Previous to his election to serve as City Council member for the 8th Council District of Pittsburgh, Dan Gilman, 31, spent ten years as Chief of Staff to then-City Councilman and now Mayor Bill Peduto.
Councilman Gilman has played an integral role in the transformation of the East End, including working on more than $1 billion in economic growth in District 8 during the last several years. He regularly met with developers, engineers, architects, labor organizations, and community groups to facilitate open communication among all and to guarantee development and growth continue without negatively impacting neighborhood livability.
Councilman Gilman played a crucial role in many legislative successes, authoring the Pittsburgh’s campaign finance reform law, lobbyist registration and disclosure laws, green building incentive program, and the City’s tax abatement program for new development. He also worked tirelessly on legislation promoting equal representation on City boards and the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.
Councilman Gilman graduated from Pittsburgh’s Shady Side Academy, and with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Ethics, History, and Public Policy. While at Carnegie Mellon, the Councilman served as Student Body President, was selected as student representative to the Board of Trustees. He was also an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar.
Councilman Gilman serves on the boards of Pittsburgh Cares and Prevention Point Pittsburgh, as well as Shady Side Academy’s Alumni Council.