Area YMCA names executive director
The River Valley Regional YMCA recently announced that Troy Weaver has been hired as the Williamsport Branch YMCA Executive Director after a nationwide search.
He has held numerous leadership positions within the YMCA organization for the past twenty-one years. Starting in 1992, Weaver has worked at the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington D.C., the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and most recently held a senior vice president position with the YMCA of Central Maryland since 2006. He has two degrees from Lock Haven University in recreation and fitness management and health and physical education. He is an accomplished triathlete and has competed in more than 100 triathlons including racing for Team USA in the World Sprint Championships in 2011. Weaver grew up in Lamar and is excited to be "coming back home" to serve the YMCA organization here. Weaver fills the position vacated by Chad Eberhart, who was promoted to chief operating officer of the River Valley Regional YMCA.
The YMCA is one of the region's longest serving nonprofits, established in Williamsport 1866. In 2006, the River Valley Regional YMCA was formed in order to better accomplish youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across our region, the five branches of the River Valley Regional YMCA engage over 10,000 men, women and children - regardless of age, income or background - to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. The Y has the long-standing record of not just to promising, but delivering, lasting personal and social change. For more information about the YMCA, visit www.rvrymca.org.
Karen and Rick Metz, owners of Keystone Mobile Shredding, attended the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in late March. Established in 1994, NAID is the watchdog organization of the data destruction industry. It is comprised of over 1,000 member locations around the world and promotes the education and enforcement of proper data destruction.
Karen Metz served as a panel discussion member at a Conference session regarding the need for residential shredding programs and the strategies to promote this service. Karen and Rick also received training in the new HIPAA/HITECH healthcare regulations which have a compliance date of Sept. 23.
There were more than 750 destruction industry professionals at the Nashville Conference and 115 various exhibitors who participated.
specialist on panels
Charles Schwarz, land protection specialist at the North central Pennsylvania Conservancy, presented a day long workshop with Dr. Jim Finley, Penn State University, on "Reading the Forested Landscape," at the recent Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. Schwarz and Finley provided a daylong mobile workshop at Penn State's experimental forest explaining how land uses and activities influence a forest's evolution.
Schwarz also participated in two panels during the conferences day long workshop on "Land and Water Conservation in Gas Shales." He was part of a panel that presented real-life situations conservancies have dealt with since shale gas development increased. The second panel examined policy matters land trusts should be addressing as they work in shale gas regions.
The Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference is presented by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association.
Real estate agent
joins area firm
Bill Hodrick, broker/owner, announces and welcomes Tom Hartland to the Prudential Hodrick Realty team.
With more than 40 years of experience in real estate sales, Hartland brings a vast knowledge of the local market and a tremendous depth of experience to Prudential Hodrick Realty enabling him to offer his clients high quality services. He is a member of the West Branch Valley Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He specializes in Lycoming County and all the communities therein and can assist buyers and sellers with their real estate needs throughout the region.
"Tom shares Prudential Hodrick Realty's commitment to quality and customer service," said Bill Hodrick, broker and owner of Prudential Hodrick Realty. "He is exactly the type of sales professional we are seeking, as we continue to grow the company, and increase our presence in the local community."
"I've worked with Bill in the past on various real estate transactions and we always got along well. He's a fair and helpful broker and business owner." said Hartland. I'm looking forward to many more years here and am glad I made the move."
"With Tom's experience in sales, recruiting, management and training, he is a welcomed asset to Prudential Hodrick Realty," said Hodrick.