Alex Pazuchanics serves as Policy Advisor for Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. He manages the City’s legislative and policy agenda across local, state, and federal levels, and coordinates interdepartmental initiatives such as mobility, city process improvement, affordable housing, city-university partnerships, and storm water management. Alex led Pittsburgh’s response to the USDOT Smart City Challenge, which was named one of 7 finalists from 78 applications. He manages the City’s designation as an Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground and is a member of the PennDOT Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force. He has testified before Congress and presented at South by Southwest on Smart City policy. A graduate of The George Washington University and Carnegie Mellon University, Alex previously worked in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pittsburgh City Council.