Office of Mayor William Peduto
Commission on Human Relations


The Commission on Human Relations studies and investigates complaints of alleged discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and civil rights practices involving City employees and any conditions having an adverse effect on intergroup relations in the city.

Governing Documents

Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter, Sec. 216-217
Pittsburgh Code Title Six, Article V, Ch. 653

Appointment Guidelines

  • 15 members
    • All appointed by Mayor


  • Leah Williams-Duncan, Chair
    Term expires 4/1/2016
  • Winford Craig, 1st Vice Chair
    Term expires 4/1/2015
  • Lynette Drawn-Williamson, 2nd Vice Chair
    Term expires 4/1/2017
  • Amanda Z. Rubio, Secretary
    Term expires 4/1/2014
  • Eric Horwith, Treasurer
    Term expires 4/1/2014
  • Elizabeth C. Pittinger, Chair Emeritus
    Term expires 4/1/2014
  • Adelaide Smith, Chair Emeritus
    Term expires 4/1/2016
  • Lorraine Eberhardt, Ed.D.
    Term expires 4/1/2017
  • Elizabeth Lee Fogarty, Ph.D.
    Term expires 4/1/2015
  • James R. Sheppard
    Term expires 4/1/2015
  • Curtis A. Smith
    Term expires 4/1/2017
  • Rev. Timothy Smith, Sr.
    Term expires 4/1/2016
  • John L. Tague, Jr.
    Term expires 4/1/2016
    Term expires 4/1/2014
    Term expires 4/1/2015

Residency Requirements

Must be a resident of the City of Pittsburgh.




  • Full Commission meeting held first Monday of each month, except holidays.
  • Hearing panels, committee meetings, etc., scheduled according to availability of Commissioners involved.

Contact Information



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

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