Catapult Executive Director Tammy Thompson appointed to the Pittsburgh Land Bank

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The Pittsburgh City Council has appointed Catapult Greater Pittsburgh Executive Director Tammy Thompson to the City of Pittsburgh Land Bank.

We are pleased to announce that the Pittsburgh City Council has appointed Catapult Greater Pittsburgh Executive Director Tammy Thompson to the City of Pittsburgh Land Bank.

An affiliate of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Land Bank was founded in 2014 to address the more than 30,000 vacant and blighted properties scattered across the city.

Through an equitable, transparent, and public process, the land bank makes it faster, easier, and cheaper for responsible new owners — including developers, neighbors, community groups, farmers, and gardeners — to fix up these properties and return them to productive use.

Thompson will join the Land Bank’s nine-member Board of Directors, one of three appointed by the Pittsburgh City Council. The role aligns with Thompson’s mission to empower and lift up systematically disenfranchised communities in Pittsburgh and beyond.

“I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Commissioners, doing the business of protecting and directing the sale of city owned property,” said Thompson. “It’s important, now more than ever, to be thoughtful about how we protect properties from predatory investors and communities from blight and vacancy. I’m honored to do this important work.”

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