On October 19, 2016 QVCOG welcomed Rick Vilello, the Executive Director of the Governor's Center for Local Government. This Pennsylvania agency is part of the Department of Community and Economic Development and is the "one-stop shop" for local governments in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Vilello was appointed Executive Director of the Governor's Center by Governor Wolf after having served 4 terms of as Mayor of Lock Haven, PA. He has also been a City Councilman, served on a municipal authority, President of the Pennsylvania Municipal League, State Planning Board member, and served on the Board of Directors for SEDA-COG, one of the largest Councils of Governments in Pennsylvania.
Vilello visited QVCOG municipalities, learned about recent projects and areas of concern that need to be addressed. He participated in the QVCOG monthly meeting and invited the COG to make grant applications for several potential projects he saw during the day, addressing the organizational capacity of the COG, improving the Rt 65 corridor, and conservation.
Many thanks to the elected and appointed officials who made time during their busy days to facilitate the informative visit that put our best foot forward!