Amazon & Community Organizing

Please join Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation on Thursday 9/23 at 6:30 PM as we continue to organize with the Lawrenceville community (and beyond) in response to Amazon’s plans to open a last-mile distribution center at the former Sears Outlet site (27 51st Street).

This virtual meeting will include a conversation with representatives from the Coalition for Responsible Development for Grand Island (CRED4GI), an all-volunteer group of residents who successfully organized against an Amazon fulfillment center in NY, as well as the Athena Coalition, a broad national coalition working to “stop Amazon’s growing, powerful grip over our society and economy.” Following the discussion with CRED4GI and Athena, we will move into break-out rooms with the working groups that have assembled to date.

This is an open and public virtual meeting accessible by Zoom and by phone. Advance registration is required. Please register at or with LU at 412-802-7220.

Community Meeting on Holy Family development

Please join us on Tuesday, September 14th at 6 p.m. for a virtual community meeting regarding updates on the Holy Family development. E Properties & Development will be presenting their latest plans in anticipation of an upcoming Planning Commission hearing.

As part of Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation’s community process, you are encouraged to attend this open and public meeting to learn more, ask questions, and provide feedback. Participate by Zoom or by phone. To participate, register at or call 412-802-7220. The meeting will also be streamed live on Lawrenceville United’s Facebook page.

Please let us know your accessibility needs at or 412-802-7220.

No Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration 2021

A message from the Fireworks committee
Dear Community Members:

Unfortunately, again this year after careful consideration of all the issues involved and a great deal of soul searching the Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee must announce the cancelation of this year’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for June 26, 2021 to be held at Arsenal Park. The Committee remains 100% committed to bringing the event back bigger and better than ever.  The Committee would like to thank you, the members of the community, for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe and stay healthy.

Amazon Community Meeting #2

As part of Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation’s community process, you are encouraged to attend this community meeting to ask questions and provide feedback on Amazon’s proposed new use of the former Sears Outlet site (27 51st St) as a last-mile distribution center.

This meeting will be a follow up to the community meeting with Amazon in June, which can be viewed at this link:

Amazon will NOT be present at this next meeting. Register for the Zoom meeting at

You can also register by calling (412) 802-7220 if you plan to participate by phone or need assistance/accommodations. This meeting will NOT be streamed live on Facebook.

Second Workshop for Clack Site Public Planning Process

Come explore future scenarios for the re-use of the Clack Site & learn about its history! Stop by the Lawrenceville Farmers Market on 6/29 from 3-7 p.m. for short, interactive opportunities to shape the future of this publicly owned site. This builds on the first set of public workshops for the Clack site and the community survey.

Tuesday 6/29, 3-7 p.m., Arsenal Park

In person at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market

For questions, more info, or accommodations, contact Lawrenceville United: 412-802-7220 |

Have you completed the community survey yet?

6/22: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Lawrenceville Farmers Market


Lawrenceville United and the Lawrenceville Farmers Market are proud to partner with UPMC to bring the COVID-19 vaccines to you and the community.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Appointments are highly encouraged. To schedule, please call 833-653-0518 and ask for the Lawrenceville Farmers Market Vaccine Clinic.

If English is not your preferred language and you would like to schedule with an interpreter, please call 833-660-2416.

Someone from UPMC may call you to schedule your appointment. If you receive a call from 412-432-7555, please accept the call.

WHERE: Lawrenceville Farmers Market, Arsenal Park 249 39th Street. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

WHO: For those in Lawrenceville and surrounding communities.

This clinic will offer the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, which recommended for those 18 and older.

Please note, anyone under 18 years of age will need parental consent. For more information, please visit

“Kids & Families Day” at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market

“Kids & Families” Day will be every second Tuesday of the month at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market, through December. Join us for special free and fun programming for families each month!
– June 8th
– July 13th
– August 10th
– September 14th
– October 12th
– November 9th
– December 14th

2021 Board Elections + Spring Membership Meeting

The Spring Membership Meeting & Board Elections was held on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. See the full video HERE. The agenda included Board elections, opportunities to get involved, and an open Q&A.

More information about the meeting:

  • How to become a member, or renew your membership: If you need to renew your membership, or have never been a member of LU, you can renew/become a member online here, do it over the phone by calling 412-802-7220, or request to have a membership application mailed to you. Given COVID-19 and the economic uncertainty of so many, we are waiving membership fees this year for anyone who needs it. Any questions, please let us know.
  • How to vote in the Board elections: If your membership is current, you can vote for candidates for the Board of Directors by: (1) returning a ballot by mail to 118 52nd Street, Suite 2026, Pittsburgh, PA 15201; or (2) voting online via THIS FORM. The deadline to vote is Wednesday, June 16th. No votes received after June 16th will be accepted.


Slate of Candidates for LU Board of Directors Click on any candidate’s name to review their bio. Asterisks*** next to the name signify that this candidate is a current Board member running for re-election.


6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville)

Choose Two

9th Ward (Central Lawrenceville)

Choose Two

10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville)

Choose Two


John Atem


Rebecca Scarpino Label Don Kahler

Alyssa Cypher***


Katie McAuley***

Marcus Shoffner

Gary Philip Nelson***



Ashley Varrato




Peter St. Tienne Wolff***




  • What is the Board? The Board of Directors is the governing body of LU. These volunteers set the strategic direction of the organization, evaluate the performance of the Executive Director, and make decisions about key positions.
  • How is the Board elected? LU’s Board of Directors are elected through a democratic process. Each year, all eligible candidates are put on a slate and elected by our membership.
  • Who is eligible to be an LU member? Anyone who resides in Lawrenceville, or has resided in Lawrenceville for more than 365 days in the last 15 years.
  • What Board positions are available: There are two kinds of Board positions: by-ward seats (which are based on each neighborhood to ensure geographic diversity of the Board) and at-large seats (which are open to any eligible member). Each Board member serves a 2-year term and elections are staggered, so roughly half of our Board seats are up for election each year. Six (6) by-ward seats are up for election in 2021. Additionally, there are currently three (3) vacancies in the at-large seats. There are 9 candidates (including 4 current Board members running for re-election) in the current slate.