February 23, 2023 Members for New Pittsburgh Advisory Committee for Youth and Family Resource Centers Named City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and City Council President Theresa Kail-Smith recently named the members of the new Advisory Committee for Youth and Family Resource Centers in their joined effort to tackle youth violence in Pittsburgh. The nine-member committee will find ways to utilize existing city assets to launch resource centers. These centers will serve as a safe spaces for children and youth, while providing support services for families in need. About the Advisory Committee for Youth and Family Resource Centers Pittsburgh City Council chose five members of the committee and Gainey chose the remaining four members. Members of the Advisory Committee for Youth and Family Resource Centers include: As chosen by the Pittsburgh City Council: Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess Councilman Anthony Coghill Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle Ricky Moody – Community Health and Human Services Policy Manager Diane Hobson – Community Engagement Specialist As chosen by Mayor Ed Gainey: Lisa Frank – Chief Administrative and Operations Officer Kathryn Vargas – Director Parks and Recreation David Jones – Assistant Director of Community Affairs, Department of Public Safety Education Coordinator – Office of the Mayor Ed Gainey Learn More The committee will soon convene their initial meeting. In this meeting, they will discuss their meeting schedule, public engagement, and timeline for their strategic plan to open up city owned facilities in areas being impacted by youth violence. To learn more, visit the City of Pittsburgh website.