Heritage Valley Partners, Inc.

HeritageValleyPartnersLogoFFjIn 2008, Heritage Valley Partners, Inc., (HVP) was established as the development arm of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV). HVP, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, supports the mission of LHV through fund development and through the support of Ambassadors in Action, LHV’s volunteer organization. HVP is working to expand opportunities for funding for LHV’s wide range of projects, programs, and events.

Heritage Valley Partners’ goals and accomplishments include:

  • Build and improve the beautiful 70 mile Lackawanna River Heritage Trail System from Pittston, PA to the New York State border.
  • Continue telling the story of authentic historic and cultural sites where America’s Industrial Revolution was powered by coal mines, railroads, trolleys, mills, iron works and other local industries.
  • Conserve and renew the Lackawanna River and the environment for future generations to enjoy.
  • Celebrate and enjoy the local traditions, food and festivals of the diverse ethnic groups who settled in our area from all over the world.

HVP and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, the management entity of the heritage area, collaborate to strengthen the sustainability and effectiveness of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley.

Heritage Valley Partners Board Members

The following individuals serve on the Board of Directors of Heritage Valley Partners, Inc.:

Ellen Q. Bush, Chair

John Wiercinski – Vice Chair

John Monnier, Secretary/Treasurer

David Bosley

Julie Schumacher Cohen

L.P. Frieder, III

Fafi Karam

Stacy Kearney

Dominic Keating

Grace McGregor Kramer

Lori Rudalavage

Robert Tamburro

Sean McDonough, Esq.

Jim Sullivan

Thom Welby

Lawrence D. West

Natalie Gelb serves as the Executive Director of Heritage Valley Partners, Inc.