The Lansford-Summit Hill Community Partnership is currently seeking a part-time Project Manager to coordinate and manage key community projects and efforts in the Lansford and Summit Hill communities.

The Lansford-Summit Hill Community Partnership idea was discussed for several months prior to being organized in late 2010 as a cooperative initiative of two other local organizations - Lansford Alive, and Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization (SHICO). Several Board members of each organization were appointed as Directors of the new Lansford-Summit Hill Community Partnership joint initiative.

The Directors of the LF-SH Community Partnership are Mark Sverchek, Chris Ondrus and David Benevy from Lansford Alive organization……and Deborah Ranck, Harry Miller and Michele Toniatti from SHICO. Dale Freudenberger of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor was asked to serve as Chairperson of the Partnership and also a Director.

The Lansford-Summit Hill Community Partnership is currently fine tuning its goals and priorities that it will focus on in each community through the Partnership. The work will basically support the goals of the parent organizations of SHICO and Lansford Alive by hiring an individual to move some of the most important community initiatives of each organization forward, including a number of new initiatives or projects. There are also some common goals or projects that both communities will benefit from.

The Lansford-Summit Hill Community Partnership is currently seeking a part-time, self-motivated, energetic, community minded individual to serve as Project Manager. Their role will be to organize and manage a variety of business and community improvement projects or initiatives in the Boroughs of Lansford and Summit Hill. The individual must have good computer, organizational, communication and phone skills. Be able to work well with the public. The individual must be flexible with their work schedule and work plan. Grant writing or fundraising skills are a plus. A knowledge of the area is beneficial and they must have their own transportation. Letters of interest and copies of resumes are being accepted through February 10, 2011. Interested individuals are asked to send a letter of interest along with a copy of the Resume to Lansford- Summit Hill Community Partnership, 1 West Hazard Street, Summit Hill, PA 18250.

The LF-SH Community Partnership expects to hire someone for the Manager position by the end of February or sooner. The new Manager position is being funded jointly by SHICO and Lansford Alive organizations. Partial funding is being provided through a U.S.D.A. Grant.