County Councilwoman Olivia “Liv” Bennett

Raised in Manchester, Liv is passionate about improving social equity. She is currently a resident of Northview Heights where she has been, and continues to be, a community activist. Liv graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carlow University in May of 2018 and is currently attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh at GSPIA where she is studying Public Policy Management. Liv lives with her husband, Terrence, and her 18 year old son. She has three other children and three grandchildren. She also serves as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee. She is honored to serve them in this role and seeks to represent all of the diverse folks within her district. Liv’s work on Council includes passing legislation banning conversion therapy, banning hair discrimination, declaring Juneteenth a Countywide paid holiday and declaring racism as a public health crisis. Liv rose up out of the activist world and is a member of the Black Activist/Organizing Collective. She also works as a part time community organizer for Take Action Mon Valley. Liv is always humbled and honored to serve in any way she can.