GCA Board Elections – May 21

Election of Greenfield Community Association Board members is coming up soon.

When: Polls will be open 1-4 pm on Sunday, May 21.

Where: Magee Active Healthy Living Center, 745 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217.

Come at 1:00pm for the GCA Annual Meeting to hear about our 2022 accomplishments and meet the candidates.

The slate of candidates:

Ling Almoubayyed

Ling Almoubayyed has been a resident of Pittsburgh since 2012. Prior to settling in Pittsburgh, she lived in both Las Vegas and Miami. However, out of all the cities she’s lived in, she finds Pittsburgh to be her favorite. In 2017, Ling and her furry friends – a cat and dog – moved to Greenfield. Ling found the charms of this neighborhood irresistible, including its safe and welcoming environment, open space amenities, and verdant hillsides. It was these qualities that led her to buy her first house in Greenfield. Ling has many happy memories of her time here so far, such as meeting her friendly neighbors, making new friends at the bus stop, and encountering a cute German Shepherd named Ozzy who eagerly greets passersby from his yard. 

Ling enjoys exploring the neighborhood and admiring the various architectural styles of the houses, passing out candies to trick-or-treaters from her front yard on Halloween, and gardening in her backyard. Now that she’s married, both Ling and her husband are proud to call Greenfield their home and be part of this beautiful community. Ling holds a Master’s degree in urban design from Carnegie Mellon University and works full-time as an architecture and urban designer in downtown Pittsburgh. 

– Why do I want to join the GCA:

I am eager to contribute to the Greenfield Community Association (GCA) and help support future community development. Given the active development efforts underway in nearby neighborhoods such as Hazelwood and Hazelwood Green, Greenfield is an essential part of these plans. I recognize the importance of ensuring connectivity for residents, promoting equity and diversity, and maintaining affordability. By joining the GCA, I hope to do my part as a resident and help preserve the charms of this neighborhood while fostering its ongoing improvement. 

Ed Goyda (re-elect)

Ed has been a Greenfield resident for 42 years. Ed has been an active member of the Public Space Committee since its inception, working on the Portal Project, painting project at Irvine Street Pump Station and Hassett Parklet. Ed also volunteers at St. Rosalia Church and Festival. In 2016 he received the “Get It Done” Award for his hard work in all of Greenfield’s Public Spaces.

Christa Jones (re-elect)

Christa is a longtime resident and graduate of Allderdice High School with Greenfield roots going back generations. She is a mom to a second-grader who enjoys time at local parks and taking advantage of programming offered by Citiparks and other organizations. She is currently a Director of Marketing and Events at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Media Arts and Technology and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Duquesne University. She has participated in numerous Greenfield community cleanups, public space art mural and Greenfield welcome portal initiatives. Christa joined the GCA in 2020 and has contributed by leading the GCA communications committee which has grown outreach and engagement over the last few years. Christa has volunteered her time and experience in creating the Greenfield Community Association logo and Greenfield Glide logo. She has been recognized multiple times for her leadership and continuous excellence by Carnegie Mellon University and in 2014 was awarded the Greenfield Community Award for Outstanding Achievement in Voluntary Service and in 2022 received the “Get It Done” award.

Scott McMurtry

Scott and his fiancee, Kendall, bought their first home in Greenfield last year and immediately fell in love with the neighborhood. Shortly after moving in, Scott volunteered to coach the Greenfield Baseball Association’s Colt League team, and has received a warm welcome from everyone he’s met in the community. Scott has a passion for civic engagement and currently serves as the Chief of Staff to nearby District 8 City Councilperson Erika Strassburger. Prior to his present role, Scott worked in professional politics for two years, aiding campaigns on the federal, state, and local levels. He grew up in the South Hills and has lived in or around the city of Pittsburgh for most of his life, with the exceptions of college at Penn State University and law school at William & Mary. Scott and Kendall are getting married in February 2024 in her hometown of San Antonio (don’t worry, they’re here to stay–Kendall much prefers Pittsburgh rain and snow to unforgiving Texas heat!)

Why do you want to join GCA?

I am very proud to be a Greenfield resident, and I’m eager to use my skills and experiences to help make the community even stronger for all of our neighbors. I believe joining the GCA board will be the perfect opportunity to deepen my ties and expand my contributions to Greenfield.

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