The Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) advances a two-way flow of information between the University of Pittsburgh and government representatives at the city, county, state, and federal levels of government. Acting as the primary liaison between Pitt and government offices, CGR advocates to promote Pitt interests. By engaging across the University to develop an awareness of Pitt strengths, the government relations staff can successfully raise awareness of the University's expertise and lobby to secure support for programs and activities.
Local Governmental Relations
CGR is the University's liaison with the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, serving as the University's principal source of information on city and county governmental matters and the institutional point of contact for local governments.
CGR represents Pitt's interests in Pennsylvania State Assembley. By maintaining a presence in Harrisburg and establishing strong relationships with legislators, CGR is able to raise the profile of the University and promote it as a resource for the Commonwealth.
CGR represents Pitt in Washington, D.C. By maintaining relationships with federal legislators, government agencies and administrative deparments, CGR can communicate Pitt's priorities and work to secure funding for programs and projects.