Dan Gilman is currently serving his first term as City Council member for the 8th Council District of Pittsburgh. Prior to that Gilman, 32, spent ten years as Chief of Staff to then-City Councilman and now Mayor Bill Peduto.
On Council, Councilman Gilman has introduced and passed legislation to prohibit perpetrators of illegal dumping from bidding on or participating in city contracts, introduced and passed resolutions asking the FDA to re-evaluate blood, tissue, and organ donation policies, calling for elected officials at the state and federal level to work with Pittsburgh to join together to repair America’s infrastructure, and imploring the PA legislature to support the PA Women's Health Agenda. Councilman Gilman has also convened the first ever meeting of school principals and leaders for all of the schools in his district, hosted an event with TreeVitalize and Tree Pittsburgh encouraging responsible tree planting in Shadyside, and worked with the Mayor’s office to upgrade city technology.
During his years working for Councilman Peduto, Councilman Gilman played an integral role in the economic transformation of the East End.
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 currently serves on the boards of Pittsburgh Cares, the Sports & Exhibition Authority, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the Silk Screen Film Festival and Arts Organization, and the National Veterans Art Museum.