Steve Barcoski Retires With Recognition By Commissioners

Steve Barcoski, inside right, retired on October 18 after nearly 40 years of service to Lackawanna County. Mr. Barcoski began his career in 1977 as a staff accountant and then moved on to a variety of other positions, such as Director of Finance for Children & Youth Services, Director of the Revenue & Finance Department, interim Chief of Staff, and, his current post, Budget Director. A graduate of the University of Scranton, Steve was an integral member of the team that worked to establish a solid financial foundation for the County. An avid outdoorsman, Steve will fill his time with family, hunting and fishing. The Commissioners recognized Mr. Barcoski with a proclamation and a staff reception.

L-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Mr. Barcoski and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.


Lackawanna County’s Veterans Affairs Office Honored

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs once again recognized the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs staff with a service award for six consecutive years of outstanding recovery of veterans’ benefits claims processing. The office is ranked in the top 10 in the State.

Participating in the awards ceremony were, l-r, David Eisele, Veterans Services Officer; Steuart Bailey, Veterans Affairs Office Assistant; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Robert Tuffy, Veterans Affairs Director; Anissa Akulonis, Veterans Services Coordinator and Officer; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.