February 8, 2022

Pittsburgh Mayor Schedules Community Forums

City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s transition organization announced a series of community meetings, an online engagement portal, and a resident input message center that will allow residents to provide input to help guide the work and policy recommendations of the transition committees. One meeting will focus on education and workforce development.


According to a news release, the meetings, online portal, and message center aim to provide an opportunity to capture and empower the diverse voices of communities across the city.

Residents will be able to weigh in on some of the city’s most pressing issues including equitable development, education and workforce development, infrastructure and environment, and community health and safety.

Meetings Schedule

The schedule of community meetings is as follows:

  • Equitable Development – Monday, February 21, 2022 at 6 p.m.
  • Education and Workforce Development – Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6 p.m.
  • Community Health and Safety – Monday, February 28, 2022 at 6 p.m.
  • Infrastructure and Environment – Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 6 p.m.

All of the community forums will take place virtually. All citizens interested in participating are asked to register through the online portal designed to accommodate multi-lingual residents.

Residents who may not have access to technology to participate in online events are invited to call 412.267.7592 and leave a voice message in their primary language to share their ideas. Messages will be transcribed and shared with the transition committees. All community organizations and community advocacy groups are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas on these platforms and via community meetings.

The portal also includes a survey that will be updated every two weeks, and an “idea wall” where residents will have the ability to submit ideas through March 15, 2022.

More Information

For more information, view the full news release or visit Mayor Gainey’s transition website.