We are proud to call the Mon Valley home.
The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and its “East Fork”—the Tygart Valley River—at Fairmont, West Virginia. The river is navigable its entire length with a series of locks and dams that maintain a minimum depth of 9 feet (2.7 m) to accommodate barges. In Pennsylvania, the Monongahela is met by two major tributaries: the Cheat River, which joins at Point Marion, and the Youghiogheny River, which joins at McKeesport.
MVA serves the Mid-Mon Valley, roughly defined as Elizabeth to Brownsville (North/South) and Smithton to Bentleyville (East/West). The communities that make up this area have a strong manufacturing heritage and though many communities have seen a decline in population, the area is still 100,000 people strong.
The area is also host to a variety of recreational activities, including:
The area is also home to many historical sites, including:
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Get lucky on Friday the 13th this April. Join us for our first annual Casino Night to benefit our community development funds. It is a night full of fun games for prizes. Tickets are available online and just $25 general admission or $45 for VIP. Doors open at 6 pm and games are from 6:30 to 8:30. Prizes awarded at 9:00. It all happens at By George’s catering space at 1st Monongahela St. Monessen, PA. You may also call 724-565-5638 for tickets.
The MVA would like to thank our Casino Night Sponsors. If you would like to join us as a sponsor for this event, contact us at 724-565-5638.
The Protin Group
Monongahela Valley Hospital
Mon Valley Transit Authority
Monongahela Chamber of Commerce
State Farm – Lisa Doria
Mon Valley Independent
Beynon & Co. Inc.
Bassi, Vreeland & Associates, P.C.
Chaney’s Natural Spa
Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce
Monongahela Chamber of Commerce
Lucchesi’s Bar & Restaurant
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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.