2011-02-24 / Local & State

Mellott- McConahy Announces Candidacy

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Lisa Mellott-McConahy Lisa Mellott-McConahy Lisa K. Mellott-McConahy would like to announce her candidacy for county commissioner for the Republican Party.

Mellott-McConahy daughter of Stanley and Janet Mellott, is a native of Fulton County residing in Knobsville with her husband, Sid McConahy. She is a graduate of McConnellsburg High School. She has three children: Zachary Sherman, a junior at McConnellsburg High School; Sierra Sherman an eighth-grader at Mc- Connellsburg Middle School; and Alyssa McConahy a freshman at South Hills School of Business and Technology.

Mellott- McConahy was a county employee from 1991-2005. She began her employment as a part-time clerk-typist for the Emergency Management Office and part-time Community Development Block Grant administrator and then advanced to become the Emergency Management/ 911 director. Her responsibilities included liaison work between local, state and federal agencies. She conducted independent research for grant expenditures, and then secured annual grants for the county. She was responsible for advertising for contractors and assisted in the review and ranking of said contractors.

Her responsibilities as the Emergency Management Agency/911 director included recruiting and training volunteers for the Community Emergency Response Team, public outreach and educational programs, developing and conducting emergency planning exercises in coordination with the three local fire departments, state police, Fulton County Medical Center and local school officials. She is experienced in developing various types of plans, budgets, and grant applications to include all aspects of their administration. She worked with local municipalities, elected officials, as well as federal and state officials. Mellott McConahy served on various local and state committees to include: chairman of the Fulton County Communications Committee and Fulton County Heritage Committee, served on the Executive Committee for the South Central Mountains Counter Terrorism Task Force, which helped secure equipment for the local fire departments and police, served on the Lincoln Highway Heritage Committee and served as committee member on the Medical Reserves Board for Southern Alleghenies EMS Council. She was appointed to the state’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. She has basic, advanced and professional certifications as an emergency management coordinator through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

Mellott-McConahy left her county position in 2005 to accept a job as a telecommunications specialist for a consulting firm. She was responsible for project management, business development, new hire mentoring, report generation, quality assurance, project finance review, generating project billings, generating meeting minutes and oversight of contractual guidelines to assure project deliverables. She has continued networking with local and state officials throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Missouri while working as a consultant. During this time, she earned her Emergency Numbers Professional Certification through the National Emergency Numbers Association.

Mellott- McConahy has a proven work background and experience working in county government. She said, “I would welcome the new challenge of becoming a county commissioner, and I look forward to speaking with and working for those in the community who have helped to make my career a success. Any and all support during my campaign would be greatly appreciated.”

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