PITTSBURGH, PA (June 15, 2020) Mayor William Peduto is appointing Sarah Kinter as Director of the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections.
Kinter, of Stanton Heights, has been acting director of the department since November. Mayor Peduto is sending her appointment tomorrow to City Council, where it is subject to approval.
Kinter has guided the department through the adoption of online permitting, and this spring her building inspectors continued to process construction permits in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help boost the economy once Pittsburgh entered the green re-opening phase.
"I'm truly honored and excited to be appointed to head the Department. I'm proud of our work at PLI, and of my PLI colleagues as we continue to improve and grow our permit and code enforcement operations," Kinter said.
She was named Assistant Director of PLI in October 2017 and previously served as the Deputy Director of the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations since June 2011. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s in Political Science and International Studies from Wilkes University.