Michael Lamb took office as Controller of the City of Pittsburgh on January 7, 2008. As Controller, he created Open Book Pittsburgh, a website that allows citizens to search and view all City contracts, and campaign contributions and expenses of all candidates running for office in the City of Pittsburgh. Michael was instrumental in the creation of CONNECT (Congress of Neighboring Communities) and was an outspoken supporter of row office consolidation. In 2005, the citizens of Allegheny County voted to consolidate the County’s row offices, making Michael the last Prothonotary of Allegheny County. He is also active in the community serving on the boards of the Kane Foundation, the Catholic Youth Association and the Downtown Pittsburgh YMCA. He is a member of the Mount Washington – Duquesne Heights Community Development Corporation, and the Board of Fellows of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics. Michael received his Juris Doctorate from the Duquesne University School of Law, his Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and his Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University.