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Top staffer leaving Pittsburgh mayor's office and the city

| Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Debra Lam, chief innovation and performance officer

A key member of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's executive team is leaving at year's end.

Debra Lam, Peduto's chief innovation and performance officer, is moving with her family to Atlanta where she expects to continue a career in urban planning, the mayor's office said.

Lam helped create and headed the Department of Innovation and Performance and was in charge of technology, sustainability and performance of city government.

“Debra has had the unique ability to execute our vision, build an effective team, forge strong partnerships and enhance Pittsburgh's reputation as a leader in inclusive innovation,” Peduto said in a statement.

Lam is the second executive to leave the administration since Peduto took office in 2014. Curtiss Porter, who served as the city's chief education and neighborhood reinvestment officer, retired last year.

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