Shickshinny Community Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Ideas for Rebuilding

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Release date: 
December 2, 2011
Release Number: 
4025-120

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Residents, neighbors, business owners, and visitors of Shickshinny are invited to a public meeting to be held on Thursday, December 8th.  The Shickshinny Long-Term Community Recovery team urges all interested stakeholders to bring their best ideas for rebuilding a safer, stronger, more sustainable community. The team works in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Shickshinny suffered major damage following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

A vision workshop will be held where residents and stakeholders can share ideas for a renewed community. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM and will be held at the Northwest Area High School Cafeteria, 243 Thorne Hill Road in Shickshinny, PA.

“The meeting is an important step in developing a revitalized community,” Committee Chair, Terry Hughes, said.  “This is an opportunity for anyone who cares about Shickshinny to come together and paint a common vision for moving forward.”  

Attendees will learn about the Long-Term Community Recovery program, have the opportunity to voice their hopes and vision for development, and help outline the next steps forward.

The Long-Term Community Recovery team encourages the participation of all residents, neighbors, visitors, business owners, and other interested stakeholders.

Anyone in need of information, transportation or special accommodation should contact Shickshinny Borough at 570-542-2178 or Chairman Terry Hughes at 570-542-7922.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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