General Information
CDBG Program Manager
Suzanne Kepple
Phone Numbers
(724) 983-3231
Emergencies: Dial 911
155 W Connelly Blvd

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Community Development

Community & Economic Development Department

The Community and Economic Development Department is responsible for various community and economic development projects and programs in the City of Sharon.

The department administers grant programs, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and other economic and community projects. The department partners with other community and economic organizations throughout the City of Sharon, Mercer County, and the Shenango Valley.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The City of Sharon is an entitlement CDBG municipality, which means Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides an annual allocation. Funding from this source supports all administrative components of the Community & Economic Development Department.

City projects supported through this funding source include:

  • Code Enforcement
  • Demolition and Clearance Activities
  • Housing Rehabilitation Program, including Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Lots to Love program
  • Public Facility Improvements (including street repairs)
  • Shenango Valley Shuttle Service
  • Various economic development activities

Sharon Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update

The City of Sharon is currently preparing its comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance update. We expect the comprehensive plan process to engage the public and key community groups and leaders in ways which provide meaningful participation and support for the outcome of the process. The final product should be visually engaging, user-friendly document that can convey the intent, vision, and plan recommendations in a way that is easily understood by the general public and policy-makers alike.

Blight Strategy Plan

In its continuing effort to fight blight and promote community investment, the City of Sharon assembled a Blight Task force to develop a comprehensive plan to implement effective strategies to address blight. The report sets forth the work of the Blight Task Force and includes recommendations for implementation