Mayor Ed Gainey Launches City-Wide Volunteer Initiative
Administration aims to increase diversity in board and commission appointments
PITTSBURGH – Mayor Ed Gainey announced today the launch of a city-wide volunteer initiative aimed at increasing diversity on the City’s boards and commissions. As part of the initiative, the City has launched an application that is accessible to all residents interested in serving on a City board or commission via EngagePGH.
“City government must serve all of our residents equitably and to accomplish this goal we must include voices representative of our entire city,” said Mayor Gainey. “Our boards and commissions tackle some of our most pressing issues, but it is past time our leaders in these spaces reflect our city’s diversity. This initiative is another step forward in our efforts to create a more welcoming and equitable Pittsburgh. I encourage all interested Pittsburgh residents to apply and help us ensure that every voice is brought to the table.”
The form will allow the Administration to recruit interested individuals and ensure that Black, Indigenous, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, individuals with a disability, and individuals from across city neighborhoods have equal opportunities to serve the City of Pittsburgh.
For more information on Pittsburgh’s city-wide volunteer initiative and to apply, please visit: https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/pittsburgh-volunteer-application