Our moderator, John Craig, is president of Pittsburgh Regional Indicators, a broad-based community effort to establish a regional indicator program by encouraging the use of data in establishing public policy. Based at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research, it publishes 290 indicators in 10 areas of community activity from arts, to economy, to environment, to health and transportation. He started this project in 2003 after his retirement from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he was editor for 26 years.
Mr. Craig served as one of the first co-chairmen of the Riverlife Task Force, from 1999 to 2006, and continues to serve on its executive committee. He is also involved in complimentary activities as a commissioner of the Port of Pittsburgh and member of the board of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.