Sylvia C. Wilson
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Room 245, Administration Building
341 S. Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sylvia C. Wilson was elected as chair of the ALCOSAN Board of Directors on January 24, 2017. Wilson has been a member of the board since February 20, 2000, most recently serving as vice chair.
Wilson’s service to ALCOSAN is only one piece of her lifetime of community service. An elementary education teacher for 26 years, she was a long-time assistant to the head of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and was a member of the union’s executive board from 1979 until 2010. She also was active on the union’s behalf on the state and national level.
In 2013, Wilson was elected to represent District 1 on the Pittsburgh Board of Education, where she serves as first vice president.
She is treasurer of the Allegheny County Labor Council Executive Board, a member of the board of directors of the Riverset Credit Union and a member of the Democratic National Committee and the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee.
Wilson is a life member of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, an ex officio trustee of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and, for more than 20 years, she was an active volunteer with community youth baseball and football organizations.
She has been honored by numerous organizations for her work. Most recently, Wilson accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service from the Nabhi Christian Ministries.
She was educated in public schools in the North Hills and Pittsburgh Public school districts. She graduated from Pittsburgh’s Peabody High School, earned her bachelor of arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and her masters of education degree from the University of Pittsburgh.