Matt DrozdDistrict 1
Member: Budget & Finance, Public Works, Parks
Member: Parks & Public Works
Matt Drozd, councilman for District 1, has a long history of service to our country and extensive experience in both the business and public sectors. He ran a small international company and while working for a regional economic development group, he was instrumental in helping to create approximately 20,000 jobs for Southwestern Pennsylvania. He was also a former Program Controller for ABC World News, working alongside such notable newscasters as Peter Jennings. As one of the top fund raisers for Penn State University, he raised over $20 million to benefit college students.
Matt also has an extensive military background. He provided critical information to NORAD for the defense of our country while serving at the Pentagon. As a Lt Colonel in the Air Force Reserves; he served for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and at the State Department. He also formulated homeland security plans that helped protect our country following the 911 terrorist attacks. Matt Drozd has continually volunteered for active duty and deployed overseas twice to protect our foreign embassies and troops against terrorism. He helped coordinate the care and air evacuation of wounded military members. Along with numerous commendations and administrative awards, Matt has twice received the Defense Meritorious Service Award.
As a current resident of the North Hills and former resident of the City of Pittsburgh, Steel Valley, and other outlying suburbs; Matt is very familiar with the demographics of all Allegheny county and understands the needs of our people. While serving on the North Hills School Board, he worked tirelessly against tax increases and never voted for one. Matt Drozd holds Bachelors & Masters degrees in Business Administration from Duquesne University and has taught in the graduate schools of the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris.
District 1 Communities:
Ben Avon Borough
Ben Avon Heights Borough
Glen Osborne Borough
North Fayette Township
West View Borough