Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh
Grant Ervin serves as the Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Director for the Department of City Planning for the City of Pittsburgh. Grant oversees the integration of sustainability and resilience into City services, programs, and policy. He works to make the City of Pittsburgh a smart, sustainable, and resilient city by fostering partnerships, leveraging assets, and finding creative ways to solve problems. Prior to joining the City of Pittsburgh, Grant served as the Regional Director for 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a statewide sustainable development policy organization, and as Public Policy Manager for Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG).
Grant serves as an integrator of city activities by working across departments, agencies, and sectors. He brings deep experience, intersecting the worlds of environmental, community and economic development, and infrastructure policy to create innovative and sustainable solutions for local governments, community development organizations, and state agencies. Grant has helped lead the development of a variety of innovative programs including: Pittsburgh’s OnePGH Resilience Strategy, Pittsburgh Climate Plan, Pittsburgh’s inclusion in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative, the United States Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge, the creation of the Uptown Eco-Innovation District, District Energy Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Community Information System, and the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative.
Grant serves on the board of directors of Sustainable Pittsburgh, EcoDistricts, and Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Grant resides in the Morningside neighborhood of Pittsburgh with his wife and two daughters.