PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto appointed 45 individuals to serve on 11 boards, authorities and commissions in the City of Pittsburgh today. The appointments represent the most diverse class of board, authority, and commission appointments in the history of the City of Pittsburgh. Fifty-five percent of the appointees are women and approximately one quarter of the appointees are African-American.
“Our boards, authorities and commissions are an essential part of the daily work of this city and we need to make sure that their leadership and operations reflect every day Pittsburghers,” said Mayor Peduto. “Diversity is important because only when we have all viewpoints and backgrounds at the table will we truly make decisions that benefit all stakeholders of this city.”
Appointments were made to ALCOSAN, Allegheny Regional Asset District, Planning Commission, Housing Authority, Parking Authority, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Sports and Exhibition Authority, Stadium Authority, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commision.
Today’s appointments follow upon Mayor Peduto’s request in January that all appointees of the prior administration serving on these city boards and commissions submit their resignations. After posting for all positions on the Talent City website and collaborating with other stakeholder groups, the Mayor finalized his selections for these positions last week.
Appointees to ALCOSAN, Planning Commission, Housing Authority, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and Zoning Board of Adjustment need to be confirmed by City Council.
A list of appointees follows:
Councilman Corey O’Connor
Allegheny Regional Asset District
Paul Gitnik, Esq.
John Paul Jones
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh
Peter Robert Kaplan
Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Debbie Lestitian, Esq.
Councilwoman Deborah Gross
Andrea Geraghty, Esq.
Sports and Exhibition Authority
Councilman Dan Gilman
Reverend John Welch
Stanley Lederman, Esq.
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Kevin Acklin, Esq.
Rep. Ed Gainey
Cheryl Hall Russell
Zoning Board of Adjustment
JJ Richardson, Esq.
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Mayor William Peduto
State Representative Erin Molchany
Monday, March 17, 2014
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