Manager's Coffees

Cranberry’s popular Community Coffee series includes plenty of hot java and informal conversation with Cranberry Township Manager Jerry Andree. This casual series of community-based conversations, held monthly at different sites throughout the Township, provides local residents with an opportunity to hear first-hand what Cranberry’s municipal government is thinking about doing, what it’s working on now, what it has recently completed, and to pose their own questions to the Manager. 

Venues for the Coffee series in the past have included residential neighborhoods, business locations, and Township facilities. 

There is no charge to attend any of the events, and no reservations are required, although RSVPs for planning purposes to 724-776-4806, x 1089 is appreciated.

2017 Coffee Schedule

Keeping Cranberry Safe
Wednesday, October 18    7:00 PM 
Public Safety Training Center (behind Public Works, next to Community Park) 
Driving Directions.   
Real emergencies – fires, crashes, workplace accidents, and more – typically require a response from multiple agencies.  Time is always of the essence and coordination between the services is critical.  In most major cities, all the key emergency services operate as municipal departments.  In Cranberry, however, those agencies each have their own history, administration and financial lives.  That presents distinctive challenges to the Township’s emergency operations – ones that the leaders of those services have been working on for years to ensure a seamless response to emergencies in Cranberry.  

Township Manager Jerry Andree, together with Cranberry’s Chief of Police, its EMS Executive Director, and the Township’s Director of Fire and Emergency Services, will host a Coffee and Conversation session.  They will discuss how local residents should keep themselves safe and how the Township itself prepares for and responds to emergencies.

Attendance at this informational event is free and open to anyone.  No advance reservations are required, but for planning purposes, an RSVP to 724-776-4806 x1089 would be appreciated.

Tuesday, September 19 at 11:30 AM. Cranberry Highland Golf Course Clubhouse

Cranberry coffee get-together to focus on redevelopment

Why should a community growing as fast as Cranberry be concerned about re-developing?  Local residents who attend an informal picnic lunch on September 19 with Township Manager Jerry Andree will find out.    

Even though Cranberry’s residential and commercial development remains strong and ongoing, available land is dwindling, property uses continue to evolve, buildings grow obsolete, houses wear out, the economy keeps shifting, and the pace of investment could decline along with tax revenues.  

However, according to local officials, Cranberry is determined to stay in front of those changes.  Its proactive strategy involves crafting a policy of sustainable redevelopment which includes partnerships with private sector leaders, flexible regulations and inducements to encourage the adaptive reuse of existing structures.

Related topics at the interactive get-together will include projects currently in the pipeline, what types of development people would like to see coming into Cranberry, the best uses of undeveloped land, and how Cranberry can remain sustainable. 

2017 Coffees

  • How Cranberry got on the map, February 9, 7:00 PM
  • Coffee at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, March 28,  7:00 PM
  • Behind the Scenes with the EMS, May 9,  7:00 PM
  • Manager's Coffee Goes Wild, August 2017

2016 Coffees

  • Traffic Center Tour and Public Works Operations Facility, January 13, 10:00 AM
  • Thinking Outside the Trash...a Look at Cranberry's Recycling Efforts, February 2, 10:00 AM 
  • Live, Learn & Play! Cranberry Library and Parks & Recreation, March 23, 10:00 AM 
  • When It Rains, It Drains ...Stormwater Management, April 21, 7:00 PM  
  • School-Community Collaboration with SVSD Superintendent, May 24, 7:00 PM 
  • Butler County Commissioners, May 31, 10:00 AM
  • Cranberry Community Waterpark, August 2, 7:00 PM
  • Cranberry Highlands Golf Course, September 27, 2016,  7:00 PM
  • Behind the Scenes with the Volunteer Fire Company, October 17, 2016,  7:00 PM