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Jason Rigone
Director of Planning & Development, Executive Director of Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC)

Recently, he held the title of Deputy Director of WCIDC. Before that, he was the Planning Coordinator of the Department from 1995 to 1999. Jason earned a Bachelor's degree in Geography with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning from The Pennsylvania State University.

Jason's varied experiences in planning, economic development and industrial development are well suited to benefit the residents of Westmoreland County. As Director, he guides the long-term strategy of the Department. Jason also serves on the Board of Directors for the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce and is Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee.
He can be reached by email at .

Jennifer Wilding
Administrative Assistant

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from Geneva College.

Jennifer is responsible for managing the day-to-day functions of the office, as well as overseeing the clerical staff. In addition to providing administrative support, she acts as Executive Secretary to the Director/Executive Director.
She can be reached directly at 724-830-6240 or by email at .

Chris Bova
Deputy Director

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Slippery Rock University. Prior to joining the Department, Chris held the position of Planner with the Lawrence County (PA) Planning Department and Planning Coordinator with the PA Region 13 Task Force.

His responsibilities include managing staff and assignments, transportation planning, comprehensive plan implementation, municipal waste management planning, municipal zoning reviews, managing the Department’s Budget, assisting the Department of Public Safety on planning related issues and Hazard Mitigation planning, and oil and gas exploration issues. He is a member of the American Planning Association, serves on the Board of Directors for the Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland and Latrobe Community Revitalization Program, and is an Associate Director with the Westmoreland Conservation District. 
He can be reached directly at 724-830-3995 or by email at .

Brian Lawrence
Assistant Deputy Director

Brian earned a degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Geography with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Department, Brian interned with the Indiana County (PA) Office of Planning and Development, The Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County and as a legislative aide for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Brian directs the Department's GIS mapping, graphic and data analysis. He also directs the Department's Technical Resources & Municipal Services Program.
He can be reached directly at 724-830-3772 or by email at .

Daniel Carpenter
Planning Coordinator

Daniel earned a degree in Urban Studies and a Master's degree in Geography with an emphasis in Economic, Social and Planning Issues in the Urban Environment from the University of South Florida. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Community Development from USF. Prior to joining the Department, Daniel interned with the City of Tampa, FL Economic and Urban Development Department.

Daniel is the primary administrator of the County's Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. He also assists with planning studies and data analysis. He can be reached directly at  724-830-3768 or by email at .