CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners approved two appointments to the county’s recreation and tourism authority, also known as Visit Clearfield County, at Tuesday’s workshop meeting.
More specifically, the commissioners approved the appointments of Mark Burnett, the general manager of the DuBois Comfort Suites Hotel, and Commissioner Chairman, John A. Sobel.
According to previous GANT News reports, the commissioners had received numerous letters of interest and planned to conduct interviews with those interested in filling the board vacancies.
Commissioner Tony Scotto originally made the motion to appoint Burnett. Then, Commissioner Mark B. McCracken asked if they wanted to do both Burnett and Sobel under one motion, and the commissioners agreed to.
McCracken said he would second the motion, at which point VCC Director Holly Komonczi, who was present at the meeting, interrupted to ask if there would be any public comment after.
“No. There’s no more public comment,” Sobel said. Komonczi went “hmm” and then exited the commissioners’ workshop meeting with Sue Swales Vitullo, VCC travel development specialist.
The commissioners proceeded to approve the appointments of Burnett and Sobel. Sobel will now join fellow commissioners Scotto and McCracken, who are already on the board
The recreation and tourism board has nine seats, according to the commissioners. With the appointment of Sobel, the commissioners hold one-third of the board’s seats.
The commissioners also announced other board vacancies, county planning and solid waste authority (two seats each) and Area Transportation Authority and Curwensville Lake Authority (one seat each).
Anyone interested in serving on those county boards is asked to contact the commissioners’ office.