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APRIL 12th, 2017

John "Jay" Wilkes Jr, Supervisor Jackson Township,Luzerne County was Awarded the individual Governors Award for Local Government Excellence and Leadership by Tom Wolf, Governor for exemplary service and dedication to local government in Pennsylvania. Wilkes was selected by the Governors Center for Local Government Services at the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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Pictured above are, Tom Wolf ,Governor, John "Jay "Wilkes Jr, & Dennis M.Davin, Secretary DCED

Wilkes is Chairman of the Jackson Township Board of Supervisors. A Member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania State Association  of Township Supervisors PSATS, President of the Luzerne County Association of Township Officials,  Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the  Luzerne Conservation District , A Member of the 911 Advisory Board for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Deputy Fire Chief for the Back Mountain Regional Fire Department.

Wilkes Lives in Jackson Township/Luzerne County with his Wife Debbie and Daughter Jamie.

About Jackson Township

As chairman of the board of supervisors I would like to welcome you to our web site. As a life long resident, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to our community and our Township form of government. Township government is the oldest form of government in the united states dating back to the 17th century, Jackson Township is run by a three-member board of supervisors elected at large for a six year term. Years ago, Township supervisors were mainly in charge of maintaining Township roads and plowing snow in the winter. Today as the needs of our residents have grown, so has the role and responsibility of Township supervisors. From public safety to emergency services to environmental protection Township supervisors, assume an ever greater role in providing services to the citizens of Jackson Township. The board of supervisors serves as the legislative body, setting policy, enacting ordinances, adopting budgets and levying taxes. The board of supervisors also performs the executive functions such as enforcing ordinances, approving expenditures and hiring employees. A supervisor may also serves on many committees within the community and county to better serve their community and residence. I certainly hope this brief overview of how Jackson Township works will make you feel right at home in Jackson Township.

-John Jay Wilkes Jr, Chairman, Jackson Township Board of Supervisors