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    Jerrod D Belvin
    (Rep)

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    Richard Wielebinski
    (Rep)

Información Biográfica

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Campaign Phone (570) 982-2419
Campaign email jbelvin@poconopa.gov
Education MBA, University of Phoenix
Current Occupation Program Manager, FEMA / DHS
Qualifications for Office Small Business Owner; Emergency Management Professional
As Township Commissioner, I will continue to build on the successes of my first term, improving government transparency and accountability for our citizens.

I have worked with my fellow Board members to revamp our township website; begin a Township-wide newsletter; and install a new audio-visual system in our public meeting room with live-streaming capabilities for residents’ access to public meetings. As Emergency Management Coordinator, I will continue to ensure we are prepared for every emergency that may affect our community. I will continue to support improving and expanding our township parks, aggressively paving our roads and replacing outdated equipment and processes. These initiatives have made Pocono a model for our region, and I am going to continue to move our Township forward.

Campaign Phone (570) 807-3955
Education High School
Current Occupation Engineer
Qualifications for Office 35+ years in Management for a major telecommunication company. 30+ years as a resident of Pocono Township. At present I'm a sitting commissioner for Pocono Township and presently the President of the Board. In the past I was selected by county judges for the beginning of Pocono's 1st class township reclassification and was voted the president for 2 years.
Open transparency in all matters. Work with the state on the traffic issues and re-alignment of Route 611 and 715. Work on the maintenance and improvements of the parks with upgraded park facilities. Build strong relationships with our business community and neighboring municipalities. At present we are interviewing to hire 3 new police officers. improvement to the 80+ miles of township roads, this year again, paving over 8 of those miles. Implement and refine the capital improvement plan while maintaining our fleet of vehicles and buildings. Oversight of the township budget for efficiencies and cost savings. Launched a 3% Amusement Tax to applicable businesses to supplement the budget. Work with our zoning officials for compliance: signage, vacant properties and other issues. Installed a new A/V system in the township meeting room to enhance public participation in person or virtual. Future meeting will be broadcast on social media platforms. Short Term Rentals compliance.