July 31st-August 6th, 2016: Each year, the Kennedy Center's Office of Accessibility hosts the National Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference to provide professional development to staff of museums and arts venues seeking to become more accessible for patrons with differing abilities. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the 16th Annual LEAD Conference will be held in venues throughout Pittsburgh. In honor of the conference, Councilman Gilman declared July 31st-August 6th to be "National LEAD Conference Week" in the City of Pittsburgh.
July 19, 2016: In honor Carnegie Mellon University's Vice President of Campus Affairs, Dr. Michael Murphy and his 30-year committment to CMU and the surrounding communities, Councilman Gilman declared July 19th, 2016 to be Dr. Michael Murphy Day in the City of Pittsburgh.
July 12, 2016: For sixty years, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti has served over 350,000 individuals living in Haiti. The nationally-recognized, Pittsburgh-based organization screens for malnutrition in children, provides vaccines and medicines, trains community health workers and birth attendants, and aids communities with crucial wells and water projects. In honor of sixty years of success, Councilman Gilman declared July 12th to be "HAS Haiti Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
June 28, 2016: During her 25-year tenure as Executive Director of Jewish Residential Services, Deborah "Debbie" Friedman was able to navigate the often-complex funding sources at the state and federal levels to develop five buildings scattered throughout Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood to serve individuals with psychiatric and mental disabilities. In addition, Debbie created high-quality programming for residents of the organization's buildings. In honor of her committment to community, Councilman Gilman declared June 30th, 2016 to be Debbie Friedman Day in the City of Pittsburgh.
June 9, 2016: The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center was founded by the University of Pittsburgh on June 9th, 1986, the same day as the debut of the CRAY/X-MP 48, one of the world's first supercomputers. Over the 30 year history of the PSC, the organization secured over $600 million in federal funding for advanced technology projects and has hired over 300 talented individuals in the region. Councilman Gilman declared June 9th, 2016 to be "Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 30th Anniversary Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
June 5, 2016: Dr. Walter Jacob, the senior rabbi of Rodef Shalom Congregation, is the synagogue's 2016 Pursuer of Peace Award winner. In honor of Dr. Jacob's 30 years of service to Rodef Shalom and lifetime of committment to the Pittsburgh community, Councilman Gilman declared June 5th, 2016 as "Dr. Walter Jacob Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
June 1, 2016: In honor of the 110th anniversary of the Jewish Association on Aging and in recognition of the organization's status as the regional leader in memory care for senior citizens, Councilman Gilman declared June 1st, 2016 to be "JAA 110th Anniversary Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
May 24, 2016: The Cheers for Ears campaign partners with area schools and works to raise awareness of communication disabilities and hearing safety and to raise funds for the Hearing Center at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. This year, the campaign reached 10,000 students and raised thousands of dollars in support of music therapy, hearing aid assistance, research, and treatment. Councilman Gilman declared May 24th, 2016 to be "Cheers for Ears Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
May 3, 2016: Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania, the leading voice for the region's construction industry, partnered with Simcoach Games, a video game designer based in Pittsburgh's Strip Disrict, to develop Harness Heroes, an innovative smartphone and tablet app aimed at training construction workers on worksite safety and fall prevention. Councilman Dan Gilman declared May 3rd, 2016 to be "Harness Heroes Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
May 3, 2016: In partnership with the community, Jewish Healthcare Foundation is embarking on a mission to promote the importance of HPV vaccination and to prevent the spread of HPV-related disease. To learn more about the initiative, please visit www.hpvpittsburgh.org. Councilman Gilman declared May 3rd, 2016 to be "HPV-related Oral Cancer Awareness Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
April 18, 2016: Seventy years ago, Temple Sinai was founded by a small group of reform Jews and a few months later, the congregation outgrew its space and moved into the historic Worthington Mansion in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill community where it still thrives today. The synagogue offers its 850 families opportunities for civic engagement, lifelong learning, and community services and provides LGBTQIA members with a safe space for worship. Councilman Dan Gilman declared April 18th, 2016 to be Temple Sinai 70th Anniversary Day.
April 18, 2016: A decade ago, marketing professional Christina French founded Table Magazine to highlight the important work of the chefs, restauranteurs, and food bloggers whose work transformed Pittsburgh's culinary scene into an internationally-recognized asset. Councilman Gilman declared April 18th, 2016 to be "Table Magazine 10th Anniversary Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
April 12, 2016: Over the last decade, Tree Pittsburgh staff and volunteers have planted almost 30,000 trees across the City of Pittsburgh in an effort to rebuild and diversify Pittsburgh's tree canopy. Tree Pittsburgh has worked closely with the City of Pittsburgh's Department of Public Works to develop a master plan for the city's urban forest. In honor of ten years of committment, Councilman Gilman declared April 12, 2016 to be "Tree Pittsburgh 10th Anniversay Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
April 12, 2016: April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month and represents a call-to-action to spread awareness and combat child abuse and maltreatment. Family Resources is Pittsburgh's leader in preventing and treating cases of child abuse and maltreatment through advocacy, community building, education, and clinical programs. To recognize this leader, Councilman Gilman declared April 12, 2016 to be "Family Resources Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
April 5, 2016: Since its inception in 2011, the Snow Angels program has matched hundreds of volunteers to neighbors in need of assistance during the winter months. Volunteers have cleared snow from over 50,000 square feet of sidewalks and driveways. The program will expand to engage volunteers throughout all four seasons. To recognize the program's success and expansion, Councilman Dan Gilman declared April 5, 2016 to be Snow Angels Day in the City of Pittsburgh.
April 5, 2016: In 1981, Dr. Henry Cohen founded the University of Pittsburgh's College in High School program, which provides area high school students with transferrable college credits and a rigorous college curriculum in a supportive environment. 35 years later, the program has grown to reach 3,000 students in 130 high schools. To honor 35 years of success, Councilman Gilman declared April 13th, 2016 to be College in High School 35th Anniversary Day in the City of Pittsburgh.
March 29, 2016: In 2016, three photojournalists Scott Dobson, Tim Holoman, and Mark Johnston will be leaving their respective positions to begin new chapters in their lives. To honor these journalists' decades of service and committment to high-quality news media, Councilman Gilman proclaimed March 29, 2016 to be "WPXI Class of 2016 Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
April 3rd-9th, 2016: To recognize the contributions of the city's 20,000 graduate and professional students to the vitality of Pittsburgh, Councilman Gilman proclaimed the week of April 3rd-9th to be "Graudate and Professional Student Appreciation Week in the City of Pittsburgh.
March 22, 2016: To recognize the seventh annual Get Involved, Inc. Service Summit and to honor the 28 individuals who earned awards for their commitment to community service, Councilman Gilman proclaimed March 22nd, 2016 to be "Get Involved, Inc. Service Summit Day" in the City of Pittsburgh
March 15, 2016: In honor of Farm to Table Pittsburgh's committment to encouraging the consumption of locally-sourced food, promoting the benefits to Pittsburgh's health and economy, and hosting its tenth annual Local Food Conference, Councilman Gilman proclaimed March 15, 2016 to be Farm to Table Day in the City of Pittsburgh.
March 15, 2016: In celebration of the 28th Annual World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship Day, which took place at Shady Side Academy and in recognition of the school's dedication to educating our region's youth, Councilman Gilman proclaimed March 15, 2016 to be "Shady Side Academy World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
February 29, 2016: In celebration of Pittsburgh's women-owned businesses and their contributions to our city's economic vitality and the accomplishments of Kate Stoltzfus, Emily Levenson, and Propelle, a networking and coaching organization for female entrepreneurs, Councilman Gilman proclaimed Monday, February 29, 2016 to be "Propelle Leap Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
January 21, 2016: In recognition of Pittsburgh Parking Authority's Parking Enforcement Director Judith "Judi" DeVito and Parking Enforecement Supervisor Florence "Flo" DeGregorio for 31 and 25 years of service to the City of Pittsburgh, resptively and in celebration of their retirement, Councilman Gilman proclaimed January 21, 2016 to be "Judith Devito and Florence DeGregorio Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
January 19, 2016: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Ellis School and the vital role it plays in educating, inspiring, and empowering young women to reach their goals and achieve their dreams, Councilman Gilman proclaimed January 19, 2016 to be "Ellis School Anniversary Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
January 12, 2016: In celebration of Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's committment to volunteerism and dedication to community, the Councilman Gilman proclaimed January 12, 2016 to be "Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Dr. Monica Lamar, principal of Dilworth Elementary School, is the President of the chapter and was instrumental in expanding the Backpack Initiaitve to reach more students.