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Innamorato Announces Transition Team

Innamorato Transition Team

Allegheny County Executive-Elect Sara Innamorato announced that nearly 200 esteemed and diverse leaders from Allegheny County will join her transition, helping to shape “All In Allegheny” – a large and inclusive community engagement process that will understand what people from every part of Allegheny want from County government and build an action plan for County government to deliver on community needs during the Innamorato Administration.

Led by All In Co-Chairs Lauren Byrne Connelly, Vice President, Local Government Affairs and Advocacy, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Michelle McMurray, VP for Local Government Affairs and Advocacy with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and Monica Ruiz, executive director of Casa San Jose’, the members announced today are organized into nine policy committees, each focused on activating the powers of County government to deliver on community priorities.

“I asked these respected community leaders to advise my transition because they care about working together across disciplines to build a vibrant, inclusive, and connected Allegheny County,” said Innamorato in a press release. “These leaders are committed to seizing the potential of this transition to lay a foundation for bold changes to County government during my administration. They will be trusted advisors and I am grateful for their service.”

The honorary chair of the transition committee is Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, while Robert Cherry, CEO of Partner4Work, Farnham Jahanian, president of Carnegie Mellon University, and Jennifer Rafanan Kennedy, executive director of PA United, will serve as co-chairs of the talent committee.

Grant Gittlen is the transition director, while Abigail Gardner will serve as transition communications director.

“We are not wasting a single moment, and we won’t waste a single good idea to make Allegheny County the best it can be,” continued Innamorato. “Building a county for all means thinking creatively about policies that will bring more affordable housing to our neighbors, finding ways to keep seniors in their homes, and helping people achieve the dream of owning their first home. It means prioritizing economic development that brings along people who have missed out on prosperity for too long by investing in childcare, CCAC, and workforce programs.

“Together we will be ensuring our future is green, resilient, and includes workers who helped build the economy of today so we can ensure our kids and neighbors have clean air and water and a strong economic outlook.”


updated to reflect Connelly’s job title


  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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