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Valerie McDonald-Roberts to Leave City Government

 

Valerie McDonald-Roberts, the city’s Chief Urban Affairs Officer, has announced she is resigning from city government effective January 14. 

McDonald-Roberts oversees the city’s Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment (BNE), which handles issues such as small business, early childhood education, equity, inclusion and food and immigration policies. 

“The BNE staff are some of the most talented, passionate, competent, innovative and civically engaged persons I have ever worked with,” she wrote in her December 21 resignation letter to Mayor William Peduto. “It is with pride and confidence that I know the Mayor’s Office is in great hands with BNE engagement.” 

McDonald-Roberts has spent 30 years in public service in roles including the Pittsburgh Public Schools board of directors, Pittsburgh City Council, the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds, and the manager of the Allegheny County Department of Real Estate. 

“In addition to being a tremendous public servant, Valerie is a trusted adviser and friend. We’ll miss her,” Mayor Peduto said. 

McDonald-Roberts is taking a break from day-to-day city work to focus more on family life, which includes 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren around Pittsburgh and Dallas, Texas. 

She will continue participating in Pittsburgh civic life and remains on the boards of the Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. 

 

Source: City of Pittsburgh

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