Johnstown lawmaker named majority chairman of state Senate Transportation Committee

A Johnstown area lawmaker has been picked to head the state Senate Transportation Committee.

It makes state Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Richland Township, the majority chairman of an influential committee tasked with identifying, steering and sorting Pennsylvania’s transportation issues and priorities – at a time the region is pushing to complete Route 219 to Maryland and add a second Amtrak passenger route to Pittsburgh.

Langerholc has been a vocal advocate for both moves – and now will have a bigger voice. Click here for the full article.

Choose Johnstown Campaign Looks to Attract Remote Workers (Johnstown Tribune Democrat):

Johnstown natives who have moved away and people with friends in the area may soon notice Facebook content that promotes living in Johnstown.

Targeted Facebook ads are part of a nascent campaign to attract telecommuters to move to Johnstown, which is being promoted for its affordability and outdoorsy appeal.

The Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Problem Solutions founder Mike Hruska to launch the campaign, which they named Choose Johnstown! Click here for the full article.

Visit Johnstown Creates Cambria County Destination Recovery Marketing Program

Visit Johnstown has recently secured a grant from the Community Initiatives Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to help tourism businesses and organizations recover from the devastating impacts of COVID-19.

As a result Visit Johnstown has created the Cambria County Destination Recovery Marketing Program. The purpose of the program is to provide marketing funds to:

  • influence participation in the area’s outdoor recreation and tourism activities,
  • generate visitor spending in our communities, and
  • foster collaboration between tourism attractions and related businesses (dining, lodging, retail, entertainment, services)

Click here for details about the program and the required application information. Applications will be accepted between December 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.