Lock Haven mayor
will lead state group
Lock Haven Mayor Richard P. Vilello, Jr. has assumed the position of President of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, filling the vacancy left by former League President Tom McMahon, whose term expired in January following his decision not to seek another term as mayor of Reading.
Also in accordance with League bylaws, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has now filled the position of 1st vice president of the PLCM.
"On behalf of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities' board of directors and membership, it is my privilege to announce our new president Lock Haven Mayor Richard P. Vilello, Jr.," said PLCM Executive Director John A. Garner, Jr. "Rick's commitment to the city of Lock Haven as Mayor and his knowledge and energy - as demonstrated in his positions as PLCM 2nd then 1st vice president, as well as a League legislative co-chair, a member of the Core Communities in Crisis Task Force and the strategic planning committee are indeed indicative of the leadership qualities he will bring to our board as president in advancing the mission of the League to strengthen, empower and advocate for effective local government."
As PLCM's former 1st vice president, Mayor Vilello will serve the remaining term as president until June 2012, when he will be eligible to be elected as the association's president for 2012-13.
Rick Vilello started Vilello Building Inspections in 1997, providing comprehensive building inspection services and construction management services. He was also elected to Lock Haven City Council in 1997, where he served until 1999, when he was elected mayor. Vilello is currently serving his fourth term as mayor of Lock Haven.
During his tenure with the city, Lock Haven has experienced the revitalization of many of its streetscapes and completed several important economic development projects such as the old Hammermill site, the redevelopment of the old football stadium, First Quality Tissue, the Fairfield Inn and Suites, and the Opera House housing redevelopment, in addition to establishing the very popular Lock Haven Summer Concert series on the river.
"As PLCM president, I look forward to working with all of the League members to improve each and every one of our communities," said Mayor Richard P. Vilello, Jr.
has new CEO
The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers announced today that Angela Klopf of Corning, N.Y. has been chosen as the new CEO of the organization. Bill Ransom, Foundation board chairman, in making the announcement said, "The board is delighted to have Ms. Klopf assume the duties of the CEO and look forward to working closely with her to grow the CFTT so it can continue to add value to the communities it serves," according to a news release.
Klopf has spent all of her adult working life working for non-profits. She has served as director of the Catholic Charities Outreach Center of Tioga County, N.Y. since 2005. Before that she was employed by Catholic Charities in Steuben County, N.Y. as nutrition outreach coordinator and for Pathways, Inc. of Corning as a skill builder in their Waiver Program. She has also worked as a unit supervisor for United Cerebral Palsy of Horseheads, N.Y., and volunteer coordinator of the Corning Area Youth Center.
"I am excited and looking forward to assuming this new position as head of one of the region's main philanthropic organizations. It will provide me with the opportunity to expand on my experience and skills while doing the work I enjoy. I work from my heart and people acknowledge this in me as well as the passion I have for the non-for-profit sector," Klopf said, according to the news release
The CFTT serves Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York state. It is a purely public charity, incorporated as a non-profit, that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. The mission of the CFTT is to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the Foundation.
The CFTT establishes endowment funds from contributions of many individual citizens, corporations, other foundations, other charitable organizations and government agencies for philanthropic purposes.
to state council
Montoursville Mayor John Dorin has been appointed to a six-member extraction planning information council by the pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. The council, a news release said, is an educational collaborative information clearing house on natural gas issues, "especially experience with Marcellus Shale expansion and development."