FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2022
Mayor Ed Gainey Announces Nominations for Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority
City economic development director Kyle Chintalapalli and Rep. Sara Innamorato selected as mayoral appointees
PITTSBURG – Mayor Ed Gainey today announced his appointments to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Director of Economic Development Kyle Chintalapalli and State Rep. Sara Innamorato were chosen as the mayor’s appointees. The URA is the city’s economic development agency and supports the city’s economic development goals which are designed to create a city of inclusive opportunity for residents, stakeholders and communities.
“I am proud to announce that Kyle Chintalapalli and Rep. Sara Innamorato have been named to the URA Board of Directors,” Mayor Gainey said. “I am confident that Kyle and Rep. Innamorato bring a wealth of experience and commitment to my administration’s priority of creating a fair economy for all Pittsburghers. I know they will both serve our city well.
Chintalapalli was recently appointed as the city’s director of economic development. Chintalappi has held numerous positions in economic development, including as director of strategy for the URA. In this role, he acted as a lead advisor to the Executive Director and Department Directors on major projects and initiatives, including the initial implementation of the Housing Opportunity Fund. Most recently, Kyle served as Vice President of Business and Economic Development for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA). He led investment and business attraction activities for the PRA in the technology, innovation, life sciences and real estate sectors. Under his leadership, the PRA has opened over 90 new leads and projects since 2019, resulting in 18 confirmed wins with up to 740 new and retained jobs and over $70 million in capital investments.
Prior to his first General Assembly election in 2018, Innamorato worked with nonprofits and government agencies on communications and policy issues such as blight reduction, sustainability, and access to health. food. As State Representative for the 21st District, she currently serves on the House Labor and Industry, Urban Affairs, Transportation, and Finance Committees. She is also co-founder and co-chair of the Welcoming Pennsylvania Caucus, which raises statewide issues related to new Americans. She has authored more than 20 bills on issues related to housing stability, economic justice, and access to health care.