The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer for the city and assists the mayor and council with the city’s day to day management. The City Administrator provides leadership to all city departments, administrates the budget adopted by the mayor and council, keeps the minutes and official records of the mayor and council, prepares monthly reports, makes recommendations for new ordinances, policies and regulations, and assists the elected officials in daily administrative management.

Mr. Joseph Moskovitz, MPA

City Administrator

Mr. Joseph Moskovitz, MPA is currently the City Administrator for the City of Pittston. He brings more than 20 years of experience in professional municipal management and previously served as an assistant city planner for the City of Scranton, PA; as Borough Manager for the Borough of Dallas, PA and as a Borough Manager in New Jersey, in addition to holding a bachlor’s degree from Wilkes University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Marywood University. Mr. Moskovitz may be contacted at the administration department at City Hall, 35 Broad Street, and by calling the administration department at 570.654.0513.


The City Operations Coordinator assists the City Administrator in managing the city’s day to day operations, particularly in the areas of budgeting, financial management, debt administration, ordinance codification, property maintenance code enforcement, public works, recycling, publications, website management, and emergency management.

Mr. David Allen Hines, MPA

City Operations Coordinator

Mr. David Allen Hines, MPA currently serves as City Operations Coordinator and Recycling Coordinator. Mr. Hines brings more than 20 years of experience in municipal government, and previously served as Deputy Director for the District of Columbia Office of Budget & Planning in Washington, DC, as Borough Administrator for the Borough of Edwardsville, PA; and as an elected member of the town council of the Municipality of Kingston, PA. Mr. Hines holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Marywood University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University and has completed additional continuing education at Georgetown University and the USDA Graduate School in Washington, DC and is a member of the Government Finance Officers of America (GFOA).  Mr. Hines may be contacted at the administration department at City Hall, 35 Broad Street, and by calling the administration department at 570.654.0513.