Sharpsburg Borough

Sharpsburg Council is comprised of elected officials and a mayor. The Council meets monthly to discuss agenda items, pass resolutions, share committee items and to hear from its residents. We are here to serve you!

“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.”

Matthew Rudzki, Esq.


Occupation:  Attorney

Political Experience: Appointed to Council April 2011; Elected to Council 2012, 2016; Elected to Mayor 2017

Professional / 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

"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.”

Brittany Reno

President & Ex Officio of All Committees

Occupation: Executive Director, Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization

Political Experience: Appointed to Council March 2015. Elected to continue serving in November 2015. Elected in 2017. Elected to serve as President for 2017.

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

“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.” 

Karen Pilarski-Pastor

Vice President & Public Safety Chairperson

Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Political Experience: Sharpsburg Council, 3 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; Secretary/Treasurer of the North Hills COG Executive Board.
Education:  St. Mary’s, Sharpsburg – 12 years 

"I love to serve the borough and its constituents. Our history is rich in community!"

Adrienne Laing

New council member information coming soon!

“I am a lifelong resident of Sharpsburg and want to make sure that every citizen is informed as to what is actually going on in our town.  Sharpsburg is enjoying some exciting changes and during this time of change  it is extremely important that ALL residents fully understand these changes.”

Joe Simbari

Public Works Chairperson

Occupation: Automotive Sales – Woltz and Wind Ford;  Heidelberg PA

Political Experience: Sharpsburg Council, Sworn in 1/2/2018.

Education: Duquesne University, BSBA Accounting

“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!”

Gregory P. Domian

Personnel Chairperson

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

“I’ve always felt a calling to public service.  Serving on borough council now lets me take that to the next level – allowing me to work side by side with others that share my passion for improving the place that we all call home.”

Jonathan Jaso

Health / Property Chairperson

Occupation: 9-1-1 Dispatcher for Allegheny County 28 years
Political Experience: Sharpsburg Council, appointed 1/25/2018.
Professional / Civic Affiliations: Volunteer firefighter for almost 30 years and current member of Sharpsburg Fire Department
Education: Associate Degree in Computer Science.

Brad Truman

New council member information coming soon!

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1611 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215