Pittsburg, Kansas

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Vibrant and active, Pittsburg is a place to call home.

This welcoming, tight-knit community is made up of people who embody resiliency and commitment. The City’s schools, civic organizations, churches, and business make up the fabric of a community united by a shared sense of pride and a common mindset around a single purpose – to make this a great place to live.

Jill and I feel fortunate being back in Pittsburg where our kids can grow up enjoying all of the activities and athletic opportunities that I had when I was a kid.

Craig Ward


A business climate unparalleled in the state.

A city of self-starters, business success is baked into the City’s DNA. Infused with a strong entrepreneurship drive, a large number of successful entrepreneurs headquarter their enterprises here. Proactive and targeted economic development consistently create opportunities for all.

In the past four years, there has been over $300 million invested in Pittsburg – almost all of it private funds.


A diverse menu of things to do, see, or eat - that's Pittsburg!

Pittsburg has the amenities of a big city but in a small city environment with an active downtown, an unprecedented arts and culture scene, nationally-ranked Division II athletics, outdoor recreation and a vibrant business culture. Home to Pittsburg State University, the community unites to support and cheer for the Gorillas.

“My family loves living in a “college town” where we have easy and affordable access to visiting speakers and writers, music and theater productions, and sporting events.”

Jeff Poe

News Releases

Pittsburg Police Department 2018 Citizens’ Academy

City Press Releases

The Pittsburg Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 11th Annual Citizens’ Academy. The academy is designed to help citizens understand the inner workings of their local police department.  The...

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Cowley County community group visits Pittsburg

General News

Representatives from Cowley County, Kansas, visited Pittsburg on Friday, January 5, to learn how city leaders and community organizations are addressing homelessness in Pittsburg and southeast Kansas. A group, called...

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Forward Together in 2018 by Daron Hall

City Manager's Blog

Have you ever noticed how time seems to fly when you’re busy? I’ve worked in several cities over the past thirty years and my favorite times were the busiest. It...

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City of Pittsburg swears in city commissioners

City Press Releases

Pittsburg City Commissioners Sarah Chenoweth, Dawn McNay and Patrick O’Bryan were sworn into office Monday, January 8. The newly-elected officials will begin their duties at the City of Pittsburg Commission...

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