Local Director Representing the Region on Transition Team
Executive Director of the Northwest Commission, Jill Foys has added a very important leadership role to her current efforts. Foys was asked to join the Economic Development Transition Advisory Committee, created by the Governor-Elect and the Lieutenant Governor-Elect to advise their transition on a wide array of different policy areas to help move the Commonwealth forward.
At the top of Governor-Elect Shapiro’s priorities: growing our economy, making our communities safer, and ensuring all Pennsylvania students receive a high-quality education. Under the Economic Development umbrella, Foys is on the Business Development subcommittee, a topic at the forefront of conversation in our communities throughout the region.
“The Business Development Subcommittee is an impressive group of business leaders and policy experts, and I feel privileged to be included,” Foys said. “As a representative of rural Pennsylvania, I am honored to be a part of conversations that will shape Governor-Elect Shapiro’s policies and programs.”
The Northwest Commission is in Oil City (Venango County) and serves as a regional-based resource for business and economic development as well as community development and planning to eight counties in northwest Pennsylvania including: Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, and Warren.