partnership gains new event planner

Welcome to Carla Clipper, the part-time events coordinator for the Mt. Lebanon Partnership. The Jonquil Place resident has tons of special event experience, after working for eight years at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, first as event manager and then as sales manager, before leaving in 2012 to care for her young children. She also has experience in economic development in Harrisburg, where she worked for four years.

Clipper’s work will focus on helping the Partnership with its large community events, from ULTRAparty to Plein Air to the revitalized Tour de Mt. Lebanon bicycle ramble. While her personal favorite event is ULTRAparty, she is excited to begin work with the other events, to “get my feet wet.”

She will work from her home office. “I’m so excited. It’s the best of both worlds,” she says of the ability to work while being there for her children.

Clipper says she already knows that the volunteers for the Partnership are experts, and she is ready to learn from them. “The volunteers for these events are so terrific. They’re so organized.”