Name: Robert A. Creo
What years have you lived in Lawrenceville? Starting Fall 2018 to present; grew up and had my office in Morningside; went to Peabody HS
Why did you move to Lawrenceville? Wanted to be in an apt and city living
Current Job Title (if employed): Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator & Educator
Why do you want to be on the LU Board: To have input into community development and diversity; to be more active in charitable and providing other humanitarian and social services to area
Please list Volunteer, Non-Profit, or Board Experience: Numerous lawyer professional boards; Pittsburgh Community Mediation Center; co-founder of Mediators Beyond Borders whose first project in 2007 was working with Somali refugees in Lawrenceville and at Arsenal school
What makes Lawrenceville unique? Why? I have seen the transformation of the community from 1965 to present. A vibrant and diverse community with many, many socially conscious and active good citizens.
What is one thing you would like to work on within the neighborhood? Why? Development and developers. My 40 plus professional experience as a lawyer and mediator.
How are you involved in the Lawrenceville community? I have attend some meetings and joined the local associations. I have participated at many community days and events at Teamsters Temple Local 249. I am counsel for Nied’s Hotel.
What would you bring to the LU Board (e.g. experience, skills, perspective, network, etc.)? Significant professional experience in conflict resolution, real estate law, civic and governmental relationships.
What is one fun fact that others might be surprised to know about you? I was a zombie extra in George Romero Day of the Dead.