Sep. 05, 2023

WHAT: Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming Union) is hosting a series of legislative and community events designed to inform the public and connect people with services, programs and support they need to live healthy, productive and fulfilling lives. Events include a House Republican Policy Committee hearing titled “Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Pennsylvania’s Rural Communities”; a speaker series with an audience question-and-answer session; and a human services expo.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 7, beginning at 10 a.m.

WHERE: The Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1 College Ave., Williamsport.

The schedule of events is as follows:

10 a.m. – House Republican Policy Committee Hearing: “Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Pennsylvania’s Rural Communities” at Mountain Laurel Room.

This hearing is open to the public and features the following panelists providing testimony: Keith Wagner, executive director, Lycoming-Clinton Joinder Board; Sherry Shaffer, COO and government programs officer of Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH); Ryan Gardner, Lycoming County District Attorney; and Dr. Eric Briggs, superintendent, South Williamsport Area School District.

The hearing will be livestreamed at or

1-3 p.m. – Speaker series with audience Q&A at Presentation Room in Gilmour Center.

1 p.m. – Flick, opening remarks and citation presentation to UPMC Pediatric Rehabilitation Center honoring 100 years of service.
1:15 p.m. – Kelly Gordon and Michaela Detrick, Northcentral PA Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
1:40 p.m. – Taylor Falk, West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission.
2:05 p.m. – Karen Koch and Ann Cline, Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living.
2:30 p.m. – Rob Labatch, Hope Enterprises.

3-6 p.m. - Human Services Expo at the Field House

More than 60 human services agencies and providers have registered to participate in the expo.

Rep. Jamie Flick
83rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives