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Mike Gable, 59, Pittsburgh's new public works director, has 40 years of experience in the field.

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Friday, April 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Notable: Pittsburgh City Council declared April 2 “Mike Gable Day.” Gable retired last month as deputy director of the Department of Public Works after 39 years. Council honored his service, particularly his work with city parks.

Age: 58

Residence: Morningside

Family: Wife, Susan; daughter, Laura; and son, Quinn

Education: Associate degree in mathematics, Community College of Allegheny County, 1979

Background: Gable joined the City of Pittsburgh in 1973 as a laborer in the Parks and Recreation Department and worked his way up to an administrative job Downtown in 1980. He transferred to Public Works in 1993 but remained involved in park maintenance and restoration, helping to craft the Pittsburgh Regional Parks Master Plan in 2000. He helped to guide the restoration of park buildings and facilities, including the Walled Garden at Mellon Park in Point Breeze.

Quote: “The highlight for me was the maintenance of our parks system. Parks have been my love and desire, even when I went to Public Works.”

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