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Bellefonte Borough Council Ward 3

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    Joanne Tosti-Vasey

Biographical Information

If elected, what will be your three top priorities, and how will you address them?

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Date of Birth 1953
Education Ph.D. Penn State University, M.S. Virginia Tech, B.S. Virginia Tech
Qualifications Member of Council since 2016; Current President of Council; Vice-Chair, Spring Creek Watershed Commission; Vice-President, Bellefonte Historic Preservation Foundation; Member, Bellefonte Inter-Valley Chamber of Commerce; Chair, Centre County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist
Twitter @tosti-vasey
If re-elected, I will continue to 1) Work with the business and the arts/cultural communities (e.g., Downtown Bellefonte, Inc.; Bellefonte Inter-Valley Chamber of Commerce; Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association; Historic Bellefonte, Inc., etc.) to continue developing a vibrant downtown Bellefonte. 2) Work with the county government to balance the needs of our shared town. Since becoming a member of council, I worked with the county commissioners to create a successful annual joint town hall meeting where both the county and Bellefonte Borough presents what’s happening here and then listening and responding to community questions. 3) Plan for and develop an integrated Waterfront District and downtown Commercial District in an architecturally and environmentally sensitive and appropriate manner. This includes working with the Bellefonte Historic and Architectural Review Board, the Industrial Authority, and the multiple community preservation organizations. These priorities, however, won't come without due diligence and oversight. We need elected officials who are concerned about an open and responsive local government who listen to the public and who work with local businesses for an improved downtown. I’ll fight for these priorities.