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America’s Best Communities Update: Community Engagement

“Community engagement has been a critical component of our downtown revitalization strategy in Wilkes-Barre since we first began our efforts in 2001…The plan that we are working on right now, that we believe is positioning us as one of America’s Best Communities, is also something that we believe is intimately informed by community engagement.” -Larry Newman, Executive Director of the Diamond City Partnership

In our newest video, Larry Newman talks about how our strategic revitalization plan for the downtown focus on core goals that are shaped by the community’s needs and input.

Thanks to the support of Frontier Communications and our local sponsor Scripps Network Interactive, the City of Wilkes-Barre was recently named a Quarterfinalist in Frontier Communications’ competition designed to identify America’s Best Community.