ARTS Engage! Programs and Task Force Receives National Award

2019 Arts & Culture National Award Pix

The National Association of Counties (NACo) chose Lackawanna County’s ARTS Engage! Programs and Task Force to receive its 2019 Achievement Award in the category of Arts, Culture & Historic Perseveration.  The local initiative was selected from a highly competitive pool of national entries.

The ARTS Engage! Program is a cross collaboration of a variety of organizations all dedicated to building a better community through the arts and also working to solve social issues.  The award will be presented to the County at a conference this month.

Shown from left are: Chris Calvey, Arts & Culture Program Manager; Commissioners Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings, Maureen McGuigan Deputy Director for Arts & Culture; William Browning, Director of Human Services;  Brenda Sacco of Dunmore, Acting Director of Economic Development; Sandy Opshinsky, County Grants Manager; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Jason Kavulich, Director of the County’s Area Agency on Aging.

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