From the office of State Rep. Jake Wheatley

It’s our ninth year, and we’re still growing stronger! We began our journey together in December 2002 and we are still growing and learning from each other.
Saturday, September 10, 2011, will mark my ninth Community Appreciation Day for the 19th Legislative District, and I am looking forward to seeing you and your family between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Kennard Field, located off Reed Street between Kirkpatrick and Soho streets in the Hill District. As always, there will be plenty of free food, great entertainment and wonderful prizes for everyone!  

Community Appreciation Day was started as a way for me and The People’s Office to show you, the people, how much my staff and I appreciate serving you in Harrisburg and in Pittsburgh and to provide an opportunity for you to learn more about the resources available through our office.

Each and every year, this event has grown in attendance, organization and available services. This year promises to be our best ever.

If you live on the Northside or South Side or are one of the growing number of residents of our Central Business District, this event is for you.
If you live in Oakland, Hazelwood or one of the Hilltop communities (Beltzhoover, Knoxville, Arlington or Allentown), this event is for you. For the citizens of the Hill District, Uptown and everywhere within the 19th Legislative District, this is your community event and we have some wonderful things in store for you, so please do not miss this event – THIS IS YOUR DAY!

Thank you for allowing me the honor of serving you for another year. This event reflects some of the most important abilities of this position. I have arranged for you the chance to bring all your documents, electronics and other disposal items to have them discarded and shredded free.
The Community Appreciation Day has a family fun-filled atmosphere, but it also serves as an opportunity for you to learn more about what is transpiring in and around your community. We have provided for employers who are looking for workers as well as job training programs to set up shop to assist those of you who might be in the market for work.

There are health care providers who will be on site to assist those of you who may have not been able to make it to your physician this year.
If you have never been able to visit my constituent service office located at 2015 Centre Ave. (phone 412-471-7760), or if you have not been able to attend one of the many town hall meetings to discuss some of the things that are happening in your neighborhood, then please take some time and stop by Community Appreciation Day.

I will be there to answer your questions and concerns, and together we can continue to move our community forward as one. Together, we are the force which makes the 19th Legislative District great.

I would also like to remind everyone that, each month, I provide mobile office hours for Northside residents to access state services and information.
The mobile office hours are held the last Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allegheny City Room at the Carnegie Library Allegheny Branch, 1230 Federal St. A notary public is available during these hours, by appointment only.