The City of McKeesport
Founded in 1768, McKeesport was named after Scotland settler David McKee who farmed and operated ferries along the Youghiogheny.
What is now Highland Grove was once the 1753 meeting spot between Native American Queen Allequippa and Major George Washington.
McKeesport once supported many industries such as boat-building, sawmills, tanneries, and brick yards.
McKeesport’s population grew to over 50,000 by 1930.
The Carnegie Free Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
New retail development is slated for an area along East Fifth Avenue, specifically around Orange Alley and Gleditsch Alley.
Total Population: 14,462
Minority Population: 5,887
Total Housing Units 7,754
Percent Vacant Housing Units: 19.3%
Median Household Income: $22,969
Per Capita Income: $15,466
Individuals Below Poverty Level: 23%
City Offices & Council
The Borough offices are located at 500 Fifth Avenue | McKeesport Pa 15132 and can be contacted by Phone at (412) 675-5020
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Staff Person Position
Matt Gergely City Manager
Bryan J. Washowich Police Chief
Jeff List Fire Chief
Steve Kondrosky Public Works Director
Chris House Building Inspector
Alfred Tedesco Community Development Director
Ron Brewster Code Enforcement
Falco Muscante Solicitor
James T. Haughey Housing Authority
Big's Sanitation Garbage/Recycling Collection
City Council meets first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Work shops are held again at 7:00 the Tuesday prior.
Elected Official Position
Michael E. Cherepko Mayor
Richard J. Dellapenna President
Dale McCall Vice Presient
James T. Barry Jr. Council Member
Jamie Brewster-Filotei Council Member
Daniel K. Carr Council Member
V. Fawn Walker-Montgomery Council Member
Keith Soles Council Member
For more information, please visit the City’s Homepage.