Williamsport City Mayor Derek Slaughter has created an advisory board to help to mitigate hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayor’s Advisory Board on COVID-19 consists of key stakeholders the mayor selected from among the health care, business, government and public and private sectors.
“In response to the needs of the greater community, I created the Mayor’s COVID-19 Advisory Board. This board of key stakeholders will identify the impact, needs and a path forward for Williamsport. The board will determine how the City can best respond and assist as we navigate COVID both in the short-term and long-term. Their advice will help guide us, help the City make the necessary changes it may need to make and help this administration find the extra resources to do the work.” stated Mayor Derek Slaughter.
The board includes Mayor Slaughter; Steven P. Johnson, CEO and president of UPMC Susquehanna; Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, president of Pennsylvania College of Technology; Kent C. Trachte, president of Lycoming College; Jason Fink, president/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Wilson, president/CEO of First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania; Shannon Rossman, executive director of Lycoming County Planning; Dan Manetta, executive director of the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC); Beth Armanda, president of the Williamsport Business Association, Small Businesses/Restaurants; Damon Hagan, chief of the Williamsport Bureau of Police; Stephanie Young, director City Community Development; Joseph Pawlak, city budget and fiscal officer; Nicholas Grimes, city treasurer; Tim Bowers, superintendent, Williamsport Area School District; Ron Frick, president of Lycoming United Way and Williamsport City Councilman Adam Yoder.