Our mission

To provide sustainable leadership, direction,and support for the successful, efficient revitalization and long-term success of downtown Hazleton.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Neal DeAngelo III, President
James C. Kelshaw, Vice President
Mary R. Malone, Secretary
Gary F. Lamont, Treasurer
Mayor Jeff Cusat
Neal A. DeAngelo
Fermin J. Diaz
Ivelisse Eufracio
George K. Leitner
Dr. Gary M. Lawler
Joe Maddon (Honorary)
W. Kevin O’Donnell
Ivette Perez
April Harris-Snyder
William L. Spear, Jr.
Alan E. Whitaker

Executive Director
Krista L. Schneider

Advisory Committee
Joseph Clifford
Emmanuel Marte
Robert Moore, CPA
Jocelyn Sterenchock
Eddy Ulerio
Joseph Ustynoski, Esq.
Joseph Zeller, III

Legacy Committee
William J. Spear, Sr. Co-Chairman
Milton Lloyd, CPA, Co-Chairman
Rosanna Ayers
James Baran
Earl C. Berger
Barry M. Chaskin
Dr. Joseph G. Ciotola
Peter B. Deisroth, Sr.
Carmen J. DeLese
Lew F. Dryfoos, III
Bart E. Ecker, Esq.
Paul M. Esposito, Jr.
Thomas L. Kennedy, Esq.
Andrea A. Kosko
Samuel Lesante, Sr.
James Grohol
George J. Hayden
Donald M. Pachence
Joseph A. Scarcella
Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq.
James A. Schneider, Esq.
Robert Tunnessen, Jr.
Rose & Wilbur Wagner
Joseph D. Ustynoski, Esq

who we are

Believing that progress is dependent upon Public-Private Partnerships, the Alliance includes representation from the City of Hazleton, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, CAN DO, the CAN DO Community Foundation, the DHD (DeAngelo/Hayden Partnership), Penn State Hazleton, Luzerne County Community College, Lackawanna College, the Society of Hispanic Professionals of the Hazleton Area, and other leaders of the community. We realize that in order for this effort to succeed, we must share the rebuilding effort with all members of our community— including those residents and business owners that have been here for generations, our youth who have all the energy and are seeking new opportunities, and the hard-working newcomers who are now making Hazleton their home.

our vision

Downtown Hazleton is a strong, competitive, and prosperous center for multicultural business growth, education, and entrepreneurship within Northeastern Pennsylvania that is enriched by a mix of new and existing retail shops and specialty services, casual and upscale dining and entertainment, and cultural institutions, events, and programs. 

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