City seeks applicants for new LGBTQIA+ Commission
The deadline to apply is August 28.
By Ashlee Green
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Pittsburgh City Council and Mayor Bill Peduto are looking for at least eight community members to serve as representatives for the City’s newly established LGBTQIA+ Commission.
The commission reportedly takes the place of the LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council created by Peduto in 2016 and will, according to the legislation, “advocate for equity for the LGBTQIA+ community in Pittsburgh.”
Specific functions of the commission include identifying the best practices and action plans to combat the challenges affecting Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ community, organizing “cultural competency training opportunities,” and designing and distributing educational outreach and advocacy programming.
Community members are especially encouraged to apply if they have experience with LGBTQIA+ issues as they pertain to workforce development and employment, education, health, homelessness, or aging. Terms for each position will last either two or three years.
If you are interested in applying, click here to fill out the interest form by Aug. 28, 2020.