Higher Education and the Community
Jessica Trimble, Chair
When the Committee is fully constituted, including representatives from regional colleges and universities, the Committee's purpose will be to facilitate communication among educational institutions, to involve these institutions in an organized manner in Assembly events (such as Summits and workshops) and to explore and share “best practices” in areas such as economic development, community outreach, making research capacity available to the larger community, and other domains of mutual interest. With time, the purpose of this committee could evolve as needs change. Colleges and universities would use the Council to better link themselves to larger communities and to address issues of interest within the region, as well as to share “best practices” with one another.
Housing and Community Development Committee
Justin Eby, Chair
Revitalize the SCA Housing Committee to support the following general goals and purposes:
- Provide education and share information on affordable / workforce housing in the eight-county south central region for housing practitioners, agencies, lenders and other interested organizations and parties;
- Provide a forum for advocacy on affordable / workforce housing issues for south central Pennsylvania agencies and organizations, and an informal regional affiliation with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (HAP); and
- Provide a dynamic organization to bring county housing committees together to actively represent regional housing interests with an attendance goal of 50 or more members per meeting from all counties of the region.
Local Government Innovation and Cooperation
Beverly Cigler and Fred Reddig, Co-Chairs
To serve as a forum for significant regional issues and challenges for our South Central local governments.
Dr. Allison Shott, Chair
To provide a venue for the discussion of regional community revitalization challenges; to promote sharing and evaluation of initiatives; to assess best practices; and to advocate for tools to renew the health of our urban communities.