Candidate for: Member of County Council—District 8
Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis was born and raised in Allegheny County. As executive director of a regional nonprofit, Michelle has spent the last 12 years providing educational programming and technical assistance that focuses on environmental health and addresses the myriad of social determinants of health. Her emphasis is working with and in environmental justice communities. Michelle has used this expertise to work closely with several Allegheny County departments. Prior to that role, she worked for 14 years for a regional land trust acquiring properties for the protection of the environment and the public’s benefit, including additions to North Park and South Park. Michelle is married to David Chapkis and they have three children: Sofia, Dominic and Julia. She was part of the first graduating class at Woodland Hills High School and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as attended Leadership Pittsburgh. Michelle has lived in Plum Borough since 1999 and participated on the borough’s comprehensive planning and zoning ordinance committees. She currently gives back to her community by serving on the Plum Zoning Hearing Board.