Newsmaker: Lois McCafferty

Melissa Daniels
| Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Noteworthy: McCafferty received a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council commemorating her service to community organizations in Brookline. The honor, sponsored by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, declared Sunday, April 27, 2014, as “Lois McCafferty Day” in the city of Pittsburgh.

Age: 59

Residence: Brookline

Family: Two adult children, Christina and Bill; two grandsons

Occupation: Board member at the Brookline Chamber of Commerce and the South Pittsburgh Development Corp.

Background: McCafferty has organized events such as the Taste of Brookline, Brookline Breezefest, Brookline Unveiled, Autumn Moon Festival and Brookline Sidewalk Sale. She has volunteered at Carrick High School and with local girls softball teams. She distributes a newsletter through the South Pittsburgh Development Corp. to update residents about construction and project developments.

Quote: “I love the people (of Brookline). I love the sense of having a place to walk around. The community itself is just very welcoming.”

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