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Tracy Royston is a lifelong Pittsburgher with a deep background in government and non-profit management.

Experienced. Proven.

Since 2018, she has played a critical role in the leadership and management of the County Controller’s Office staff, including serving as Acting County Controller after Chelsa Wagner was elected to the Court of Common Pleas. In addition to Acting Controller, she has served in various roles from community relations director to Deputy Controller working both inside the office and out to improve the lives of the people of Allegheny County. One of the highlights of her time in the County Controller’s office was working closely with Controller Chelsa Wagner to plan and execute a series of forums on community healthcare to allow our community members to share their stories and connect to resources during the UPMC/Highmark conflict. Those stories directly enabled Attorney General Josh Shapiro to build his case to settle the dispute and maintain healthcare access for thousands of residents.

She began her career in public service in the administration of former City of Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy and worked for 18 years in the local non-profit sector focusing on program management, fundraising and allocations, government relations, and public policy.  


One of Us,
Working for All of Us.

A lifelong Pittsburgher born in Greenfield, Tracy is a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, a parent to Pittsburgh Public School students for the past 18 years and has served on various visioning and executive committees with the school board over the last several decades. In addition, she has been active with the Jewish Community Center throughout her life. 

She is a graduate of Ithaca College, holds a Masters in Social Work and Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and served as a fellow of the Coro Center for Public Affairs.

Tracy lives in Point Breeze with her husband of 22 years, Josh, her son Kyle who is a sophomore at Pittsburgh Allderdice, and sometimes her daughter Maya, a sophomore at Syracuse University. When she is not serving the public, you can usually find her walking the trails of Frick Park with her beloved rescue dog Mayzie. 

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