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Daniel Lavelle

Position: Elected Official
Categories: Elected Official
Councilman Daniel Lavelle is from Pittsburgh, PA He graduated from Schenley High School. He earned his B.S.from Kent State University in 2000. In 2002, he completed the Leadership Pittsburgh program. In 2014 Councilman Lavelle was a Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund. Councilman Lavelle was sworn into office in 2010. Councilman Lavelle has chaired the Land Use and Economic Development Committee and Public Safety Committee. He now chairs Finance and Law. He also is the Treasurer for the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Councilman Lavelle is a leader on economic and social justice issues. He has sponsored legislation including: The Responsible Banking Act; Decriminalization of Marijuana; zoning for a new Local Economic Revitalization Tax District; and the Housing Opportunity Fund, funded at $10 million per year. In 2019, Councilman Lavelle centered his policy work on equity. Sponsored bills include: an Ordinance to add equity reporting requirements of Department Directors; a Resolution Establishing an Equity and Inclusion Implementation Team; and a Resolution Declaring Racism in the City of Pittsburgh a Public Health Crisis. In 2016, Councilman Lavelle was a featured speaker at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He presented at a two-part program entitled Gentrification By Design: Shaping Neighborhood Change. Councilman Lavelle has received numerous awards including Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest, Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40, the NAACP Bill Lynch Political Courage Award and was a 2018 BMe Genius Fellow. He is married to Rachel Lavelle and are proud parents of daughter and son, Saniya and Elijah.