Bill Peduto

Bill Peduto

Bill Peduto

Mayor
City of Pittsburgh

Bill Peduto, mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, has worked for 19 years on Pittsburgh City Council as a staffer and councilmember. Peduto wrote the most comprehensive package of government reform legislation in Pittsburgh’s history, strengthening the Ethics Code, creating the city’s first campaign finance limits, establishing lobbyist disclosure and registration, and ending no-bid contracts. He led the city to apply for Act 47 state protection as a strategic response to Pittsburgh’s financial challenges. Peduto has been directly involved in more than $2 billion in transformative redevelopment of the city’s East End. From co-creator and co-chair of the city’s Comprehensive Climate Action Plan to writing the legislation to protect Pittsburgh’s unique green hillsides, Peduto has championed Pittsburgh’s new reputation as a leader in green initiatives. As co-creator of iBurgh, the nation’s first mobile app for local government, he has led the discussion on e-democracy locally and nationally, and has worked with local companies to help them in creating a new industry.