Local Governmental Relations

The University of Pittsburgh Office Of Local Governmental Relations is the University's liaison with the University of Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, serving as the University's principal source of information on city and county governmental matters and the institutional point of contact for local governments.

These responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies to build positive relationships with the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and other surrounding county and municipal governments. The office facilitates communication between Pitt administration, faculty, staff, and students with local municipal elected officials, department administrators, and their staff.  Local Governmental Relations also looks for opportunities for the University to provide its expertise on issues by providing testimony before City Council, as well as other commissions and authorities. 

Local Governmental Relations represents the University's interests on committees and task forces including: The Hill House Association, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Nuisance Bar Task Force, and the Code Enforcement Task Force, as well as other non-profit organizations.   

The office monitors and distributes proposed city and county ordinances that could have an impact on the University and its departments. Significant efforts go into obtaining amusement, special event, building, and other local permits, parking and traffic/lane variances, and other municipal approvals needed by the University of Pittsburgh.