It was officially announced by Mayor Bill Peduto at ACTION-Housing's 60th Annual Meeting that May 8th, 2017 is officially sanctioned as "Larry Swanson Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.

Larry Swanson has been executive director of ACTION-Housing since 2005. Prior to that, he had been deputy executive director and was responsible for real estate development and oversight of property and asset management of more than 1,200 units with a combined value of $100 million. He was also in charge of property improvement, housing counseling, energy conservation, and special-needs housing initiatives. In addition to being ACTION-Housing’s chief executive officer, he oversees three subsidiaries that implement construction, asset management, and tax credit efforts. He joined ACTION-Housing in 1979 and, together with the previous executive director, built a comprehensive regional affordable housing organization.

In the surprise announcement by Mayor Peduto himself, Larry was visibly shocked and expressed his appreciation to the attendees and the city.