As of January 2013, Kate Diersen will serve as a Board Member for the Union Project (UP), a repurposed historical church that now provides an affordable, safe, and welcoming home to grassroots entrepreneurs, artists, non-profits, and people of all faiths. Union Project creates a community hub of affordable classes, event rental space and entrepreneurial opportunity.
Located in Pittsburgh’s East End, Union Project has already empowered local residents and enhanced the neighboring community through the creation of hundreds of new jobs, micro-businesses and non-profits, cultivated more than 35,000 volunteer hours to renovate and renew the space and gathers tens of thousands of people in a creative, diverse environment, with the intent of further growth and development.
Kate is a member of the firm’s School and Municipal Law Group. She is broadly experienced in land use issues, labor and employment, and assessment concerns, amongst other issues. She has represented authorities in labor contract negotiations and has participated in negotiations for, and the drafting of, inter-municipal agreements. A 2002 graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio, Kate also studied in Ireland, and received her JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.