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Megan M. Turnbull and Kate M. Diersen host Blight Clinic for CONNECT

Megan and Kate led CONNECT's first Blight Workshop at Munhall Borough on Thursday, May 12th. With representatives from 13 CONNECT municipalities in attendance, the conversation was informing and lively. Megan and Kate shared their personalized expertise on blight strategies, and offered advice and tips to attendees, while attendees shared experiences and lessons learned from their everyday efforts to mitigate blight in their communities. 

The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) is an organization that promotes cooperation and collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh and the 36 municipalities that comprise the region's urban core.

Megan M. Turnbull represents municipalities and schools in all matters of organization, finance, legal compliance, labor and employment litigation.  She also supervises the firm’s tax assessment practice. She regularly writes and speaks on property maintenance programs, municipal claims and tax collection, Sunshine Law and Right-to-Know issues. Megan serves as Solicitor to the Boroughs of Conway, Avalon, Oakmont and Leetsdale, as well as the Kennedy Township Uniform Construction Code Appellate Board and the Ambridge Civil Service Commission.  
Kate M. Diersen is a member of the firm’s School and Municipal Law Group. As a municipal solicitor, Kate brings with her a broad experience in land use issues, labor and employment concerns and pension and retirement concerns. She has represented authorities in labor contract negotiations and has participated in negotiations for, and the drafting of, inter-municipal agreements.