PITTSBURGH, PA (February 8, 2021) Mayor William Peduto is making appointments to the City’s new LGBTQIA+ Commission.
The Mayor created a LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council in 2016, and under legislation he introduced in June he replaced it with a permanent commission within City Code. The commission will advise City government on plans and policy recommendations to address challenges facing the LGBTQIA+ community.
The appointees will be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council tomorrow. They are: Kathi Boyle; Denise DeSimone; Jam Hammond; William Hileman; Sue Kerr; Councilman Bruce Kraus; Britton Mauk; Leonard Orbovich; Richard Parsakian; Dr. Christopher Robinson; Marcus Robinson; Sarah Rosso; Luca Salerno; Tiffini Simoneaux; Nekia Burton Tucker; the Reverend Deryck Tines; and Guillermo Velazquez.
“This is a strong and impressive group, and will be extremely helpful in informing policies on LGBTQIA+ matters across City government,” Mayor Peduto said.
The Mayor is also making appointments and reappointments to the Gender Equity Commission; the Shade Tree Commission; the Historic Review Commission; the Urban Redevelopment Authority; the Pittsburgh Land Bank; and the Art Commission.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.