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The “Good Works” Of Frankie’s Voice Committee

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the outstanding civic service of Frankie’s Voice Committee, a group established to honor the memory of Dunmore native Frank Bonacci, Jr., who was tragically killed on July 20, 2013. The “Good Works” of the committee included the “Frankie’s Voice Bandana 5K run/walk this July and “Christmas in the Park,” a party at Nay Aug with candy, music, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa. Proceeds from the fund raisers benefit Marley’s Mission, Children’s Advocacy Center and Frankie’s Voice.

L-r, Joyce Piccolino, Doug Long, Courtlind Davis, Joelle Ryan, Robin Bonacci, Frankie’s mother; Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Barbara Romanchick, Nicholas Tielli, Robert Romanchick and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Lackawanna County’s 911 Staff Members Earn Emergency Certification

Three members of the Lackawanna County Public Safety Center’s emergency management staff were recognized by the Commissioners and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) for successfully completing the basic certification training requirement for their emergency management positions. This career development program provided the three men with vital information and readiness training for disasters and emergencies.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, David Hahn, Director of the County’s 911 Public Safety Center; Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Anthony Camillocci, Director of PEMA’s Eastern Area Office; Mark Tagliaterra, Tommy Taylor and Mike Kelechowa, County EMA staff members and 911 Supervisors, who gained certification; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Housing Assistance “Good Works” By NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the “Good Works” of NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania for its dedication to improving lives and strengthening neighborhoods through home ownership. The organization offers home repair assistance, pre-purchase counseling, homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention services and financing to modest income homebuyers. NeighborWorks also provides a variety of home repair and general services to the elderly. Its assistance has generated over $20 million in direct impact to the community. NeighborWorks has been recognized by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency for its homeownership activities.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Jesse Ergott, President and CEO of NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania; Molly Boylan, NeighborWorks Education and Outreach Coordinator; Ruth David, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer; Ellen Holden, NeighborWorks Rehabilitation Program Director; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.