Carnegie Community Development Corporation

Helping to revitalize and renew Carnegie!

Our Mission

The Carnegie Community Development Corporation (CCDC) is a non-profit organization committed to encouraging the development and growth of a vibrant, diverse and healthy community.

The Overview

The CCDC has worked hard to re-build Carnegie back to the vibrancy of years past, overcoming the many struggles including failed re-development, flooding and fires. The CCDC has offered many programs through the years including a Business Attraction and Retention Program and a Facade Program, organizing the local building and business owners of Carnegie group (BBOC) and growing the Carnegie Crawl into a promotional tool for Carnegie.

Our Strategic Plan

  • Enhance and sustain our historic downtown business district
  • Market the unique location, assets and opportunities in Carnegie to a greater regional audience
  • Foster collaboration, dialogue and ownership among all members of the community

Our Staff

Joanne Letcher is the Executive Director of the Carnegie Community Development Corporation. Joanne was first on the Board of Directors then took over as ED in September of 2012. She has been an active business owner and building owner in Carnegie since 1989. Previous to that she also worked in Carnegie at Anchor Abstract Corporation. Having been here for over 30 years, Joanne has seen a lot of change and challenges but sees a very bright future for Carnegie. Joanne resides in Pennsbury Village (a suburb of Carnegie) with her two cats Chewie and Charlie. Her significant other, Scott Jones helped create the first Crawl posters with Carl the Snail and is an active “Crawler”.

The Board

The Carnegie Community Development Corporation is led by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of local business and community leaders. The Board ensures the health and vitality of the organization by providing fiscal oversight to the CCDC, by developing organization policy and by assisting with program development which is at the heart of the CCDC mission statement.

Contact Information:
150 E. Main St. Suite 205, Carnegie, PA 15106

The current CCDC board of directors:
Sarah Kanto, President; Larry Scott, Vice President; Greg McGuirer, Treasurer; Justin Dandoy, Secretary; Karyn Rok, Bryan Martindale, Terry Lee, Cynthia Volpe and Shane Franklin.

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