The Power to Start a Legacy
The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County responds to the ever changing needs of our county by working as a community matchmaker in the areas of grantmaking, community leadership and donor development. CFWC is committed to building better communities, now and forever.
GREENSBURG, Pa, July 24, 2018 – Mallory N. Reese, a Westmoreland County native who has worked in development for several of the region’s largest nonprofit institutions, will continue in that role at The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.
IN 2013, THERE WERE FEW REGRETS from Latrobe residents when a notorious nuisance bar at the corner of Ligonier and Main streets in the heart of the downtown was destroyed by a fire that officials determined was caused by arson. The dirt-covered lot that lingered for several years afterward served as a constant marker of deterioration in a town struggling to recover from a decades-long recession.
It’s an unfortunate fact that most local elected officials win their positions by way of a small percentage of those eligible to vote. But holding office as a member of a school board, council, board of supervisors or mayor means something far greater than what is represented in a vote tally.
“Bring the hoses?” In Arnold, a long road to recovery after a mayor’s terrible comment, and across Westmoreland, a hard lesson about choices for its future.