Board Member Dora Walmsley

Name: Dora Walmsley

Area: Upper Lawrenceville/ 10th Ward

How long have you lived in Lawrenceville? 7 years

Why did you move to/ stay in Lawrenceville? Was looking for a more community focused neighborhood.

Current Employer/ Job Title: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank/ Volunteer Program Coordinator

Please list Community Service, Non-Profit, or Board Experience: Pittsburgh Cares, Hill Top Advisory Council, Lawrenceville Organic Community Gardens, LHA Garden Tour Planning Committee, Strong Women Strong Girls

 What makes Lawrenceville unique?  Why?  There is a strong sense of community that remains from the many generations that still reside here.  Additionally, these families welcome and work with new residents and businesses moving into the neighborhood.

What is was one thing you would like to work on within the neighborhood?  Why? Maintaining affordable housing to ensure diversity and fair property taxes for seniors and lower income populations.  More focus on neighborhood schools to retain/ attract new families.

What LU program or project most interests you?  Why?  The PEP Rally program because it’s the first of its kind and is already bringing positive attention to the schools and engaging parents.

What is one fun fact that others might be surprised to know about you?  Public speaking does not come naturally or easily for me!

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