NEXTpittsburgh is celebrating five years of focusing on the people driving transformative change in our region. As we look back on covering the people and projects that have moved Pittsburgh forward, an interesting question arises: Who will most powerfully lead change and keep this city growing in the next five years?

Who belongs on a list of the 25 people Pittsburgh cannot live without?

We’re asking for your help in building that list. Visit this link and share your suggestions. Deadline is April 26th.

The people you suggest can be from any sector — nonprofit, arts, education, tech, health, environment, philanthropy, business, food and drink — you name it. Let us know who you think is essential to Pittsburgh’s future.

We’ll announce the list of 25 at our 5th birthday party on May 7. Thanks for your help!

Melissa Rayworth

Kidsburgh Editor Melissa Rayworth specializes in stories about culture, gender, design and parenting. She has written for a variety of outlets in the U.S. and Asia, and is a frequent contributor to The...