BOARD EXPLORER

Understanding Pittsburgh's unelected power structure

Rev. Ricky Burgess

Who they are

Age63 years old
Party affiliationDemocrat
ResidencePoint Breeze North (Pittsburgh)
Day jobCouncil member, Pittsburgh City Council; Pastor, Nazarene Baptist Church; Professor of Communications, Community College of Allegheny County
EducationCentral Catholic (High School), LaSalle University, Eastern Michigan University, Pennsylvania State University, The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Contact412-255-2137
reverend.burgess@pittsburghpa.gov

Boards they serve on

Housing Authority, City of Pittsburgh

Commissioner
Provides public housing for more than 20,000 Pittsburghers, manages more than 2,700 public housing units, and provides oversight of an additional 1,300 mixed-finance units.
5-year term: first served 10/14/2008, current term ends 4/30/2020.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

Member
A 10-county commission that plans regional transportation improvements and economic development.
Unknown term length first served 2/26/2013, current term ends 12/31/2016.

Pittsburgh Land Bank

Chair
Charged with returning unproductive real estate to reuse.
3-year term: first served 11/10/2014, current term ends 11/1/2017.
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