Region 7

Region 7 encompasses Armstrong, Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Warren counties. The Director and Assistant Director terms are 2014 – 2017.

Dwight D. Hoare, PE, ManagerElk
St. Marys Area Water Authority

Assistant Director:
Rick Brocius, Vice Chair
Bradford Sanitary Authority

Christmas_StoreFord City in Armstrong County is home to the plate-glass industry where John Ford created the company which later became Pittsburgh Plate Glass. Leechburgh also in Armstrong County was the first place in the United States to use natural gas for metallurgical purposes in 1869. Natural gas was found in Armstrong County while drilling for oil, and was eventually introduced into the Zippoboilers and furnaces of Siberian Iron Works. America's First Christmas Store, opened in 1935, in Smethport, in McKean County, was the nation's first year-round yuletide shop, which closed 2005. The elk of Elk County, number approximately 230, and can be seen near the airport in Benzinger Township or in the Benezette area. Explore more than 300 miles of snowmobile trails in Forest County. Jefferson County is home to Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that predicts when spring will come every February 2. In Bradford (McKean County), George G. Blaisdell founded Zippo Manufacturing Company in 1932, and produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933; the company is still located there today. During the oil boom, Warren County had more millionaires than any other place in Pennsylvania.

Hosted by Dwight Hoare, Region 7 Director

Thursday, September 15, 2016 starting at 12:00 PM (Noon)

The Red Fern, 421 Old Kersey Road, Kersey PA 15846

Processing PA One Calls in Real-Time Using Cloud Technology

We will present our Case Study of how our Authority, along with Breakthrough Concepts, LLC, developed a web-based, software platform to handle processing of One Calls by interfacing directly with the PA One Call System. We will demonstrate the use of this new tool and describe how it has improved how our Authority deals with the burden of processing One Calls on a day-to-day basis.

This will be a working lunch.

Click here to view a PDF of the flyer.