Welcome to Churchill Borough

A residential community located 10 miles east of Pittsburgh, the Borough of Churchill offers welcoming neighborhoods, wooded hills, and a rich history dating back to 1773.  2.5 square miles in area with a population of 3,011, Churchill Borough welcomes you.

After exploring our website, if you have any questions, please visit our Contact Us page or call the Borough office at 412-241-7113.

Public Announcements 

The Tree Committee of Churchill:

The Tree Committee of Churchill is an official ad hoc committee of the Churchill Borough Council's Zoning Committee.  It was formed at the request of concerned and dedicated residents who wanted to act to preserve the beautiful trees throughout the Borough.  The Committee has had two productive meetings, and as a result of their discussions and research, they have written an informative report, "Does Money Grow On Trees?" for the benefit of our citizens.  Please read the attached report  "Does Money Grow On Trees?".   If you would like to attend a free lecture on Tree Talk at the Blackridge Civic Association on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7 PM, please see attached flyer.

Churchill Borough Council Appoints New Council Member: 

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at a Special Council Meeting, Council appointed a new Council Member, Adam McDowell.  Mr. McDowell was selected from three (3) candidates who interviewed for the position.  Council had thirty (30) days to fill the vacancy left by our departed member, Raymond Jurewicz.

It is generally assumed that it takes about a year to get acclimated to the role of Council Member during the first term--assuming the previous 6-12 months have been spent campaigning, learning, and complying with the County Board of Election requirements.  So that's about a 18-month learning curve.

McDowell's current solid understanding of the role indicates that he has been previously preparing for it and for that reason, is most likely to be effective from the start.  This was a limiting factor, since the vacated term expires soon--in December, 2019, less than 18 months from now.

All three interviewees were good candidates who would bring diverse perspectives and ideas to our deliberations.  Our gratitude to all who stepped up and best wishes to them to continue the pursuit of public service, if as an office holder or otherwise.  Elective office is difficult path to take, but it is deeply satisfying knowing that you are doing it to help a community as special as ours.  We encourage each to seek office via the normal 6-12 month campaign and election process.  The seat will be up for re-election shortly, starting with the Spring, 2019 primaries.

Mr. McDowell will be sworn in at the Council Workshop, Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

Swiftreach Program:

In an effort to provide more reliable communication to our residents and businesses within the borough, we have implemented the Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification Service Provider.  This system will enable us to launch alerts to your home or cell phone.  It will be used to communicate Borough information only.  If you would like to participate in this program, you have a couple of options: You can login into the Swiftreach Portal located at the right of this page, or complete the attached participation form and return it to:  Borough of Churchill, 2300 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235 or email the form to the office@churchillborough.com.  Also, if a resident gets new information pertaining to their email, phone number, etc., please contact the Borough Office with the updated information as soon as possible or login onto the Swiftreach website and update your information.

Civil Service Commission Vacancy:

There is vacancy for a new candidate on the Churchill Borough Civil Service Commission.This position is for a six-year term. Please review the attached document explaining the Rules and Guidelines of the Civil Service Commission. All interested candidates, please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume to the office@churchillborough.com or via U.S. Mail to the Borough of Churchill, Attention: Churchill Borough Council, 2300 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.   If you have any questions pertaining to this vacancy, please do not hesitate to call the Borough Office at 412-241-7113.


Halloween Party - Sunday, October 28th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the Yagle Community Center.  Come in costume and enjoy games, prizes, treats, and entertainment.  This year's craft will be provided by Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.  Free to all.
Halloween Trick or Treating - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please light the entrance to your home if you plan to participate by distributing goodies.  Try to have your child wear something reflective.  The Churchill Borough Police and Fire Departments will be patrolling the streets.

More Articles and Local News

Visit our News page for more up-to-date information, our Calendar page for the latest happenings, and our Recreation section for details on upcoming community projects and events.

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