Office of Mayor William Peduto
Sustainability Commission

Function

The Sustainability Commission works to reduce the environmental impact of City operations and oversees the implementation of and updates to the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan. The Sustainability Commission is comprised of eleven members, all City employees, appointed by the Mayor.

There are four standing positions for staff members whose primary roles are related to sustainability: the sustainability coordinator, energy and utilities manager, recycling supervisor, and urban forester. The remaining seven positions are departmental representatives.

Governing Documents

Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Article IX, Chapter 178C

Appointment Guidelines

  • 11 members appointed by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, representing the following positions/departments:
    • Sustainability Coordinator
    • Energy and Utilities Manager
    • Recycling Supervisor
    • Urban Forester
    • Mayor's Office representative
    • City Council representative
    • Department of City Planning representative
    • Department of Finance representative
    • Department of Personnel representative
    • Department of Public Works representative
    • Bureau of Building Inspection representative
  • Sustainability Coordinator, Energy and Utilities Manager, Recycling Supervisor, and Urban Forester shall be Commisison members for as long as they hold those positions. All other members shall serve a term fo five (5) years.

Members

  • Sustainability Coordinator - Lindsay Baxter
  • Energy and Utilities Manager - James Sloss
  • Recycling Supervisor - Shawn Wigle
  • Urban Forester - Lisa Ceoffe
  • Mayor's Office representative - Kristen Baginski
    • Term expires January 2015
  • City Council representative - Councilman William Peduto
    • Term expires January 2015
  • Department of City Planning representative - Jason Kambitsis
    • Term expires January 2015
  • Department of Finance representative - Cathy Qureshi
    • Term expires January 2015
  • Department of Personnel representative - David Reed
    • Term expires January 2015
  • Department of Public Works representative - Mike Gable
    • Term expires January 2015
  • Bureau of Building Inspection representative - Lauren Beck
    • Term expires January 2015

Residency Requirements

Compensation

None.

Meetings

2:00 p.m. the third Monday of every other month

Contact Information

Website

The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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