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State Rep. Garth Everett to Join Penn College Board of Directors


State Rep. Garth EverettState Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors.

Everett is serving his third term in the state House of Representatives as the representative for the 84th legislative district. His appointment to the board was announced by House Speaker Samuel H. Smith. The Pennsylvania General Assembly appoints two members to the Penn College Board. The other nine members are appointed by The Corporation for Penn State.

“We are pleased to welcome Rep. Everett to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors, and we look forward to his contributions,” said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “As a Lycoming County native, Rep. Everett is well-acquainted with the college, its mission, its successes and its challenges. His experience and abilities will serve him well in this role.”

Everett was born and raised in Montoursville, graduating from Montoursville Area High School in 1972. He received a U.S. Air Force ROTC scholarship to attend college and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1976. He served on active duty with the Air Force for 20½ years, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring in 1997. He spent most of his time in the Air Force as a navigator on KC-135 air-refueling aircraft and related air-operations positions, as well as other assignments to headquarters and command jobs.

Subsequently, Everett received a law degree from Penn State Dickinson School of Law. He then joined McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall at its Halls Station office, specializing in municipal and civil law and serving as solicitor for a number of townships, boroughs, school districts and municipal authorities in the region.

In 2006, Everett was elected to his first term in the House, where his committee assignments are Environmental Resources and Energy, Game and Fisheries, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness.

He serves on the board of directors of the River Valley Regional YMCA and is a member of the National Rifle Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Highland Lake 40 & 8, the Oregon East Running Club and a number of local conservation and stream-preservation organizations.

He and his wife, Susan, reside in Muncy and are members of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. They have two grown daughters, Megan and Cori.

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