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Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rhonda S. Kelley was on hand to accept the “Local Chamber of Commerce Month” proclamation. Pictured, left to right, Commissioner Mark Partner, Commissioner Alice Gray, Kelley, Alyssa Brown and Commissioner Todd Graybill.

MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata County Commissioners issued two proclamations at their regular business meeting on Tuesday.

The Commissioners proclaimed October 17-23 as Business Women’s Week. In the Commissioners’ Proclamation “Encourage all citizens to recognize and celebrate the achievements of all working women as they contribute daily to our economic, civic and cultural livelihoods. “

Members of business and professional women from Juniata County attended the meeting to accept the proclamation. Current club president Jan Reisinger said this year’s national project was Girls on the Run.

“If you are not familiar with the program, it teaches young women life skills. “ said Reisinger. “Bullying starts at the age of 8, 9, 10 and it teaches self-confidence, friendship, cooperation – all the life skills you need to be confident young women. “

Reisinger also announced that another BPW member, Tiffanie Burger, has been elected president of Business and Professional Women, Pennsylvania. She said the club were very happy to have Burger as president of the state.

“She worked really hard to get there and we are very proud of her. said Reisinger.

The second proclamation issued by the commissioners proclaimed October 2021 as “Month of the local chamber of commerce”, which was accepted by Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rhonda Kelley.

Kelley shared the critical role the chamber holds is to support businesses, educate and research the needs businesses face, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Things were changing every day. Whatever we got at state or federal level, we communicated to our members so that they knew what grants were available – what loans were available ”, Kelley said. “It was a difficult time, but it was also an exciting time to see how the community rallied around our businesses. “

The following actions were also taken during the meeting:

¯ Approved the allocations and distribution of the Liquid Fuels Fund 2021.

¯Juniata County Approved Hazardous Materials Checks # 1394 for $ 304 to Witmer Public Safety Group Materials and Supplies, and # 1395, for $ 760, to New Pig Corporation Materials and Supplies.

¯ Approved Community Development Block Grant IDIS check as submitted by Juniata County Community Planning and Development Department No. 1275 in the amount of $ 1,052.56 for joint authority project costs. McAlisterville.

¯ Appointed Danette Dupree for a three-year term on the Juniata County Child and Youth Services Advisory Committee effective October 9, 2021. Dupree replaces Chrissy Campagna, who is resigning effective October 8.

¯ Reviewed the September 2021 departmental assessment reports as submitted by the Juniata County Assessment Office; and the treasurer’s report as submitted by the treasurer’s office.

¯ Approved payment of checks nos 62507 to 62556 in the amount of $ 73,993.59.

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