Tackling Blight in Pennsylvania
June 9, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
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Join the Pennsylvania Economy League Central as we explore the problem of blight in our local communities.
What tools can municipalities use to fight blight? What pending legislation will provide new resources? Is regional cooperation one answer?
- Sen. David G. Argall, chairman of the Senate State Government Committee
- Winnie M. Branton, author of The Pennsylvania Land Bank Resource
- Phyllis Chamberlain, executive director of the Housing Alliance of PA
Moderated by PEL CEO LeeAnne Rogers
Issues with coverage, capacity and resources for emergency medical services in Pennsylvania have become increasingly critical and unsustainable in recent decades. Learn the roots of the problem and how proposed legislation would give counties a tool to help.
CCAP’s Lisa Schaefer moderated the discussion with state Sens. Lisa Baker and Tim Kearney, co-sponsors of pending EMS legislation; Don DeReamus, legislative chairman for the Ambulance Association of PA; and Mark Hamilton, Tioga County Commissioner, and Kevin Boozel, Butler County Commissioner, CCAP EMS Task Force Co-Chairmen.
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COVID-19’s Impact on Commonwealth Communities: Lessons Learned and New Challenges
PEL joined with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber to present a panel discussion on COVID-19 featuring former York Mayor C. Kim Bracey, current head of the DCED Local Government Services Office; David Black, president of the Harrisburg Chamber; and Assistant Professor George Dougherty of the University of Pittsburgh’s GSPIA. Watch below!