For immediate release
April 25, 2023
Contact: Jackie Herbstritt
Phone: 814-781-3437

The Community Education Center’s Leadership Elk & Cameron’s (LEC) monthly session in April focused on community and economic development. The participants started their morning with a tour at Domtar, where they got to learn the paper making process from start to finish. Domtar also shared how they connect and support their community by sponsoring and volunteering at events. The group then traveled to Cameron County for a powdered metal manufacturing tour at Embassy Powdered Metals where they could see firsthand the growth of this company in a small community. Lunch was sponsored by Embassy Powdered Metals. The Cameron County Recreation Center hosted the group for the afternoon session, which included presentations from Jess Herzing, Cameron County Project; Brittany Madera, PA Wilds Artisan Cooperative; Amy Shields, Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) and Eric Wolfe, Horizon Technology and MEEA. John Kautz from the Cameron County Historical Society ended the day with a brief history of Cameron County.

The goals of Leadership Elk & Cameron are to increase community awareness and understanding, provide opportunities for collaborative leadership and relationship building, and to foster and promote civic readiness. Applications for 2023-2024 are now available. More information about the Leadership program can be found at, or by contacting the CEC at (814) 781-3437.


Picture attached. LEC Participants on Tour at Domtar.
Front row, L to R: Marcie Assetta/LEC Committee; Barb Glatt/LEC Committee; Katie Lenze/North Central Regional Planning; Rachel Barrett/Dickinson; Shannon Gitterman/Domtar; Amy Goode/CEC; Brandon Smith/CNB; Tyler Cuneo/Horizon Technologies; Andy Urmann/Amphenol; Sheila Singer/LEC Committee
Back row L to R: Jesse Schreiber/St. Marys High School; Joe Jacob/Boys and Girls Club; Seth Weible/Alpha Precision Group; Bryan Linton/Dickinson; Jodi Guisto/Northern PA Regional College; Nikki Delhunty/Windstream; Jen Wonderly/Northwest Bank; Cortney Fritz/Gasbarre; Kasey McClain, Elk County Housing Authority