Office of Mayor William Peduto
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) Advisory Council


The mission of the LGBT Advisory Council is to serve and advise the Mayor as well as advocate for equality of all persons with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.The Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Council was formed in September 2009 under the auspices of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to address the needs of the LGBT Community. The nine member Council meet monthly and have quarterly meetings with the Mayor.


Governing Documents

Appointment Guidelines

Nine members

  • Appointed by Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
  • Representation must be considerate of all members of the LGBT community
  • 1 member from the City's Human Relations Commission


  • Mairin Petrone, Chair
  • Loni McCartney , Vice Chair
  • Elise Delong
  • Wendi Miller
  • Joseph Foster
  • Eric Horwith
  • Olivia Benson
  • Jared Pascoe
  • Michael Church

Residency Requirements

Must be a City resident or have principal place of business in the City.




Once a month.

Contact Information

Jim Sheppard


The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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