Elizabeth Borough

The Borough of Elizabeth


Historical Background

Elizabeth was founded in the late 1700’s as a trading post and a boat-building community.

Famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their 1804 expedition from the Monongahela River in Elizabeth. John Walker, an Elizabeth shipbuilder, constructed a 55-foot keelboat for Lewis.

Elizabeth was well-known for glass making and safe making, and once was the home to two coal inclines.

Duquesne Today

The Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company has run the annual Riverfest Festival since 2009.

The town has a small, but healthy business district, spanning 4 blocks including a number of restaurants, floral shops, and the historic Grand Theater.


Total Population:1,358
Minority Population:46
Total Housing Units725
Percent Vacant Housing Units:9.8%
Median Household Income:$37,750
Per Capita Income:$20,831
Individuals Below Poverty Level:15.8%

Community Profile

Elizabeth Community Profile 

City Offices & Council

The Borough offices are located at 206 Third Avenue  | Elizabeth, PA 15037 and can be contacted by Phone at (412) 466-4746

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:30 am – 3:30 am | Tuesday & Thursday: Noon – 8:00 pm

Borough Staff

Staff PersonPosition
Pam SharpBorough Secretary
John SnelsonPolice Chief
Chad RagerFire Chief
Steve PichuraBuilding Inspector
Advanced Disposal Services Solid Waste of PennsylvaniaGarbage Collection
Glenn EngineeringEngineer
Patricia McGrailSolicitor

Borough Council

Council meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Elizabeth Learning Center, 7:30 pm. 

Elected OfficialPosition
V. Ann MaladyMayor
Monica GlowinskiPresident
Robin MillerVice President
Robin PayneCouncil Member (Main)
Chad RagerCouncil Member
Devie RollisonCouncil Member
Paul ShanerCouncil Member
Paula StevensCouncil Member

For more information, please visit the City’s Homepage.