Public Works Director Mike Gable Announces Retirement

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 16, 2020) Department of Public Works Director Mike Gable has announced plans for his retirement after more than 45 years of working for the City of Pittsburgh. 

“I did not expect to be working for the City as long as I have but I have enjoyed all the years, all the positions, and many, many people who made my work easier and influenced and mentored me along the way,” Gable announced to employees last week.  

“I was given an opportunity over 45 years ago because someone saw something in me that I did not know I had, so remember, that could be you or the employees you work with.” 

The director's resignation will be effective January 8, 2021.  

Gable joined the city as a laborer in April 1974 and served in multiple Coordinator and Assistant/Deputy Director positions in both the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Public Works. He was appointed DPW Director in 2014. 

“There is no harder-working official in Pittsburgh than Mike Gable, and on behalf of city residents I want to thank Mike for his decades of public service. We will miss him greatly,” Mayor William Peduto said. 



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office