Commissioners Appoint Deputy Director For Human Resources

Justin MacGregor, 34, of Dunmore has been appointed by the Lackawanna County Commissioners as the new Deputy Director for Human Resources.  He assumed his duties on February 13.

“We are very pleased to add Justin to our staff.  His administrative experience will serve him well in working with our legal team, staff and union representatives in providing our workforce with the resources they need to do their jobs and, above all, serve the public,” the Commissioners explained in a joint statement.

Mr. MacGregor will be responsible for the overall administration of the County’s human resources/personnel operation.  He will work with staff, consultants and solicitors in overseeing labor relations with the County’s seven unions.

In his professional career, Justin worked for the Scranton School District as its Community Relations Director, where he was responsible for the District’s overall public relations efforts.

Prior to the District post, he worked as a Legislative Assistant for former State Representative Kevin Murphy.

Mr. MacGregor earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, Law and National Security from Misericordia in 2013.  He is a candidate for a Master of Public Administration degree from Marywood University, which he expects to receive in the Fall of this year.   He is currently in the process of preparing for his Master’s capstone.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity afforded to me to serve Lackawanna County in this role,” said Justin.  “My experience and education have prepared me for this, and I look forward to working with the Commissioners and staff.”

Active in the community, Mr. MacGregor is a Board Member of the Scranton Half Marathon and the United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA.  He is also an Auxiliary Board Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NEPA and an Allocation/Impact Committee member of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.

His salary has been set at $53,000 by the Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner O’Malley Participates In State Prison Hearings

Lackawanna County Commissioner and former Corrections Officer Patrick M. O’Malley, right, joined State Legislators on January 23 to voice their support for and provide economic and community information on keeping SCI Waymart open. The joint effort of concerned citizens, staff and State and County officials was instrumental in continuing operations at the facility.

L-r, Debbie Gillette, Executive Director of The Chamber of the Northern Poconos; Mary Beth Wood, Executive Director of The Wayne Economic Development Corporation; Wendell Kay, Wayne County Commissioner; and Patrick M. O’Malley, Lackawanna County Commissioner.