Advocacy Committee to Host Commissioner Candidates Forum

The Chamber’s Advocacy Committee looks forward to hosting a Candidates Forum on May 3, where community members can learn about the seven candidates for County Commissioner and hear their stance on local issues.

The forum will start with breakfast at the Quality Inn & Conference Center in Franklin at 7:30 a.m., with the program following from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The Advocacy Committee will be compiling a list of topics to discuss with the candidates, and input from the community is welcome.

The County Commissioner candidates include:
• Albert “Chip” Abramovic
• Sam Breene
• Tim Brooks
• Joe Carulli
• Mike Dulaney
• Darrell Karns
• Bonnie Summers

Additional topics discussed at the recent Advocacy Committee meeting include transportation, blight, poverty, workforce, connections between communities, and business opportunities.

The purpose of this committee is to work with our elected officials and community partners to establish regulations and policies that will affect the ability of a business to compete in the worldwide economy and continue to generate income and jobs that will help to improve the quality of life in the Venango Area.

If you are interested in getting involved with our advocacy efforts, contact the Chamber at or (814) 676-8521.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s April 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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