Senator Yaw E-Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

Hello! Thank you for subscribing to my E-newsletter. I am honored to serve the 23rd Senate District and look forward to working with you toward building a better future for Pennsylvania!

This E-newsletter serves to keep you updated on what is happening throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties and what I am doing as your state senator in Harrisburg. I hope that you will find this E-newsletter helpful, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Gene Yaw
State Senator


BREAKING: Yaw, Owlett Announce PENNVEST Funding for Westfield Borough

Earlier today, Rep. Clint Owlett and I were pleased to announce a $957,846 state investment allocated to Westfield Borough, Tioga County through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the replacement of its Church Street sewer pipe.

This project will improve the reliability and performance of the sanitary sewer system, prevent future sinkholes due to current structural deficiencies, and reduce operational and maintenance costs at the wastewater treatment plant.

Read more HERE. +

On the Road…

Photo Credit: Pennsylvania College of Technology

I had the pleasure of joining Sen. Nick Miller and Christine M. Martin, president of PPL Electric Utilities for a tour of Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT) where I serve as chairman of the Board of Directors.

We visited the construction, electrical, machining, welding, collision repair and automated manufacturing labs and learned about the Clean Energy Center, architecture and sustainable design majors, and the upcoming Baja SAE international competition.

Thank you to President Reed for another great visit!

I had a great afternoon with Students from Wellsboro High School at their Student Government Day. We had a great discussion on state government and the legislative and political processes. These students certainly have a bright future ahead of them!

Meeting with Lumber Heritage Region, Lycoming County Visitors Bureau

Thank you to Holly Komonczi from Lumber Heritage Region and Gina Edwards from the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau for stopping by my office to share some new reading materials and discuss how the two groups are working together on lumber issues in our region.

City of Williamsport Spring Cleanup Underway

The City of Williamsport’s annual 2024 Spring Cleanup will run now through Friday, May 10, 2024. Residents may put out yard debris for collection, with all materials placed along the curb line.

Yard debris ONLY – limbs, leaves, plant, and shrub clippings. Absolutely no grass clippings.

For additional information or questions, residents may contact the Streets & Parks Department at 570-326-4684.

May Consumer Financial Protection Events Announced

Education and outreach staff from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) will be hosting and participating in numerous presentations for groups of senior citizens, service providers and the public throughout the month of March to promote financial capability and provide investor education. 

Events being held in the 23rd District include –

  • Muncy Prison Correction Officers Expo:
    • Muncy State Prison, 6454 Route 405, Muncy (Lycoming County) on May 9 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For additional information contact Donnelle Shoemaker at 570-546-3171 or

*This expo is in recognition of Correction Officers Week and will be open to Correction Officers at the Muncy State Prison only.

  • Fraud Bingo:
    • Towanda Senior Center, 131 Colonial Drive, Towanda (Bradford County) on May 8 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Open to members only. For additional information contact Deena Mize at 570-746-2333 or

Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day

The next “National Drug Take – Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held this Saturday, April 27 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents living throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Union, and Tioga counties are encouraged to participate by taking back expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Safe disposal drop-off locations are located in every county and can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Program’s website.

DCNR Online Outdoor Recreation Survey

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today encouraged Pennsylvanians to share their outdoor interests and activities in a 10-minute, online survey that will assist with developing the state’s next outdoor recreation plan.

DCNR is working with experts across the state to develop the next Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (2025-2029), which will help to guide future recreation investments, policies and facilities.

The survey is available in English and Spanish and is completely confidential. The deadline to complete the survey is May 22.

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