HARRISBURG, April 23, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today was unanimously voted chairman of the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC).

The 17-member commission, which was formally established by Act 161 of 2014, is tasked with advocating for Pennsylvania’s 13 major military installations which support thousands of jobs; inject billions into our state’s economy; and advance our national security.  

“It is a great honor to be selected to serve as chairman of the PMCEC,” Blake said. “As chairman, I will work tirelessly with fellow commissioners to ensure Pennsylvania installations – and the billions of dollars in economic impact they provide across this Commonwealth – are not endangered by future federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decisions in Washington DC or by unilateral decisions by any branch of our nation’s military services.”

The Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission is established under the PA Department of Community and Economic Development and it coordinates its work with the department as well as with Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation.  The commission identifies and provides funding for economic development projects which improve the military value of our installations and protect jobs supported by federal Department of Defense (DOD) investment in Pennsylvania.

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