Lackawanna County is holding two (2) Local Share Account (LSA) Monroe County
Grant Workshops on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM and Thursday, August 8,
2019 at 1:00 PM at the Electric City Trolley Museum, 500 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA

These workshops will help agencies or municipalities that wish to apply to the LSA
Program for project funding. The workshops are held for approximately an hour
and there will be a question and answer period.
Please contact our office at 570-963-6830 x1375 or email to RSVP.

Brenda Sacco Named The County’s Acting Economic Development Director

Lackawanna County government would like to announce Brenda N. Sacco, Dunmore, acting Economic Development Director for Lackawanna County.

The appointment is effective today (March 6).

As the County’s acting economic chief, Ms. Sacco will be responsible for ongoing marketing strategies and incentives to promote the area as a location destination.  She will also be involved in overseeing the department’s loan programs portfolio and housing initiatives, handling planning and community development activities, supervising staff, representing the office at various real estate associations’ meetings and conferences, working with the Governor’s Action Team and other organizations to assist the local business base and to provide site tours to prospects for potential expansion here, to mention a cross section of her new duties.

Brenda began her financial career in 1994 in New York City with Credit Lyonnais as a Financial Analyst. She later joined Lehman Brothers, working as a Vice President for eight years with her duties focusing on the equity markets.

She moved back to the area and joined First National Community Bank as a Vice President.

Brenda began her career with Lackawanna County in 2013 as Deputy Director of Finance and Operations for the Department of Planning and Economic Development, overseeing planning, economic and community development, and finance activities.  She was also responsible for managing the day-to-day operations.

Ms. Sacco has obtained several professional licenses including, General Securities Representative (Series 7, 66 and 31), Pennsylvania Life and Health Insurance, and a Pennsylvania Real Estate License.  She is a Board member of MetroAction and is Vice President of the Veterans Resource Coalition of NEPA.

She is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and Drexel University, earning a degree in Accounting and Finance from the LeBow College of Business.

Her salary has been set at $68,000.

Lackawanna County Recognized For SBA Fee Waiver Program

Representatives from the U.S. SBA Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office honored the Lackawanna County Commissioners for their continued commitment to assist firms through the fee waiver loan program. Established in 2013 as the first of its kind in the country, the program, working with qualified lenders, has funded 75 projects of various types in the amount of $835,187, creating 429 jobs while retaining 1,171 positions.

Participating in the November 28 ceremony were, l-r, Tim O’Brien and Dan Santaniello, Fidelity Bank; Michael Kane, SBA; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni and Bob Maximowicz, SBA.

Mayfield Borough Land Bank Agreement

Mayfield and Lackawanna County officials gather for the official announcement of the borough joining the Land Bank network. This move will help Mayfield to market vacant properties, buildings, and homes for sale, putting them back on the tax rolls to generate valuable revenue.

L-r, Council President Janice Joyce, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Mayor Al Chelik, EMA Coordinator Jim Perry, Ralph Pappas, the County’s Economic Development staff; and George Kelly, the County’s Economic Development Director.