2020 Board Elections + Spring Membership Meeting

 

Please join us for our annual Spring Membership Meeting & Board Elections on Thursday, June 11th at 6 p.m. The agenda will include:

  1. Board Elections: Each of the 14 candidates for the Board will share a few words about who they are and why they want to be on the Board.
  2. Open Q&A/comments: LU staff will respond to any questions, comments, and input from the community.
  3. Membership mixer: People participating by Zoom or by phone will break out into smaller groups to get to know each other and enjoy some neighborly company. BYOB, if you so choose!

 

More information about the meeting:

  • How to participate by Zoom: Due to COVID-19, we will continue to host our meetings virtually until further notice. We encourage you to participate by Zoom via computer or phone, as that will allow us the most amount of two-way dialogue. All LU active members will receive an invitation with instructions on how to participate by computer and how to call in by phone.
  • 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 participate by Facebook: We’ll also broadcast the meeting via Facebook Live, which you can access on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LawrencevilleUnited/). Please note that if you join by Facebook, you’ll only be able to use the comments box to participate, and we do plan on having some break-out groups later, so you won’t be able to participate in that portion.
  • How to view later if you’re unavailable: We’ll record the first two portions of the agenda and share them on our website and e-newsletter for folks who missed the meeting. UPDATE: View the Zoom recording here, or the Facebook Live video here.
  • 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 17th. No votes received after June 17th 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. Please note that two candidates on the paper ballot have asked to be removed from the ballot: Jen Bohland-Anhalt and Heather Mallak.

 

FAQs:

  • 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. Nine (9) at-large seats are up for election in 2020. Additionally, there are currently two (2) vacancies in the by-ward seats: one for the 6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville) and one for the 10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville). There are 14 candidates (including 6 current Board members running for re-election) in the current slate.

 

2020 Board Elections

Want to make a difference in your neighborhood? Consider running for an open at-large position on Lawrenceville United’s Board of Directors!

 

What does the Board do?

The Board governs the organization and is ultimately responsible for LU’s conduct. The Board is responsible for setting LU’s goals in pursuit of its mission to improve and protect quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents, overseeing the Executive Director, monitoring the financial health of the organization, and making key decisions on matters affecting the community. For more information, please see this job description.

 

What’s the commitment like?

Board members are expected to serve at least one full term (2 years), attend monthly Board meetings, participate in at least one Board Committee (which usually meet every other month), participate in the annual Board training, and make a personally meaningful donation to the organization.

 

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Must be Lawrenceville resident or, if no longer resident, have lived at least 1 year in Lawrenceville within the past 15 years.
  • Only individuals 18 years or older who are LU members by 3/1/2020 are eligible (to check your membership status, please email info@LUnited.org).

 

Timeline

  • 5/7 – Deadline to submit a Board application
  • 6/3– Spring membership meeting
  • 6/24 – First Board meeting

Lawrenceville United is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive Board of Directors and organization, and we especially encourage residents from underrepresented populations to apply: Black, Indigenous & People Of Color, renters, parents of young children, immigrants, women, older adults, people with disabilities, and people with low income.

Spring 2019 LU Membership Meeting & Board Elections

***UPDATE 6/10/19: Missed our Spring Membership Meeting? Check out the presentation here.***

 

Please join us for our annual Spring Membership Meeting & Board Elections on Wednesday, June 5th at 6 p.m. at the Clemente Museum (3339 Penn Avenue). There are 6 “by-ward” seats up for election (2 for each “Ward”), and 8 eligible candidates. All Lawrenceville United members in good standing are eligible to vote in LU’s Board elections. Not a member yet? No problem! You can become a member online here, or you can join as a member in person at the meeting. The evening will also include refreshments and an update on LU’s work in the community & plans for moving forward.

There are three ways to cast your vote for candidates for the Board of Directors:

  1. Voting in person at the Membership Meeting on 6/5
  2. Returning a ballot by mail to 118 52nd Street, Suite 2026, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
  3. Voting online via THIS FORM.

The deadline to vote is Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

This year’s Board candidate slate follows below, and members in good standing may vote for up to 2 candidates for each Ward (each neighborhood of Lawrenceville). Please click on any of the candidates to read their bios.

6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville)

9th Ward (Central Lawrenceville)

10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville)

 
 

*Current Board members running for re-election appear in bold with an *.

 

Questions? Contact LU at 412-802-7220 or info@LUnited.org.

2019 Board Elections

Want to make a difference in your neighborhood? Consider running for an open by-ward position on Lawrenceville United’s Board of Directors!

 

What does the Board do?

The Board governs the organization and is ultimately responsible for LU’s conduct. The Board is responsible for setting LU’s goals in pursuit of its mission to improve and protect quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents, overseeing the Executive Director, monitoring the financial health of the organization, and making key decisions on matters affecting the community. To learn more and get to know our existing Board, please join us at the Board Meet & Greet on Tuesday, May 7th from 6-7:30 p.m. at Full Pint.

 

What’s the commitment like?

Board members are expected to serve at least one full term (2 years), attend monthly Board meetings, participate in at least one Board Committee (which usually meet every other month), participate in the annual Board training, and make a personally meaningful donation to the organization.

 

What are the eligibility requirements?

Our by-laws state that you must have be a Lawrenceville resident and be an LU member in good standing for at least 6 months in order to run for the Board. To run, please fill out this application and plan to attend the spring membership meeting on the evening of June 5th.

 

Timeline

  • 4/3 – Board application released
  • 5/7 – Board Meet & Greet, 6-7:30 p.m. @ Full Pint
  • 5/9 – Deadline to submit a Board application
  • 6/5 – Spring membership meeting
  • 6/18 – Deadline for LU membership to vote
  • 6/20 – New Board orientation & dinner
  • 6/26 – First Board meeting

Lawrenceville United is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive Board of Directors and organization, and we especially encourage residents from underrepresented populations to apply: people of color, renters, parents of young children, immigrants, women, older adults, people with disabilities, and people with low income.