Appointments Project

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Mayor William Peduto has partnered with UnitedWE and the City's Gender Equity Commission to launch the Appointments Project, an initiative to increase the number of women and women of color serving on the City of Pittsburgh's Boards, Authorities, and Commissions. Local community partners include the Chatham University Women's Institute, the Executive Women's Council, and Gwen's Girls.

Learn more in the press release announcing the initiative here. Read more on the national impact of the Appointments Project here.

"One of my administration's key goals is to take decision-making off Grant Street and place it back on Main Street. I am proud that 61% of the seats on Boards, Authorities and Commissions are held by women, but we can do even better- I encourage you to serve our city and help us build a more equitable Pittsburgh for all."- Mayor William Peduto 


Information Sessions

On December 7, 2020 and January 13, 2021, the Mayor's Office and UnitedWE hosted virtual information sessions to discuss the Appointments Project partnership and the process to be considered for appointment to City of Pittsburgh Boards, Authorities, and Commissions.

You can watch a recording of the webinar hosted on January 13, 2021 here. Stay tuned to this webpage for future webinars to be offered later in 2021. 

Apply to Serve the City of Pittsburgh

For a full list of Boards, Authorities, and Commissions, their missions, and current and upcoming vacancies, please visit the City Clerk's Office webpage here.

If you are interested in applying to be considered for appointment to a City of Pittsburgh Board, Authority, or Commission, please follow the two steps below:

  1. Register with the Appointments Project here
  2. Apply to the City of Pittsburgh here

*Submitting this application does not guarantee a position or appointment.


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