Lawrenceville United’s Board of Directors is recommending amendments to the organization’s By-Laws, which requires approval from our members. These amendments were recommended to improve Lawrenceville United’s Board Officer election process, improve the eligibility deadline to be a candidate for LU’s Board of Directors, and open up to 3 positions of the 15-member Board to “Legacy” residents — for people who lived in the Lawrenceville community but are no longer residents. The other 12 Board positions will still have a requirement to be a current resident. If you have any questions about these proposed changes, or wish to talk it through in person, please contact 412-802-7220.
You must be a current member of Lawrenceville United in order to vote. Not sure of your Membership status? Contact info@LUnited.org or call 412-802-7220. Want to become a member? Click here to join or renew today.
The deadline to vote is 2/29/2020. Thank you for your participation!
VIEW the proposed By-Laws amendments here.
VOTE on the proposed By-Laws amendments using form below, or clicking here.
***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:
- Voting in person at the Membership Meeting on 6/5
- Returning a ballot by mail to 118 52nd Street, Suite 2026, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
- 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.
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. To learn more and get to know our existing Board, please join us at the Board Meet & Greet on Thursday, April 26th from 6-8 p.m. at Hambone’s.
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 once per 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 form and plan to attend the spring membership meeting on the evening of June 5th.
- 4/20 – Board application released
- 4/26 – Board Meet & Greet, 6-8 p.m. at Hambone’s
- 5/10 – Deadline to submit Board application
- 5/22 – Board slate is sent to membership
- 6/5 – Spring membership meeting
- 6/18 – Deadline for LU membership to vote
- 6/22 – New Board orientation & dinner
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.