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.