This month, Mayor William Peduto of Pittsburgh, PA, named Marty LaMar (MPA ’07!), as the City’s Chief Economic Development Officer, effective January 6. A nationally recognized development and affordable housing expert, LaMar shares:

‘Serving as Pittsburgh’s Chief Economic Development Officer excites me because the focal points are enhancement and advancement, which means I get to make things better for the city and my fellow residents. Whether it is the development of affordable housing, resurfacing streets, or revitalizing neighborhoods the objective is progression.”

“My Evans School degree has benefitted me immensely because my curriculum taught me how to process information to understand how and why things happen and how to make rationale, cost-effective, and community-inclusive decisions. An Evans School education instills a tremendous sense of responsibility to do transcendent and transformative work.”

In his new role, LaMar will coordinate work by the Departments of City Planning and Permits, Licenses and Inspections; the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh; the Pittsburgh Land Bank; and the new leadership team at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. 

The Evans School is proud to celebrate and congratulate Marty on such a deserving appointment.