BOARD EXPLORER

Understanding Pittsburgh's unelected power structure

Theresa Kail-Smith

Who they are

Age62 years old
Party affiliationDemocrat
ResidenceWestwood (Pittsburgh)
Day jobCity Council member and president, City of Pittsburgh
EducationSouth Side Catholic (High School), Carlow University
Contact412-255-8963
theresa.kail-smith@pittsburghpa.gov

Boards they serve on

Pittsburgh Land Bank
CITY

Member
Charged with returning unproductive real estate to reuse.
3-year term: first served 11/10/2014, current term ends 11/1/2018.

Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund
CITY

Member
Oversees the city’s three pension funds: the Municipal Pension Fund, the Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund, and the Policemen’s Relief and Pension Fund.
Term length members serve by virtue of office or are chosen by police, fire and municipal employees. example here.: first served 2/6/2020

Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board
CITY

Member
Oversees $10 million per year in spending on development and retention of affordable housing, and reports to the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
4-year term: first served 6/19/2018, current term ends 4/30/2022.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees
CITY
COUNTY

Public Trustee
Conducts dialogue with the public in order to understand and better respond to concerns and suggestions about Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
3-year term:
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