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Harrisburg is a town with a rich history that spans more than 200 years. As the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we attract thousands of people to our city to live, work and play. Our city is poised for a great economic recovery, and there is a palpable optimism on our streets as we look forward to the next four years under new administration.

Our city is on the move. Our future will be even greater than our past!

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    In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to encourage communities to implement a coherent “cradle – to ‐ college ‐ and ‐ career strategy” for improving the life outcomes of all young people. The City of Harrisburg has accepted the challenge and chose to focus on: decreasing violence in our communities by ensuring young people are employed when out of school.

    Join The Cause

    The City of Harrisburg asks for your financial support in establishing a fund to defend our common sense gun ordinances against the NRA. They prohibit discharging a weapon within the City limits except in cases of self-defense, carrying a firearm in a City park or playground, selling firearms during a declared state of emergency, possessing a weapon in public as an unsupervised child, and failing to report a gun lost or stolen.

    Support The Cause

    The City Hall Beautiful Fund overseen by the Foundation For Enhancing Communities is a fully tax deductible fund aimed at enhancing the interior and exterior of the MLK Gov’t Center.

    Businesses or individuals interested in donating to the fund can make a tax deductible donation by  sending a check to: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 200 North Third Street, P. O. Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678.

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  • Mayor Papenfuse Says City Will Continue to Protect Citizens With Legal Gun Ordinances

    Mayor Papenfuse Says City Will Continue to Protect Citizens With Legal Gun Ordinances

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse, members of the Harrisburg City Council and concerned citizens appeared in the court of Judge Andrew H. Dowling on Friday, Feb. 6, to support arguments to maintain gun ordinances that protect public safety. The Mayor is defending the city, its residents and workers against an NRA lawsuit that seeks to force theRead more →

  • Help Us. Help You. Give Your Input On Housing and Urban Development.

    The City of Harrisburg (the City) is in the process of applying for federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This survey is intended to be completed by residents of Harrisburg and business or property owners in Harrisburg.  By completing this survey, you will help to ensure that funds areRead more →

  • Allison Hill Small Business Meet & Greet

    Allison Hill Small Business Meet & Greet

    Please join the City of Harrisburg, Community First Fund and Tri County Community Action ALLISON HILL SMALL BUSINESS MEET AND GREET 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. TUESDAY, FEB. 17 1301 Derry Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room (use parking lot entrance) Refreshments will be served. Join us for a time of networking with local businesses, learnRead more →


    Street Name: RIVER ST From: STRAWBERRY ST To: MARKET ST Date and time from: 2/5/2015, THURSDAY, 8:00 AM (08:00) Date and time to: 2/5/2015, THURSDAY, 1:00 PM (13:00) Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR DRYWALL DELIVERY If you have any questions regarding this street closure please call the CityRead more →


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