PITTSBURGH, PA (June 29, 2020) Mayor William Peduto is appointing Andrew Dash as Director of the Department of City Planning.
Dash, of Manchester, has been acting director of the department since June. Mayor Peduto is sending his appointment tomorrow to City Council, where it is subject to approval.
Dash’s department has a wide range of responsibility for development-related efforts including neighborhood and parks planning, sustainability and resilience, zoning and permitting, public art, and Americans with Disabilities Act support.
As acting director, Dash led the department in developing the Neighborhood Planning program and adopting the first phase of plans, creating the City’s Public Engagement Guide, and continuing permit and zoning review and establishing virtual Board and Commission meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m honored to lead this Department and the talented staff that we have as we plan for a sustainable and equitable future at such an important moment in Pittsburgh’s history. I look forward to continuing to learn from Pittsburghers to help create a resilient city where development benefits the City and our neighborhoods and equitably works for all residents,” Dash said.
Dash began his career as a city planner in Akron and joined the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning as a senior planner in 2008, and was named Assistant Director in 2014. He has Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Planning from the University of Akron.