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Breakfast meeting set to discuss plan

| Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 1:42 a.m.

State and local leaders will discuss Westmoreland County's comprehensive plan at a breakfast meeting set for 7:30 a.m. March 17 at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

Green space preservation and traffic congestion will be among the topics discussed at the Westmoreland Forum, held in Smith Hall on the Hempfield Township campus.

Keynote speaker is Larry Segal, executive director of the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Authority. Other panelists are Eric Fulmer, president of Mullin & Lonergan, which developed the county plan; Alex Graziani, executive director of the Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County; county Commissioner Tom Balya; Unity Township Supervisor Michael O'Barto; Larry Larese, director of the county Department of Planning and Development; and Anita Nichols, of Penn State Cooperative Extension and Smart Growth.

Admission is $7.50; the fee includes breakfast and a copy of the executive summary of the comprehensive plan. Reservations are due by March 14; call 724-836-7497. For more information, call 724-836-7741 or 724-836-7048.

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