Learn more about the elected and appointed officials who represent the Hill District and find links to their official websites below.
President of the United States
President Joe Biden
Federal Representatives and Senators
US Senator Bob Casey
US Senator John Fetterman
US House Representative Summer Lee
Governor of Pennsylvania
Governor Josh Shapiro
State Representatives and Senators
State Senator Jay Costa
State Senator Wayne Fontana
State Representative La'Tasha Mayes
State Representative Aerion Abney
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
District 10 County Council Representative DeWitt Walton
Mayor Ed Gainey
Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle - District 6
Councilman Bobby Wilson - District 1
Councils and Committees
The following individuals are officially appointed to their positions and are responsible for carrying out the duties of their respective committees. To learn more about the duties of each committee and the impact they have on policy and decision-making, visit their official website.
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
"The URA is committed to creating more housing that is affordable to the average Pittsburgher; encouraging more entrepreneurship and small business development; promoting inclusive growth and quality job creation; expanding neighborhood and main streets revitalization efforts; and developing a talented workforce that is equipped with the skills of the future."
"The URA has a five-member board; each member is appointed by the Mayor."
R. Daniel Lavelle
City Planning Commission
The Commission is charged with guiding land use and land development within the City. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to City Council concerning the Zoning Ordinance and zoning maps, and then reviews major development and redevelopment proposals.
"The City Planning Commission is a nine-member panel appointed by the Mayor for six-year, staggered terms."
planningcommission [at] pittsburghpa.gov (Contact the City Planning Commission Here)
Jean Holland Dick
Zoning Board of Adjustment
"The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is an adjudicative body that reviews land use proposals in accordance with the requirements of the Zoning Code. The ZBA reviews development in public hearings, where Applicants and members of the community submit evidence and provide testimony."
zoningboard [at] pittsburghpa.gov (Contact the ZBA Here)
John J. Richardson
Sports and Exhibition Authority
"The Sports & Exhibition Authority develops first class sports, entertainment, recreational, and convention venues to benefit Pittsburgh's economy and improve quality of life."
"The Sports & Exhibition Authority (SEA) is governed by a seven member Board of Directors appointed by both the County of Allegheny and the City of Pittsburgh."
info [at] pgh-sea.com (Contact the SEA Here)
Sen. Wayne Fontana
Historic Review Commission
"The Historic Review Commission (HRC) provides guidance to those seeking to conduct exterior work on historic buildings in the city. The Historic Review Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the Mayor. The membership of the commission must include an architect, a preservationist, a realtor, a building inspector, and a planner."
The Historic Review Commission has control over any proposed new construction or demolition within a historic district and exterior work to a historic landmark."
historicreview [at] pittsburghpa.gov (Contact the HRC Here)
Lucia M. Aguirre, Chairperson