Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that applications are currently being accepted for young adults interested in becoming members of the City’s Propel Pittsburgh Commission. The Commission was created by Mayor Ravenstahl in 2007 to encourage greater participation from young professionals in City government.
Fifteen applicants, appointed by Mayor Ravenstahl, will advise the Mayor on issues of importance to young adults and young professionals. Members will serve three-year terms and are expected to participate in monthly meetings.
"Now more than ever Pittsburgh’s growing economy - with a burgeoning technology and innovation sector - is retaining and attracting young professionals,” Ravenstahl said. “This commission provides a tremendous opportunity for us to engage young people and have them guide us on how the City can build off of this positive momentum and become even more livable.”
Interested applicants must be between the ages of 20-34 and live within Pittsburgh City limits. The Commission will include a resident from each Council District. Applications and resumes are due by 5 p.m., April 15, and should be sent to Stephen Zumbrun via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
541 City-County Building
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
For more information and to download an application, visit: http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/youthpolicy/advisorygroups/