, parks and recreation and other groups whose main purpose is to benefit ...

    Mon Valley Alliance Elects Two to Serve on Board

    Charleroi, PA, February 19, 2018 – The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) announced today the election of two additional community leaders to its fifteen-member Board of Directors.

    Donna Weckoski and Jeremy Wallace were elected by the current members of the Board and began serving their terms January 1, 2018.

    “I am pleased to welcome our new board members and value skills, expertise and business experience that they will bring to this organizations,” said Christopher Whitlatch, CEO of MVA.

    Weckoski is the executive director of the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority. She has been with the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority for 15 years, ...

    MVA named managing organization for Monongahela River Water Trail

    Charleroi, PA, February 9, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Water Trail Partnership has named the Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) as the managing organization for the Monongahela River Water Trail.

    The Pennsylvania Water Trails Partnership, which manages the Pennsylvania Water Trails Program, is made up of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and the National Park Service.

    The water trail is designated with the Pennsylvania Water Trail Program. MVA plans to work closely with the Mon River Towns Program to form a strong coalition of organizations and individuals to work on ...

    Mon ValleyOpoly

    Order your copy of Mon ValleyOpoly online or look for it at Perked Up Cafe, CFS Bank locations, Greater Rostraver Chamber or Monongahela Chamber. You can also call in your order – 724-565-5638.

    Choose Your Impact with Community Development Funds

    MVA has created four new community development funds to help support and start new projects that strengthen the community and benefit the region: Mon Valley Community Development Fund, Workforce Readiness Fund, Startup Incubation Fund and the Historical Preservation Fund.