CLEARFIELD – In 2026, the United States will celebrate its 250th anniversary and Pennsylvania already plans to have a “leading role” in that celebration.
The Pennsylvania Commission for the U.S. semi-quincentennial comprises of current and past leaders of Pennsylvania, private citizens and industry leaders.
They are tasked with celebrating the rich history and diversity of the commonwealth. The commission was officially sworn in Sept. 17, 2019, in Harrisburg.
And the commission has requested each of the 67 Pennsylvania counties to appoint one individual who will serve as their county representative until 2026.
On Tuesday, the county commissioners appointed Julie Houston from the Clearfield County Historical Society to the America250PA’s County Advisory Committee.
“We thought it was important to appoint someone who’s involved with our county’s historical society,” stated Commissioner John A. Sobel, chair.
“She’s been very active for many years …. in a wonderful capacity.” And Houston has expressed to Commissioner Dave Glass that she’ll have plenty of help from the society’s board.
“It’s going to be a pretty big celebration – nationwide – in 2026,” Glass said. No specific event details have been announced.
In other business, the commissioners:
- approved 911 right-of-way-utility agreements concerning construction of a 911 tower in Bigler Township pending final consultation and review by 911 Coordinator Jeremy Ruffner and Solicitor Heather Bozovich.
- announced two openings on the Clearfield County Planning Commission. Interested persons should contact the commissioners preferably in writing at 212 E. Locust St., Suite 112, Clearfield, PA 16830 or e-mail at email@example.com. Persons, if need be, may also call the commissioners’ office at 814-765-2642.
- approved applications for Radiation Emergency Response and Hazardous Management grants through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).
- approved a rental agreement with the Clearfield County Fair & Park Board for a two-day election training in October.
- approved a purchase of service agreement with Community County Services.
- approved an engagement agreement with The Reschini Group.
- proclaimed September as Hunger Action Month at the request of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
- approved the bills as presented by the Controller’s office.