About Us

Our Vision

A Bloomfield where everyone can build a home, a business, and a future.

Our Mission

The mission of the Bloomfield Development Corporation is to build a thriving, diverse community through equitable engagement.

Our Values

Inclusion: We welcome and value people of all backgrounds, identities, and socioeconomic groups.

Livability: We advocate for physical accessibility and the overall health of the community. 

Stewardship: We strive to maintain the texture of the neighborhood and embrace Bloomfield’s historical richness. 

Transparency: We open our internal processes to the community. 

Equity: We foster community-oriented development centered on diversity and equal opportunity.

Sustainability: We efficiently use resources to maximize benefits to our organization, community, and environment.

History

Bloomfield shares its borders with Friendship, Garfield, Lawrenceville, The Strip District, Oakland and Shadyside. Liberty Avenue is the primary road that bisects the relatively flat neighborhood and is the site of our thriving business district. Bloomfield lies three miles east of downtown and encompasses 381.8 acres, or 1.1 percent of the city’s land. Bloomfield’s name was derived from an abundance of wild flowers that grew in the area when it was still a rural farm community.

Founded in 2007, Bloomfield Development Corporation works to: 

  • preserve and create affordable housing
  • provide small business resources and promotion
  • improve access and safety of infrastructure and mobility
  • provide direct assistance and connection with resources to residents

In 2019, the organization was among the first in Pittsburgh to receive Registered Community Organization status, a process created by 2018 legislation to ensure that community organizations truly represent their focus area as well as adhering to high standards of transparency and equitable access to information.

Board of Directors

Lauren Nichols
Associate Attorney
Goodrich & Associates

Jodi Lincoln
Development Associate
ACTION-Housing

Vicki Mayowski, Treasurer
Foster Holdings, Inc.

Kyle Gracey, Chair
Development Director
Data for Progress

Maura Bainbridge, Vice Chair
HIV Prevention and Care Project
University of Pittsburgh

Matthew Bremmer
Manager, Product Management and Innovation
Computershare

Maura Kay
Analytics Strategist
Fourth Economy

Amethy Welkel-Sandstorm
Landlord Engagement Specialist
Just Mediation Pittsburgh

Denise Mianzo
Realtor
Coldwell Banker Realty

Jennifer Kiley
Office of State Senator Jay Costa

Bruce Chan
Designer
Studio for Spatial Practice

Tara Fay Coleman
Arts Curator
Bunker Projects

Michael “Q” Roth
Farmer Support Specialist
Small Farm Central

Vlad Lunguu
Americorps Member
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Dave Zak, Secretary
Curatorial Assistant
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Maria Veneziale
Gift Shop Manager
West Penn Hospital

Brittany Bennett
Data Director
Working Families Party

Jake Wilfong
Project Manager: Operations
West Penn Hospital

Jennifer Onofray
Co-Owner
Two Frays Brewery

Julian McClain
Program Coordinator & Development Officer
True T Pittsburgh

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