Students, Veterans Join Wolf Administration in Scranton for Community Event

May 18, 2018

Scranton, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by nearly 200 attendees including community members, high school students, and veterans from the Gino Merli Veterans’ Center, for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the University of Scranton.

“I am delighted that my administration was able to learn what issues are most important to Northeastern Pennsylvanians at the University of Scranton today,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It’s important that we continue to have this type of valuable dialogue across the commonwealth and that everyone has an opportunity feel connected to Harrisburg no matter where they live.”

Featuring Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith, and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Anthony Carelli., the department secretaries provided region-specific updates on major projects, accomplishments, and answered impromptu questions from the audience.

The Cabinet in Your Community initiative is a series of townhall-like events in which members of the community are given the opportunity to interact with cabinet secretaries and talk about the issues important to each region. Since its inception, this series has hosted 18 events across the commonwealth.

The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for June 4 in Butler county at Slippery Rock University with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Health, Community and Economic Development, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

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