Planning and Development Staff
Mark A. Colussy, Planning Director
Joined the Planning and Development Department in December of 2012. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Geography with an option in Urban and Regional Development and has three minors in: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Architectural Studies, and Architectural History. His duties include administration of the County's planning and development program, coordination with the County Planning Commission, staff supervision and formulation and implementation of various plans and projects.
Community Development Administrator
This position is currently vacant. Duties include grant writing and grant administration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for three entitlement communities. Additional grant administration duties include projects funded through the CDBG Competitive Program and a variety of State and Federal Grant programs.
Taylor Pollicino, Community Development Assistant
Joined the Planning and Development Department in December of 2015. She graduated from DuBois Business College with Associates Degrees in Business Management and Accounting. She is responsible for all fiscal record keeping and accounting for numerous State and Federal Grant Programs.
Laurie Nearhood, Office Manager/Secretary
Joined the Planning and Development Department in 1994. In 1993, she received a Legal Secretarial Certificate from the Huntingdon Area School District Post Secondary Legal Secretarial Certificate Program. Her primary duties include record keeping, meeting coordination, minute taking, word processing, data management, web site maintenance and office management.