Sal Sirabella grew up in the city of Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood – “The Bluff”. A first generation American, he attended St Peter’s School and South Hills Catholic High School before studying Political Science and business at John Carroll University. Returning home, he entered Pittsburgh’s political scene by working for the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign. From there, he got his first break with Commissioner Chairman Jim Flaherty. He went on to become County Manager under Tom Foerster and Pete Flaherty, Deputy Mayor and Public Safety Director with Mayor Tom Murphy, Chief of Staff to Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll, Senior Staff and Director of the Office of Public Liaison for Governor Ed Rendell. Most recently, he held the position of Manager of Collier Township. During his six years there he garnered numerous awards and grants, benefiting residents, and establishing a solid basis for the township’s future. His notable achievements there including building the municipal park, community center and the neighborhood parks system, developing a trail system, solar energy community outreach, and upgrading the township’s financial rating to AA+.