MIL-OSI USA: Toomey’s Office, Gannon University, and Erie Together to Host Sixth Annual Youth Civic Engagement Symposium Virtually


US Senate News:

Source: United States Senator for Pennsylvania Pat Toomey
Erie, Pa. – The office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, in conjunction with Gannon University and Erie Together, will host the sixth annual Youth Civic Engagement Symposium tomorrow in recognition of Constitution Day. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s symposium will be held virtually and will consist of six pre-recorded panels to help high school students better understand the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal, state, and local government. Pre-recorded panelist videos were provided to all participants. Students are invited to join a live video chat with select panelists on Thursday, September 30th at 12:00 pm. During the virtual chat, students will have the opportunity to ask questions. “For six years, my office has partnered with Gannon University and Erie Together to create an event to boost civic engagement among young people in Erie County,” said Senator Toomey. “I have no doubt this year’s Youth Civic Engagement Symposium will offer an educational and enjoyable program that will provide students with a firsthand look at how government works at all levels.” The event is sponsored by the National Fuel Foundation and Erie Insurance. Media wishing to join should click here. Pre-recorded panelists include: Welcoming RemarksPat Toomey – U.S. Senator for PennsylvaniaDr. Keith Taylor – President, Gannon UniversityKathy Dahlkemper – Erie County ExecutiveJoe Schember – Mayor, City of ErieMichele Brooks – PA State SenatorGeorgia Del Freo – Vice President of Operations, Greater Erie Community Action Committee Gannon University Constitution Day OverviewDr. Jeff Bloodworth – Professor, Gannon University Community EngagementAnna Frantz – Director, Our West BayfrontMelissa McGill – Senior Community Outreach Specialist, Erie InsuranceMichael Washington – Executive Director, ServErieErika Ramalho – Director, Community and Government Relations at Gannon University Local GovernmentDean Pepicello – Supervisor, Harborcreek TownshipCasey Wells – Executive Director, Erie County Convention Center AuthorityEd Brzezinski – City Councilman, City of ErieKathy Wyrosdick – Planning Director, City of Erie County GovernmentJohn Dimattio – Director of Human Services, Erie County GovernmentMary Rennie – Member, Erie County Council (District 3)Judge John Trucilla – Erie County Court of Common PleasDoug Smith – Chief Clerk, Erie County Government State GovernmentBarbara Raymond – Director, Bureau of Veterans HomesJanet Anderson – Workforce and Economic Development ProfessionalSean Pierce – Trooper, Pennsylvania State PoliceChristine Greig – Constituent Specialist, State Representative Parke Wentling’s Office Federal GovernmentJudge Richard Lanzillo – Magistrate Judge, U.S. District CourtTodd Carlson – Inspector in the Management Directorate, Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective ServiceDaniel J. LaFountain – Professor of Military Science, Gannon UniversityBrad Moore – District Director, U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson