The Community Education Center’s Leadership Elk & Cameron program recently held their monthly session virtually. In lieu of the class’s annual trip to the Capitol in Harrisburg, the participants met virtually with Congressman Thompson, Senator Scarnati and Representative Matt Gabler. They discussed the current issues at the Federal and State levels and how the branches of government interact. Mr. Dom Surra, Assistant Principal for St. Marys Middle School provided the class with a State Government 101 presentation; and Andy Surra of Malady-Wooten, Inc, a native of Kersey, talked with the group about the role of lobbying, advocacy and public policy in Harrisburg.
Leadership Elk & Cameron is a community-based leadership program for individuals who live and work in Elk and Cameron Counties. The CEC is now accepting applications for the next class which kicks off in September 2020. For more information, visit www.communityedcenter.com or call 814-781-3437.
Representative Matt Gabler speaks with the Leadership Elk and Cameron program during their virtual session earlier in the month.
Top to bottom, L to R: Josh Hanes (Allegheny Coatings), Amy Goode (CEC), Jackie Herbstritt (CEC), Lauren Zickefoose (McCourt Label), Angie Catalano (St. Marys SD), Danielle Smith (Domtar), Austin Erich (RASD Senior, sponsored by St. Marys Insurance), Maddison Taylor (ECC Senior, sponsored by Dickinson Center), Theresa Mitchell (Domtar), Rani Pogue (Northwest), Sheila Singer (LEC Advisor), Alex Garner (Advantage Powder Metals), Jake Newman (Johnsonburg Junior, sponsored by Friends of GT Thompson), Betsy LaValle (Community Nurses), Representative Matt Gabler, Kyle Gardner (St. Marys Senior, sponsored by Liberty Pressed Metals), Becki Taylor (Elk County Children & Youth), Mollie Anzinger (St. Marys SD), Marcie Assetta (LEC Advisor), Julie Papa (Dickinson Center), Hannah Brock (City of St. Marys), Kate Brock (CEC).