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What Our Community Is Saying!

Please consider this letter as verification of the Blair County Chamber's support of the proposed Arts effort being undertaken in Blair County

Joseph HurdExecutive Director Blair County Chamber

We are pleased to express our support along with the many community leader and organizations that have endorsed your vision to help transform Altoona into a "Renaissance Community."

Stephen McKnightCEO & President Altoona Blair County Development Coporation

It is with great enthusiasm that I offer the support and encouragement of the Altoona Public Library to the ArtsAltoona initiative. Across the ages, public libraries have inspired, educated, informed, and supported artists and arts in all forms.

Jennifer KnisleyExecutive Director Altoona Area Public Library

We are also confident that the team behind ArtsAltoona has the right mix of vision, common sense and work ethic to bring this effort to fruition. We are especially interested and pleased to see the ArtsAltoona master plan meshing with education and business initiatives.

Raymond M. EckenrodeGeneral Manager Altoona Mirror

I strongly support the ArtsAltoona project and I am available to discuss the benefits to the children of Altoona and to the cultural health it will bring to Altoona.

Charles A. Prijatelj, Ed.D.Superintendent Altoona Area School District

Altoona is a thriving city with many wonderful attractions, restaurants, events, and shops to offer its residents and the residents of surrounding cities and counties. As Altoona continues to grow, so will the opportunities for new cultural and entertainment events, benefiting all. As such, I strongly support the efforts of Donna Gority in transforming Altoona into "The Arts Center of Central PA."

Matthew A. PacificoMayor City Of Altoona