Brenda F. Pree
I am committed to finding creative solutions to developing and delivering services to the public as well as to the City staff. Constant refinements and improvements to the City's internal management procedures and systems are essential to the Office of the Clerk’s ability to deliver the level and quality of service expected by the city and by the community. The Clerk's office is a service department within the city upon which the City Council, all city departments, and the general public rely for information regarding the operations, legislative, and history of the City.
The office is critical in the support of the community, business, and visitors through a proactive and collaborative approach in working with the city team to maintain the city's reputation of being "the most livable city."
It is my vision to make the Office of the City Clerk a visible and identifiable organization, providing all areas of the experienced leadership and effective representation for the benefit of our community. We strive to be a sought after resource for information as we move to create a records management division and totally paperless system as we complete training for our agenda management software.
Biography of Brenda F. Pree, MMC, Pittsburgh City Clerk
Sworn in by Pittsburgh City Council in August 2017, Brenda F. Pree became the first African American to serve as City Clerk in Pittsburgh city history. A native of Mississippi, Ms. Pree received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Management from Rust College, Holly Springs, MS.
Ms. Pree served as City Clerk for the City of Jackson, Mississippi, and then as a Management Analyst II for the Office of Elections in Fairfax County, Virginia. She brings eighteen years of experience as a municipal and county court clerk, and is a skilled municipal leader in the area of Elections.
Ms. Pree is a Certified Master Municipal Clerk (MMC)—the highest national designation you can receive as a Municipal Clerk—by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and by the Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Tax Collector’s Association. In 2020, Ms. Pree received her CERA (Certified Elections/Registration Administrator) certifications.
Her affiliations include the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), the National League of Cities Leadership Institute Fellow, Women and Municipal Government, the National Association of Parliamentarians, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, and the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries.
Ms. Pree has two children, Nick and Noelle, and two grandchildren, Sydney and Jorah.
She truly considers it an honor to serve the City Council and the citizens of this great city.
- Brenda F. Pree, MMC, CERA
- City Clerk