The Pittsburgh equity bureau chief, who is also the deputy chief of staff to outgoing mayor Bill Peduto, is leaving next month to take on a similar role with the Allegheny conference on community development.
Majestic Lane has worked for the Peduto administration since 2016. He became Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Equity when the city’s Equity Office was established in 2019 to help the city evaluate all of its programs in a equity perspective.
“His work has changed the way Pittsburgh makes decisions to implement equitable policies and investments and support community development,” said Peduto. “Majestic has set a new, higher standard for how cities can institutionalize equity first. “
During his tenure, Lane helped launch the town’s Community Health and Safety Office, coordinated community-police relations programs, and helped implement the Sustainable Development Goals of the townships. United Nations for the city.
He was also a member of the City’s Affordable Housing Task Force and helped set up the Housing Opportunity Fund which uses $ 10 million per year to develop and maintain affordable housing in the city.
“We imbue our work with the belief that our youth and children, especially young black men and boys, and women of all ages deserve access to opportunities for success,” Lane said. “Everyone in our city deserves to feel respected, safe and welcome. “
Lane’s last day with the city will be September 17th.
On October 18, he will become the action director of the Allegheny conference.
Founded in 1944 to develop the post-war counties of Pittsburgh and Allegheny, the conference now also serves the counties of Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.
“The experience and expertise that Majestic brings, along with its special focus, will strengthen existing efforts in the conference agenda to improve equity in our region,” said Stefani Pashman, CEO of the Allegheny conference.
He will work to implement a plan developed by the conference’s racial equity committee to tackle structural racism and help the region’s black population succeed at work.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead conference initiatives to improve racial inclusion in our region and to work closely with the conference team and regional leaders. The region has a lot of potential, but there is also a lot of work to be done to ensure that there are opportunities for everyone here, ”Lane said.