Region 10 encompasses Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties. The Director term is 2018 - 2021.
Janet Miklos, Manager
Economy Borough Municipal Authority
Janet Miklos is a seasoned professional who excels at bringing order to chaos using refined planning and organizational skills to find appropriate resolutions in a timely and efficient manner. An energetic and motivating leader and team member, her background includes financial and management roles in construction, manufacturing, nonprofit and government at the local, county, state and federal level.
Janet believes that a positive attitude and a passion for excellence is the best approach to any challenge.
Janet has a MA in political science from IUP and a BA in international politics from PSU. She lives in Cranberry Township. She has two amazing children, Duncan, a senior meteorology major at PSU, and Lila, a junior creative writing major at SRU.
Acting Assistant Director:
North Sewickley Township Sewer Authority
Allegheny County is known for the three major rivers that flow through it: the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River converge at Downtown Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River. Pittsburgh was once labeled the "Steel Capital of the World". Fred Rogers of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” called Pittsburgh home. Everyone knows Primanti Bros. Sandwich is a Pittsburgh restaurant staple. Not everyone knows that their famous French fry and coleslaw topped sandwiches were invented during the Depression so that laborers could hold their entire meal with one hand and work with the other. The American Austin Car Company (1929–41) was begun in Butler County, later changing its name to American Bantam Car Company. The company produced small fuel-efficient vehicles through the 1930s and created the modern Jeep. New Castle, PA is officially known as the "Fireworks Capital of America"? Fireworker Antonio Zambelli ventured from Italy in 1893 to establish the Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Company in Lawrence County. This area is also known for a lot of firsts:
Dr. Jonas Salk and the University of Pittsburgh for the creation of the first polio vaccine.
Bingo! Hugh J. Ward came up with the game in the early 1920s and it’s been played religiously at carnivals and fire halls ever since.
No carnival would be complete without a ride on the Ferris Wheel, invented by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. in 1892.
In 1913, the first ever gas station opened on the corner of Baum Blvd and St. Clair St.
In 1909, Pittsburgh joined the big leagues when it built the first baseball stadium, Forbes Field.
Game 4 of the 1971 World Series, played in Pittsburgh, was the first ever scheduled nighttime game.
Pittsburgh had the first community sponsored educational TV station in America called WQED.
Joe Gilliam, a Steeler, was the first ever African-American NFL starting quarterback.
Some other American favorites such as the Clark bar, Klondike Bar, The Big Mac (invented by Jim Delligatti) and Heinz Ketchup all originated in Pittsburgh.