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Grant Ervin

City of Pittsburgh
Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer
Grant Ervin serves as the Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer for the City of Pittsburgh were he oversees the integration of sustainability and resilience into City services, programs and policy. Grant is responsible for the environmental, infrastructure and inter-governmental and inter-agency relationships related to the enhancement of the City of Pittsburgh’s sustainability and resilience objectives.
During his time with the City of Pittsburgh, Mr. Ervin has helped advance the City of Pittsburgh’s global recognition as a sustainability leader. Under Mr. Ervin’s leadership the City has been selected as one of the Rockefeller Foundations 100 Resilient Cities program, spearhead efforts for the City’s selection as an Envision America city, led the creation of the City’s Uptown Eco Innovation District program, formulated the City’s District Energy PGH partnership with the U.S Department of Energy and National Energy Technology Lab and the University of Pittsburgh and advanced several clean technology interventions as an advisor to the city-university collaborative - Metro Lab Network. Mr. Ervin also oversees the City’s development of their 3rd climate action plan and first resilience plan, along with engagements with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), Smart Cities Council (SCC), Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and American Council on Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Prior to joining the City of Pittsburgh, Mr. Ervin served as the Regional Director for 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a statewide smart growth and sustainable development policy organization. During his tenure at 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania he advised state and municipal governments on issues related to data and public policy related to strategic allocation of public capital investments impacting land use conservation, transportation networks, water and sewer systems and sustainable development evaluation. While at 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ervin led the organization’s policy development efforts, helping to craft PennDOT $85 million Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative, Pennsylvania ACT 89 of 2013 Transportation Funding program, and the Pennsylvania Growing Greener III Bond program. During Mr. Ervin’s time at 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, he oversaw the organizations membership in Smart Growth America and Transportation for America as well as state and federal government relations.
Before joining 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ervin served as the Public Policy Manager for Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG). Mr. Ervin worked with community-based organizations and financial institutions to develop community redevelopment strategies, land acquisition strategies and local government relations.
Mr. Ervin has held numerous volunteer positions and directorships. He currently is a board member of Sustainable Pittsburgh and represents Mayor William Peduto on the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) and Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT).

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Wednesday, September 21

2:45pm EDT


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