Governor Wolf Kicks Off Visits to 14 Northern Pennsylvania Counties
September 20, 2017
Harrisburg, Pa. – Today, Governor Tom Wolf kicked off a series of visits to 14 counties in northern Pennsylvania with stops in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County; Tunkhannock, Wyoming County; Montrose, Susquehanna County; and Dushore, Sullivan County.
“I’m very excited to be in Northern Pennsylvania to hear directly from residents and business leaders about some of the work the state is doing to support these communities and local businesses,” Gov. Wolf said. “Pennsylvania is a big state filled with interesting, diverse, and exciting people and places, many of them in our rural communities.
“It is important that smaller and rural communities know state government is listening to them and affirming their important role in our commonwealth.”
The governor’s first stop was Jim Thorpe, where he toured the D&L Pedestrian Bridge, Asa Packer Mansion, and several downtown businesses, including the Gem Shop, where owner Libby Mulligan gave Gov. Wolf a tour.
Jim Thorpe was followed by a walking tour and Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce discussion in Tunkhannock, where the governor listened to business owners’ issues and ideas regarding workforce training, expansion, and support.
The governor will visit Endless Mountains Hospital in Montrose today at 3:45 p.m. where he will tour the facility and meet administrators, staff, and health system board members.
Thursday, Sept. 21, the First Lady Frances Wolf will join Governor Wolf for visits in Bradford, Tioga, Cameron, and Potter counties with stops at Rynone Manufacturing in Sayre, Warren L. Miller Elementary School in Mansfield, Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, and Embassy Powdered Metals in Emporium.
Stop on Friday and Saturday include McKean, Warren, Forest, Elk, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties.