Boards, Authorities & Commissions

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, or SPC, is the region’s forum for collaboration, planning, and public decision-making. As the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the 10-county region, including the City of Pittsburgh and the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland, SPC is responsible for planning and prioritizing the use of all state and federal transportation funds allocated to the region. The Commission has the authority and responsibility to make decisions affecting the 10-county region.

As the Local Development District (LDD) and Economic Development District (EDD) for southwestern Pennsylvania (as designated by the U. S. Appalachian Regional Commission and the U. S. Department of Commerce), SPC establishes regional economic development priorities and provides a wide range of public services to the region. SPC combines management of community assistance, financial assistance, export and government procurement assistance, and special enterprise development activities with delivery of other state and federal programs to help our region become increasingly competitive in national and global markets.

The Commission develops plans and programs for public investments; fulfills federal and state requirements for transportation, economic development, and local government assistance programs; and operates with public involvement and trust.

Governing Documents


Five members from City of Pittsburgh

  • Mayor of Pittsburgh
  • 3 appointed by the Mayor
  • 1 City Councilperson, appointed by City Council
  • Must be a City of Pittsburgh resident.

  • Mayor Ed Gainey
    • Serves for the duration of Term 
  • Scott Bricker
    • Term Expires 12/31/2023
  • Reverend Ricky Burgess
    • Selected by Council, serves for the duration of Term
  • Mavis Rainey
    • Term Expires 12/31/2023
  • Dr. Aurora Sharrad
    • Term Expires 12/31/2023


Contact Information

Two Chatham Center, Suite 500
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-391-5590
Fax: 412-391-9160