City of Pittsburgh Council District 8
Proclamations and Resolutions Sponsored by Councilman Gilman
Harness Heroes Day
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. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared May 3rd, 2016 to be "Harness Heroes Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 
HPV-related Oral Cancer Awareness Day
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. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared May 3rd, 2016 to be "HPV-related Oral Cancer Awareness Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Temple Sinai 70th Anniversary Day
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. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared April 18th, 2016 to be Temple Sinai 70th Anniversary Day. 
Table Magazine 10th 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. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared April 18th, 2016 to be "Table Magazine 10th Anniversary Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Tree Pittsburgh 10th Anniversary Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared April 12, 2016 to be "Tree Pittsburgh 10th Anniversay Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.  
Family Resources Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared April 12, 2016 to be "Family Resources Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Snow Angels Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared April 5, 2016 to be Snow Angels Day in the City of Pittsburgh. 
College in High School 35th Anniversary Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared April 13th, 2016 to be College in High School 35th Anniversary Day in the City of Pittsburgh. 
WPXI Class of 2016 Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed March 29, 2016 to be "WPXI Class of 2016 Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week
April 3rd-9th, 2016: To recognize the contributions of the city's 20,000 graduate and professional students to the vitality of Pittsburgh, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed the week of April 3rd-9th to be "Graudate and Professional Student Appreciation Week in the City of Pittsburgh.
Get Involved, Inc. Service Summit Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed March 22nd, 2016 to be "Get Involved, Inc. Service Summit Day" in the City of Pittsburgh 

Farm to Table Day 
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed March 15, 2016 to be Farm to Table Day in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Shady Side Academy World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed March 15, 2016 to be "Shady Side Academy World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.  
Propelle Leap Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed Monday, February 29, 2016 to be "Propelle Leap Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Judith DeVito and Florence DeGregorio Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed January 21, 2016 to be "Judith Devito and Florence DeGregorio Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Ellis School Anniversary Day
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, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed January 19, 2016 to be "Ellis School Anniversary Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter Day
January 12, 2016: In celebration of Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's committment  to volunteerism and dedication to community, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh 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. 
Dr. Jim Withers Day

December 8, 2015: In recognition of Dr. Jim Withers' work with Operation Safety Net, and his unflagging compassion and dedication to improving the lives of people who are homeless not only in Pittsburgh, but also nationally and globally, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed December 8, 2015 to be "Dr. Jim Withers Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. CNN has distinguished Dr. Jim Withers as a 2015 CNN "Hero of the Year."

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2015: World AIDS Day is held on December 1 of each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against AIDS, to show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died from the disease. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed Tuesday, December 1, 2015 as “World AIDS Day”. 


Kelly Strayhorn Day 

November 24, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed November 28, 2015 to be “Kelly Strayhorn Theater Day” in honor of Billy Strayhorn's 100th Birthday in the City of Pittsburgh.

 
Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed November 28, 2015 to be "Small Business Saturday" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Day


November 17, 2015: In recognition of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC)'s offerings of expert programs, resources, and research that strengthens and ensures a thriving regional creative community, and positions the arts as an important part of community revitalization, education, tourism, business, and economic development, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Monday, November 16, 2015 as “Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

 
Classic Events! Salute to Legal Excellence Day

October 27, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed October 30, 2015 to be "Classic Events! Salute to Legal Excellence Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Classic Events! was founded in order to provide members of Pittsburgh’s small business community the opportunity to connect with local decision-makers, civic leaders, and influential politicians, and to  give entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their business interests to stakeholders. 

 
Youth Literature Day

October 13, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed October 15, 2015 to be "Youth Literature Day" in the City of Pittsburgh in honor of the commitment of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and the Allegheny County Library Association to encourage children and teens to choose reading.
Osher Lifelong Learning Day

September 29, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed October 2, 2015 to be "Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Day” day in the City of Pitttsburgh. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in the College of General Studies at the University of Pittsburgh offers an array of courses and events for adult learners who are primarily age 50 or better. 
Milton Washington Day

September 22, 2015: In recognition of the more than 46 years that Milton Washington has led the rehabilitation, construction, and management of successful, affordable communities throughout our region and in honor of his 80th birthday, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed September 24, 2015 to be “Milton Washington Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. 


Evan Wolfson Day

September 15, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed September 15, 2015 to be “Evan Wolfson Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council commended Evan Wolfson for launching the global movement for the freedom to marry, and for dedicating his entire career to the idea that everyone deserves the same basic fundamental rights and protections under the law.

Construction Leadership Council Development Conference Day

September 15, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed September 17, 2015 to be “Construction Leadership Council Development Conference Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized the Construction Leadership Council's efforts to assemble young, influential leaders in the construction industry from across the country and to advance their leadership skills and abilities. 

412 Food Rescue Day

September 8, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed September 8, 2015 to be “412 Food Rescue Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized 412 Food Rescue's founders Gisele Fetterman and Leah Lizarondo and project leader Jennifer England for their work with food retailers, wholesalers, restaurants, caterers, universities, and other food providers to deliver un-sellable food to organizations that provide food for food-insecure families. 412 Food Rescue directly impacts the Pittsburgh community’s health and sustainability by cutting waste and relieving hunger. 

Pan-Icarian Brotherhood Day

September 8, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed September 6, 2015 to be “Pan-Icarian Brotherhood Day ” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood for their work preserving and fostering the Icarian culture in Pittsburgh, providing national and international aid, and spearheading numerous philanthropic endeavors.

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier with Michael Keaton Dav

September 1, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed August 28, 2015 to be “Riverlife’s Party at the Pier with Michael Keaton Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. 
Pittsburgh City Council recognized Riverlife for their ongoing successful efforts to reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh’s riverfronts, and for their annual fundraiser and celebration of Pittsburgh's riverfront parks. Pittsburgh native and Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton served as honorary chair for this event. 

Bill Isler Day

September 1, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed September 1, 2015 to be “Bill Isler Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized Mr. Isler's life-long dedication to advocacy for children and education in Pittsburgh, as a member and later President of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board of Education, and as CEO of the Fred Rogers Company. 

 

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 70th Anniversary Day

September 1, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed August 30, 2015 to be “Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 70th Anniversary Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for fostering artistic expression in Pittsburgh and promoting a vibrant contemporary art scene.

Stylish Pittsburgh Day

July 28, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared July 29, 2015 “Stylish Pittsburgh Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized Stylish Pittsburgh for their efforts to highlight local designers, showcase entrepreneurs and business that bring vibrancy to Pittsburgh neighborhoods, and use of social media to showcase the diverse styles of Pittsburgh residents.

PGH Unified Sports

July 28, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized Unified Sports for bringing together students with and without disabilities to participate in sporting events and encouraging teamwork and friendship both on and off the field. Pittsburgh City Council declared July 28, 2015 “Pittsburgh Public Schools Unified Sports Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.  

Comedy Week

July 28, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival for spotlighting the talents of local performers in their second annual event. Pittsburgh City Council declared the week of August 27, 2015 “Comedy Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Style Week Pittsburgh

July 21, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared August 12-15, 2015 “Style Week Pittsburgh” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized Style Week Pittsburgh for its commitment to bringing high fashion to Pittsburgh and spurring economic development in the city.

Edwina Kinchington

July 14, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared July 14, 2015 “Dr. Kinchington Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized Dr. Kinchington, an Instructional Teacher Leader at Pittsburgh Public Schools, for being named the 2015 Pennsylvania Outstanding Biology Teacher from the National Institute of Biology Teachers.

ACLU Marriage Equality Day

July 14, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared June 26, 2015 “LGBTQ Equality Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council celebrated three major U.S. Supreme Court cases advancing the rights of LGBTQ people.

Marnie Quick

July 7, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized and commended Barack Obama Academy student Marnie Quick on her impressive achievements in musical theatre and her recognition as one of three finalists at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. Pittsburgh City Council declared July 7, 2015 to be “Marnie Quick Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Associated General Contractors of America Safety and Health Committee Conference

July 7, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared July 8, 2015 “ACG Safety and Health Committee Conference Day.” Pittsburgh City Council recognized ACG, a leading association in the construction industry, for their longtime commitment to workplace safety.

Adriana Ramírez

July 7, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized Adriana Ramírez for receiving the first PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize. Pittsburgh City Council declared July 4, 2015 to be “Ms. Adriana Ramírez Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

 

Barbershop Harmony Society International 

June 23, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized the Barbershop Harmony Society for promoting and preserving the barbershop style as an art form. Pittsburgh City Council declared 28 June 2015 to be "Barbershop Harmony Society International Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 

June 16, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh issued a Will of Council supporting the efforts of Senator Casey to prohibit employers from denying pregnant workers employment or reasonable accommodations during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions, through the introduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Pittsburgh City Council called upon the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the 114th United States Congress to support Senate Bill 1512 and House Bill 2654, to establish, clarify, and guarantee the rights of pregnant workers in the United States of America. 

Mitchell Brown 

June 16, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized Mitchell Brown for his contribution to emergency medical services and standards. Pittsburgh City Council declared 23 June 2015 to be "Mitchell Brown Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Jesse Andrews' "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

June 16, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh commended and celebrated the accomplishments of its fellow Pittsburgher Jesse Andrews and the talented cast of this Pittsburgh-made and inspired film, thanking also all of those who worked behind the scenes to produce and organize this amazing film. Pittsburgh City Council declared 16 June 2015 to be "Jesse Andrews' Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Climate Action

June 16, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized and supported PGH350 and the important work to which it is committed. Pittsburgh City Council declared 21 June 2015 to be "Climate Action Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Caroline Acker

May 26, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized Dr. Caroline Acker for her years of providing the highest quality care to those in need in the Pittsburgh community. Pittsburgh City Council declared 4 July 2015 "Dr. Caroline Acker Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Cheers for Ears 

May 26, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized and valued the efforts of all who work to temper the isolating effects of communication disorders in the one in five families affected by them. Pittsburgh City Council declared 26 May 2015 to be "Cheers for Ears Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

5801 Video Lounge and Cafe Day 

May 12, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized 5801 Video Lounge and Café for providing excellent service to its customers and its resolute foundation within the community. Pittsburgh City Council declared May 12th, 2015 to be “5801 Video Lounge and Café Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. 

City Theatre Company 

May 12, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized the City Theatre Company for its dedication to providing original productions and educational outreach programs for the region. Pittsburgh City Council declared 18 May 2015 "City Company Theatre Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

ALS Awareness Month

May 5, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared the month of May 2015 "ALS Awareness Month" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Quantum Theatre 

May 5, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized  the Quantum Theatre in celebrating their 25th season of progressive, professional artists dedicated to producing intimate and sophisticated theatrical experiences in uncommon settings, exploring universal themes of truth, beauty, and human relationships in unexpected ways. Pittsburgh City Council declared May 20, 2015 "Quantum Theatre Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Steel City FC

April 28, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized the Steel City FC for their commitment to improving the activity and voice of female soccer players and athletes in the Pittsburgh community.  Pittsburgh City Council declared the week of 4 May 2015 "Steel City FC Week" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC) 

April 16, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh thanked the Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for their continued support of the nation's law students. Pittsburgh City Council declared 16 April 2015 "STAC Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Connect

April 2, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized CONNECT (Congress of Neighboring Communities) for its unwavering commitment for improving intermunicipal cooperation and creating a better life for the citizens of our region. Pittsburgh City Council declared April 2, 2015 “CONNECT Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Mike Lange

March 31, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared March 31, 2015 “Mike Lange Day” in the City of Pittsburgh to recognize the lasting contributions Mike Lange has made as a sports journalist and outstanding community leader.

Get Involved, Inc. Service Summit

March 25, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized Councilman Tom Baker and Get Involved!, Inc. for organizing annual the Service Summit focused on service and civic engagement that impact the lives of thousands of individuals annually and declares March 25, 2015 to be “Get Involved, Inc. Service Summit Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise

March 20, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh thanked the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise for its efforts to assist economically disadvantaged communities and declared March 20, 2015, “PACE Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

UNLOADED

March 3, 2015:The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized UNLOADED for its work to tackle the pervasive problem of gun violence through art and public discourse for residents not just in the City of Pittsburgh, but across the country and proclaimed March 3, 2014, as “UNLOADED Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Madeleine Hershey and the Initiative for Transgender Leadership

February 17, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared February 17, 2015 to be “Madeleine Hershey Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Council recognized Madeleine Hershey and the Initiative for Transgender Leadership for recognizing that one motivated young Trans person can change the world through their creativity and dedication if provided with a welcoming and supportive place to work.

Bill Cagney

February 4, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized William “Bill” T. Cagney as a leader who forged lasting labor – management relationships and partnerships that will be an asset to Local 95 and its members for years to come and declared February 4, 2015 to be the “William “Bill” T. Cagney Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh-Young Adult Division

January 31, 2015: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Young Adult Division for their work serving young adults through leadership development, national and international travel, and participation in raising funds to meet critical human services needs in Pittsburgh and in Jewish communities around the world and declared January 31, 2015 to be the “YAD Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Four Winds Gallery

December 9, 2014: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes and celebrates Four Winds Gallery for its 40th anniversary and declares December 9, 2014 to be “Four Winds Gallery Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Achieving Greatness

December 9, 2014: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares December 13, 2014 to be "Achieving Greatness Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.

Western PA Humane Society

December 9, 2014: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society for the work they have done in bringing happiness to the four-legged friends of our communities and the families they’ve found and declares December 12, 2014 to be the “Shelter Pet Sleepover Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Sarah Pesi

December 2, 2014: The City Council of Pittsburgh declared December 2, 2014 to be "Sarah Pesi Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Council congratulated Sarah Pesi upon her richly deserved successes and affirmatively stated that she is a shining example of community spirit and civic engagement.

New Voices Pittsburgh

December 2, 2014: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes and commends New Voices Pittsburgh for 10 trailblazing years of leading the fight for reproductive justices throughout our region and declared December 4, 2014 to be "New Voices Pittsburgh Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Polar Plunge

December 2, 2014: City Council declared December 6, 2014 "Pittsburgh Polar Plunge Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Council recognized the Pittsburgh Polar Plunge for its outstanding work in giving individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and foster unique friendships and memories that extend well beyond the playing field.

Small Business Week

November 25, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared the week of November 24th "Small Business Week" in the City of Pittsburgh.

Allegheny Land Trust Day

November 18, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared Tuesday, November 18, 2014 "Allegheny Land Trust Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized and commended Allegheny Land Trust for twenty years of land conservation excellence.

Global Links Day

October 28, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared Tuesday, October 28, 2014 "Global Links Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized and commended Global Links for their dedication to directing medical supplies and equipment to public health institutions located in the most vulnerable communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the six poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, and to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, including Operation Safety Net, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and the Cancer Caring Center.

Urban Design Associates Day

October 21, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared Tuesday, October 21, 2014 "Urban Design Associates Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized and commended Urban Design Associates for the great work they have done in helping create the beautiful landscape of our City for the past 50 years.

October 14, 2014: The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized and commended the Garden Club of Allegheny County for their unwavering devotion to the promotion of the City of Pittsburgh’s natural beauty and historical preservation.

Attack Theatre Day

October 7, 2014: City Council declared Tuesday, October 7, 2014 "Attack Theatre Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized Attack Theatre for their unwavering devotion to the formation of a community where artists and audiences can come together as one and experience the joy of art. Attack Theatre celebrated 20 years of staging a variety of performances and hosting arts education programs which have fortified the connection among artists, audiences, and the artistic community.

Joe Wos Day

September 30, 2014: City Council declared Tuesday, September 30, 2014 "Joe Wos Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized Wos for his creativity and long-time commitment to Pittsburgh’s thriving arts culture. Mr. Wos stepped down as Executive Director of ToonSeum on September 30, 2014, after seven years devoted to making Toonseum a critical and vibrant part of Pittsburgh’s downtown arts scene.

Resolution asking City to add Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

September 23, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council stating that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh believes that the City should provide accessible, adequate, and private facilities other than a restroom for breast milk expression at its two public building locations: 414 Grant Street and 200 Ross Street. Each Lactation Room or designated office space should be free from intrusion, either by the use of a locked door, or restricted entry access devices. The facility should be equipped with suitable lighting and electricity if necessary for pumping apparatus. 

Press release here

Mary Miller Dance Company Day

September 23, 2014: City Council declared Tuesday, September 23, 2014 "Mary Miller Dance Company Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized and commended the efforts of founder Mary Miller and the Mary Miller Dance Company for bringing the joy and magic of movement to those in the City of Pittsburgh.

September 16, 2014: City Council declared September 29, 2014 "Coaches vs. Cancer Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. On Monday, September 29, the American Cancer Society Western PA Chapter will hold their annual Tip-Off Madness at Heinz Field to further empower and build support in the continued fight against cancer. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized Coaches vs. Cancer of Pittsburgh for their steadfast commitment to winning the fight against cancer.

Strike Out ALS Day

September 3, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared September 3, 2014 as “Strike-Out ALS Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.” On Saturday, September 6th, 2014, the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ALS Association held their annual Walk to Defeat ALS at Point State Park to further promote and build support behind their vision. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognized the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ALS Association for their steadfast commitment to creating a world without ALS.

Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Day

August 4, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared August 14, 2014 as “Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts the “50 Finest Gala” honoring 25 men and 25 women, all of whom have raised at least $3,000, for their career accomplishments and their dedication to helping the foundation raise money to discover a cure. The Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has raised more money than any other chapter in the nation and last year, more than 600 people attended Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Gala and raised more than $300,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Pittsburgh Passion Day

August 4, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared August 4, 2014 as “Pittsburgh Passion Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh’s Independent Women’s Football League team, the Pittsburgh Passion, earned their second IWFL championship in franchise history on July 26. The Passion’s players, coaches, staff, and team owners Franco Harris and Teresa Conn have been active in the Pittsburgh community through the Passion for Life Foundation, their charity organization whose mission is to teach life lessons through sports.

Mark Nordenberg Day

July 29, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared July 29th, 2014 as "Mark Nordenberg Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Mark Nordenberg served as the 17th Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh for 19 years, helping the University become a premier research institution and improving both the school's academics and athletics programs.

Style Week Pittsburgh

July 22, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared the week of August 11-17 as “Style Week Pittsburgh” in the City of Pittsburgh. Style Week Pittsburgh was created in order to use style and high fashion as a medium to help promote small business economic development within the Pittsburgh region and will illuminate the city of Pittsburgh under the international fashion spotlight, while enhancing fashion awareness, diversity, and inclusion within the region.

Pittsburgh's Best Chefs Day

July 15, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared July 15, 2014 as "Pittsburgh's Best Chefs Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Twelve Pittsburgh chefs were named 2014 Chefs of the Year by Pittsburgh Magazine for their excellence in the culinary arts.

 
Will of Council supporting the proposed Definition of “Waters of the U.S.” Under the Clean Water Act to restore protection to crucial Pennsylvania and US waterways

July 8, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council for the support of the Army Corps of Engineers' proposed changes to the definitions of waterways under the Clean Water Act, which would restore protections to 8 million Pennsylvanians and over 117 million Americans.

 
Will of Council inviting the National League of Cities to host its 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition in the City of Pittsburgh

July 8, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council Passed a Will of Council extending an invitation to the National League of Cities to host their Congress of Cities and Exposition, the nation's largest educational event for city officials, here in Pittsburgh, the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 
LifeShel Day

July 8, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared July 8, 2014 as "LifeShel Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Alan Fu, Siri Ramos and Jayon Wang, students at Carnegie Mellon University, created LifeShel, an innovative smartphone case and mobile application designed to offer protection from sexual violence by broadcasting a high-pitched whistle, in partnership with Pittsburgh Action against Rape and Carnegie Mellon’s Environmental Health and Safety group.

 
American Outlaws Pittsburgh Day

June 30, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared July 1, 2014 as "American Outlaws Pittsburgh Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The American Outlaws are a national group whose mission is to "support the United States National Soccer Teams through a unified and dedicated group of supporters," and the Pittsburgh chapter has organized several viewing parties here in Pittsburgh to support the US National Team in the 2014 World Cup.

 
Will of Council urging Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Pennsylvania Senate to support House Bill 1272 and Senate Bill 1340

June 24, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council calling for support of bills in the Pennsylvania General Assembly which would enable all municipal police to use the same motor vehicle speed-timing equipment as the Pennsylvania State Police. 

See the press release here.

 
Will of Council urging Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Pennsylvania Senate to oppose efforts that attack the collective bargaining rights of public sector union workers

June 24, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council asking that representatives in the Pennsylvania General Assembly do not support any efforts to get rid of employer's obligation to make automatic deductions of union dues which would hamper the union's right to collective bargaining.

See the press release here.

 
Mister Fred McFeely Rogers Day

June 22, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared June 22, 2014 as "Mister Fred McFeely Rogers Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Mister Fred McFeely Rogers, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Child Development and an ordained minister by the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, created Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, a children's television show that remains popular almost sixty years later and his legacy includes songs, television shows and writings along with benefits, fundraisers and a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the community.

 
Dr. Rory A. Cooper Day

June 22, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared June 17, 2014 as "Dr. Rory A. Cooper Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rory A. Cooper, Distinguished Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology and professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Medicine & Rehab and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, has received numerous awards for his work in robotics and medicine including the 2014 Engelberger Award for Application, the robotics’ industry’s highest award, and has made marked improvements in people's lives.

 
Le Mardi Gras Day

June 17, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared June 14, 2014 "Le Mardi Gras Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Le Mardi Gras, located in Shadyside, is the oldest family owned cocktail lounge in the City and recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

 
Myrna Zelenitz Day

June 17, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared June 11, 2014 as "Myrna Zelenitz Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Myrna Zelenitz is retiring as Executive Director of the East End Cooperative Ministry, an organization providing hands-on services to the hungry, homeless, elderly and others struggling in the East End, after eighteen years of service and leadership.


Startup Weekend Pittsburgh Day

June 3, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared June 3, 2014 as "Startup Weekend Pittsburgh Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where anyone is welcome to pitch a startup idea to receive feedback from peers, ultimately getting to present ideas in front of local entrepreneur leaders; The City of Pittsburgh has held five of these events and they have led to the creation of more than sixty local companies.

 
Immigrant Heritage Month

June 24, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared June as "Immigrant Heritage Month" in the City of Pittsburgh. There were 2,370 H-1B visa requests from 2010-1011 in Pittsburgh, and the hard-work of these immigrants anchors the City's economy and enriches the City's culture.

 
Be There Day

May 27, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 29, 2014 "Be There Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The "Be There" campaign is a nationwide multimedia and awareness campaign dedicated to getting parents and community members more involved in their children's education; this campaign is sponsored by United Way of Allegheny County, who will be holding an awards ceremony to honor those who have 'been there' for the City's youth.

 
Will of Council urging Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to revise its proposed rules to limit smog-forming emissions from coal-fired electric generating facilities

May 27, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council stating that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's new guidelines for coal-fired plants do not do enough to protect the State's air quality.

 
Cheers for Ears Day

May 27, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council has declared May 27, 2014 as "Cheers for Ears Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Cheers for Ears is an annual public awareness and fundraising program held by the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Hearing Center Auxiliary and has reached close to 10,000 students and raised thousands of dollars to support the Hearing Center at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

 
Kaite Keim Day

May 27, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 27, 2014 as "Katie Keim Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Katie Keim, a local student at the Ellis School, founded the non-profit organization A Dozen at a Time, which is dedicated to raising funds and resources for foster children, for which she has been awarded the St. Lawrence Book Award and for which she will be honored as part of the 2014 Class of Greek America's 40 Under 40.

 
Shirley Gleditsch Day

May 19, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 22, 2014 as "Shirley Gleditsch Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Shirley Gleditsch serves as the manager for the East End Community Thrift Store, which provides low-cost clothing and household goods, and has been an active part of the Thomas Merton Center, a grassroots organization promoting education and awareness on a variety of social justice and human rights issues.

 
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech Day

May 19, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 19, 2014 as "DePaul School for Hearing and Speech Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. As one of only 40 schools nationwide that provides listening and spoken language education to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, DePaul School for Hearing and Speech has worked hard to improve the quality of life for youth in the City of Pittsburgh

 
Will of Council urging federal government to exert all possible diplomatic leverage to bring about peace with justice in both Sudan and South Sudan

May 13, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council asking the United States' government, and especially the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, to take any diplomatic actions available to help bring peace to Sudan. Additionally, the Council recognized and strongly condemned the massacre that took place in Bentiu.

 
Gay Blood Drive Day

May 6, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared July 14, 2014 as "Gay Blood Drive Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. National Gay Blood Drive Day is a day in which heterosexual allies can donate blood in place of their gay or bisexual friends, raising awareness of the discriminatory and antiquated ban on gay blood donations.

 
Bach Day

May 6, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 10, 2014 as "Bach Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Music Alliance is honoring the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach with a festival that will showcase the talent and range of Pittsburgh's musicians as they perform works highlighting the composer's vocal and instrumental compositions.

 
Food Revolution Day

May 6, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 16, 2014 as "Food Revolution Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Food Revolution Cooking Club is an innovative player engaged in local issues such as community development and raising awareness of healthy food options as well as global issues such as food security.

 
Steve Mendelson Day

April 29, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 2, 2014 as "Steve Mendelson Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Steve Mendelson is the founder and owner of the Mendelson Gallery, an art gallery committed to the local art scene for over 40 years.

 
Cathy Jacobson-Guzy Day

April 29, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 3, 2014 as "Cathy Jacobson-Guzy Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Cathy Jacobson-Guzy is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh who is now the director of tennis at the Billie Jean King and El Dorado Tennis Centers and is being inducted to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

 
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Day

April 22, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 2, 2014 as "Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. The Women's Center & Shelter has been at the forefront of creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing partner violence and providing services to intimate partner violence victims.

 
Michael Cherock Day

April 22, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared May 23, 2014 as "Michael Cherock Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Michael Cherock is a veteran of the US Navy's Submarine Force and has made lasting contributions to the city's small business community, having been named as the Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Pennsylvania.

 
Will of Council City of Pittsburgh calls for elected officials at the state and federal level to work with Pittsburgh to join together to repair America’s infrastructure 

April 22, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council urging elected officials at the state and federal level to work with Pittsburgh to join together to repair America’s infrastructure systems in order to create family-sustaining jobs, ensure our families and communities are safe, healthy and prepared for climate change, and to address climate change.

See the press release here.

 
Will of Council asking the FDA to re-evaluate blood, tissue, and organ donation policies

April 14, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council urging the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA to re-evaluate discriminatory policies around blood, organ, and tissue donations to meet current scientific standards, to ensure safety in the process, and to allow for a larger pool of donors to help with the organ, blood, and tissue shortage crisis.

See the press release here.

 
Tartan Day

April 1, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared April 1, 2014 the “Tartan Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

 
Carnegie Mellon University Spring Carnival

April 1, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council paid tribute to Carnegie Mellon University Spring Carnival’s 100 years of success and celebration. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh declared April 10, 2014, “Carnegie Mellon University Spring Carnival Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

 
WQED 60th Anniversary

April 1, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council commended and congratulated WQED Multimedia for sixty years of excellence in communications and community service to the residents of Pittsburgh, America, and the rest of the world. The City of Pittsburgh declared April 1, 2014, “WQED Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

 
Bystander Awareness Day

March 25, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared March 25, 2014 "Bystander Awareness Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. Bystander Awareness is an evidence-based program that attempts to prevent sexual assaults from happening through an activist/collective/community culture of response.

 
Will of Council in support of the PA Agenda for Women's Health

March 25, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council passed a Will of Council supporting members of the Pennsylvania State Legislature’s Women’s Health Caucus and their groundbreaking approach to addressing the unique health needs and concerns of women.

See the press release here.

 
Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh and Joey Travolta Film Workshop Day

March 25, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared March 25, 2014 the “Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh Joey Travolta Film Workshop Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. The Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh will host the 4th annual Joey Travolta Film Workshop, where adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their 'typical' peers will spend 10 days creating short films from start to finish.

 
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama's Centennial Celebration

February 18, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council declared February 18, 2014, “Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. City Council paid tribute to the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama’s first 100 years of success, and celebrated the next 100 years of innovation and talent in the arts and entertainment professions.

 
Joshua Yoskosky and Joe Fogiato Day

Feburary 18, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council designated February 18, 2014 as “Joshua Yoskosky and Joe Fogiato Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. Josh and Joe were recognized for their selfless and heroic efforts to rescue their elderly neighbors from a devastating house fire in Oakland on January 31st.

See the press release here.

 
Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition/St. Bede's

February 11, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council recognized the students of St. Bede School for their accomplishment as winners of the Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition.

 
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Pittsburgh

January 14, 2014: Pittsburgh City Council designated January 2014 “Cervical Cancer Awareness Month” in the city of Pittsburgh, signaling a call for expanded access to life-saving screening tests and vaccines.

See the press release here. 


 

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