ABOUT BOB

Bob has a proven record of service to the Mt. Lebanon community.

 

In 2016, Bob Fischer received the outstanding community volunteer award at the Boards and Authorities dinner.

A graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, he is a homeowner and lifelong Mt. Lebanon resident. For 15 years, he has served as a member of the Mt. Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department, volunteering thousands of hours each year to the safety of our residents and their homes and businesses. His commitment to safety continued during his service as the Chairman of the Public Safety Building campaign where he led the effort to secure $1.2 million in funding.

Bob Fischer and 4 other firefighters were awarded the Fire Department Accommodation for rescuing two people from a third floor apartment building.

As the past president of the Dormont/Mt. Lebanon/Castle Shannon Rotary, he helped individuals and organizations in our community that were in need of assistance. Donations were made to local food banks; children and adults with serious illness; families who lost their homes in fire. Also, children were given coats in cold weather, and students entering college were provided scholarships. As a member of the Mt. Lebanon Zoning Hearing Board, Bob was deeply involved in maintaining the health of our business district.

Governor Rendell touring the completed Mt. Lebanon Public Safety Building after Bob Fischer worked with him to get $500,000 from the state to build the structure.

He is a firm believer in fiscal responsibility and meeting the needs of our residents through public/private partnerships. He is also a proponent of properly maintaining municipal infrastructure—public roads, sewers and buildings—in order to avoid large tax increases during a crisis that may be avoidable. Bob will work hard to improve the Castle Shannon and McNeilly Road corridors to improve the first impressions that visitors to our community have. Bob will also support new residents and young families moving into the 4th Ward through the elimination of the Newcomers Tax, which unfairly taxes new residents and young families by inflating home assessments.