Archive for June 5th, 2024

Openings Remain For Youth Leadership Training

June 5th, 2024 Comments off

Local governments and community organizations in Potter County have been struggling with not only declining numbers of volunteers, but also with the lack of leadership. Its impact can be seen everywhere from empty ballots on election day to “burnout” from the faithful few who pitch in to keep some civic groups from disbanding. Potter County Education Council has come up with a novel approach that focuses on developing the leaders of tomorrow in their teenage years. Recruiting continues for the Potter County Youth Leadership Program, open to those who will be entering grades 10 through 12 in the fall at Austin, Coudersport, Galeton, Northern Potter, Oswayo Valley and Port Allegany schools.

Participants will meet one day each month from September through March and emerge with a greater understanding of the county’s strengths and challenges, a broad knowledge of local career and volunteer opportunities, leadership skills and pointers on how to work effectively in a team setting. There is no fee. Applications are available at high school offices or at the Potter County Education Center at 5 Water Street in Coudersport. For more information, contact Janine Morley at or 814-274-4877.

Jail Board Meeting Postponed Due To Lack Of Quorum

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The Potter County Jail Board public meeting originally scheduled for Friday, June 7, has been postponed due to lack of a quorum. Date and time of the next meeting will be announced. It will be held at the F.W. Gunzburger County Office Building auditorium. Telephone access will be available at 814-274-0844; PIN is #114477.

Board members are Commissioner Paul Heimel (chair), Sheriff Kevin Siska (vice chair), Commissioner Nancy Grupp, Judge Stephen Minor, District Attorney Andy Watson, and Commissioner Robert Rossman.

Those with questions or comments about the jail are reminded that they can submit them to the board through email sent to