Elected Officials

Sharpsburg Borough Council members for 2017

Welcome to Sharpsburg!


Richard Panza Mayor

Mayor Richard C. Panza

“It is my privilege, honor and pleasure to serve the people of Sharpsburg for the past 60 years as a police officer, councilman and mayor. I wish all the best for our great community!”

Political Experience: Sharpsburg Police Dept. 1957-1965; Sharpsburg Mayor 1965-1973; Sharpsburg Council 1973-2010; Sharpsburg Mayor 2010-2018
Professional / Civic Affiliations: Elks, American Legion
Education: Sharpsburg High School and Stetson University and Police Academy. Continued education through Allegheny County and Pennsylvania for training as a public official

Borough Council:
Karen Paster, Council President

Karen Pilarski-Pastor – President
Ex Officio of All Committees

“I was born and raised in Sharpsburg and love that we’ve preserved our hometown feel. I want Sharpsburg to be the place my grandchildren choose as their home.  As our town progresses, it’s important to include everyone who made Sharpsburg their home over the years as they are the people who made our town what it is today.  At the same time, we also want to attract and welcome new businesses and residents who can help take us into the future.” 

Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Political Experience: Sharpsburg Council, 2 terms. Elected twice by Council to serve as Council President.
Professional / Civic Affiliations:  Firefighter for  Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Allegheny County Station 265; American Legion Post 106 Ladies Auxiliary; St. Juan Diego’s Pastoral Council, Mass Lector and CCD Teacher.
Education:  St. Mary’s, Sharpsburg – 12 years

Matthew V Rudzki, Council

Matthew V. Rudzki – Vice President
Finance Chairperson

“I am a lifelong, fifth-generation resident of Sharpsburg.  I advocate for progressive, sustainable, & responsible community-oriented policies to make Sharpsburg a great place to live, work, and play.”

Occupation:  Attorney
Political Experience: Appointed to Council April 2011; Elected 2012, 2016
 Professional or Civic Affiliations: Duquesne Law Alumni Association; Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs; Washington & Jefferson College Alumni. Serve as Board Member of All of Us Care Advisory Council; Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone; Fox Chapel District Association; Sharpsburg Historical Commission; Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization; St. Juan Diego Parish Pastoral Council
 Education: Duquesne University School of Law, 2013; Washington & Jefferson College, 2008
 Louis Costanzo

Louis Costanzo – President Pro-Tempore
Public Safety Chairperson

“I love this town and am so thankful to the residents who have elected me to serve on council these past two terms. I look forward to continuing my service as Fire Chief for  Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department.”

Occupation: Assistant Manager, Meat Dept., Giant Eagle
Political Experience: Sharpsburg Council, 10 years
Professional / Civic Affiliations: Fire Chief  for  Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Allegheny County Station 265 for 18 years, Firefighter member for 40 years
Education: Fox Chapel High School, A.W. Beatty Technical School

 Greg Domian

Gregory P. Domian
Personnel Chairperson

“I dedicate my service to Sharpsburg because I was born here and I have an inner-drive to make Sharpsburg the best it can be!”

Occupation: Vice President, Sales / Marketing
Political Experience: Sharpsburg Council, two terms
Professional / Civic Affiliations: 2017 Council Person of the Year – Pennsylvania State Boroughs Association
Education: Associate Degree in Specialized Business

Adrianne Laing, Council

Adrianne Laing
Public Works Chairperson

“I am committed to Sharpsburg and inspired by it’s community members.  I am serving on Council to advocate for the community and work towards positive growth and progress.”

Occupation: Program Manager at the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Political Experience: This is my first political experience.
 Professional / Civic Affiliations: Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization, Kerr Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, Sharpsburg Representative for the North Hills Council of Governments
 Education: B.S. in Behavioral Sciences
Brittany Reno, Council

Brittany Reno
Health & Property Chairperson

“Sharpsburg is a beautiful community made up of interesting and caring people, and I feel personally called to join my neighbors in contributing my time to make this unique little place safer, healthier, and even more welcoming for the people who live here. As the community experiences unprecedented growth and investment, it’s important that local leadership looks out for the best interests of residents, especially regarding access to opportunity for those who aren’t traditionally considered in matters of economic development, and engages all Sharpsburgers in the ongoing process of determining the direction and building the future of our community.”

Occupation: Executive Director, Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization
Political Experience: Appointed to Council March 2015. Elected to continue serving in November 2015. Currently running for re-election.
Professional or Civic Affiliations: Sharpsburg Health & Borough Property Council Committee Chair; Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) Sharpsburg delegate; Sharpsburg Shade Tree Commission member; Public Allies Pittsburgh AmeriCorps alumna; Community Library Association board member; La Dorita Cares board member
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Media and Professional Communications with a concentration in Corporate and Community Relations
Larry Trozzo

Lawrence Trozzo
Zoning/Planning/Code Chairperson

Occupation: Retiree
Political Experience: Sharpsburg Council, 2 terms
Professional / Civic Affiliations: Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Allegheny County Station 265
Education: High School Diploma