Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak
Natalia, a two-term City Council member, was born and raised in South Pittsburgh, where she is a proud graduate of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Carrick High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University and the London School of Economics through scholarships awarded from the Pennsylvania and national AFL-CIO before completing her graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University.
Natalia’s professional background is in fiscal management and technology. She previously worked at Deloitte Consulting, where she implemented a statewide information technology system. On Council, she serves as the Chair of the Committee on Finance and Law, which deals with the Department of Finance, Ethics, the Equal Opportunity Review Commission, the Law Department, the Treasurer, and related matters. Natalia has worked to balance the city’s books in the face of state financial oversight, has improved the city’s credit outlook, and has built best financial practices into the city code.
Natalia has been a trailblazing legislator who advocates tirelessly for quality early childhood education for all children. She is steadfast in her commitment to families, introducing and passing family-friendly legislation for the workplace, and advocating for livable wages.
Natalia was named one of the 40 Under 40 by PUMP and Pittsburgh Magazine in 2009, and was voted Young Democrat of the Year in 2011 by the Young Democrats of Allegheny County. Natalia was a 2010 Women of Achievement Awards Honoree, and won the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women Outstanding Elected Democratic Woman Award in 2012. Additionally, she was a Pittsburgh Business Times Fast Track award winner in 2014, and a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Class 28. Natalia was formerly an Executive Board Member of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority of Pittsburgh and is currently a Board Member of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation. She is also the head of the Pennsylvania Young Elected Officials Network.