HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced his appointment by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session. The appointment comes at the recommendation of Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), who vacated the seat when she was appointed majority whip for the House Republican Caucus.
“I am honored that Speaker Cutler has selected me to serve in this capacity and look forward to getting to work in this new role,” said Struzzi. “This position gives me an opportunity to ensure proper project funding for the 62nd Legislative District, the southwest region and the Commonwealth as a whole.”
Created in 1988, PENNVEST provides service to the communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the Commonwealth. These projects not only help to improve Pennsylvania’s environment and the health of its people, but they also provide numerous opportunities for economic growth.
Struzzi noted that PENNVEST offers low-cost financial assistance to help make the water that is consumed by thousands of Pennsylvanians safe to drink. In addition, the agency’s funding helps clean rivers and streams in communities for the enjoyment of citizens and the protection of natural resources. PENNVEST also assists businesses that are looking to locate or expand their operations in Pennsylvania to create permanent family-sustaining jobs.
“PENNVEST offers many benefits to communities throughout Pennsylvania, especially in rural areas,” Struzzi continued. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the board of directors and help to assist this agency to improve our infrastructure and environment. This is an example of government working to improve our overall quality of life in the Commonwealth.”
Representative Jim Struzzi
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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