Equity Instigators Sustainable City

Majestic Lane

Majestic Lane is currently deputy chief of staff to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. In that capacity, he focuses on equity, housing, and workforce development in the city.

Lane leads the administration’s equity efforts through community-driven development, affordable housing, and engaging with Community Development Corporations, neighborhood groups, and other stakeholders. One of Lane’s most important jobs is dealing with the city’s growing problem of gentrification. Through the Mayor’s office, Lane has worked on establishing Pittsburgh’s first TechHire cohort. The project connects dislocated workers with training in fields like coding and IT management.

The Mayor’s office is also pursuing the East End Food Cart, a project led by a group of young residents from Homewood, Larimer, and East Liberty who manage a mobile fresh produce market in their neighborhoods. The project aims to connect health and wellness throughout the three communities.

Lane’s public service began as Director of External Affairs & Membership Engagement at Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group. The membership organization represents nonprofits and other groups from low- and moderate-income communities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. He has also served as the Director of Community Engagement & Strategy at A+ Schools, an advocacy organization that is dedicated to improving outcomes for Black & Brown children in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Lane is the recipient of the 2017 Green Building Alliance Luminary Award.