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North Campus to Host Conference on Healthy Rural Communities

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s North Campus will serve as a regional host site for the Pennsylvania Rural Development Council videoconference “Building and Maintaining Healthy Rural Communities” on Friday, May 18.

The conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the videoconferencing center at the North Campus, located on Route 6, east of Wellsboro. Light refreshments and sign-in begin at 9 a.m. A catered lunch is available following the meeting.

Topics will include sewage-management policies, successful sewage-management approaches, tobacco settlement legislation and the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Conference.

Speakers will include representatives from the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, County Planning and Development, the Governor’s Office, the state Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

Through the use of live, interactive videoconferencing technology, Rural Development Council meetings allow participants to hear directly from senior-level government officials and meet with others across the state to discuss issues of importance to rural Pennsylvania. Participants may ask questions, offer comments and participate directly with those in other locations.

Although participants may attend at any host location around the state, the North Campus offers its videoconference facilities as a service to residents and business and industry representatives in Northcentral Pennsylvania.

The meeting and lunch are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited, and registration is encouraged. To register or to receive more information, contact Penn College’s North Campus at (570) 724-7703 or the Pennsylvania Rural Development Council at (717) 772-9030. You may also visit the PRDC and Penn College Web sites.

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