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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.


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