Longo to Run for Williamsport City Council
Lycoming Law Association member Jeana Longo announced her run for Williamsport City Council. Longo lives in Newberry and is a first time candidate for office.
She will circulate her nomination petition as a Democratic candidate for the May 18 primary election.
“I am in this fight for all of Williamsport,” she says. “We are the future of this region. Council members must be forward thinking to get our city through these tough times and improve the quality of life for all of Williamsport residents. Let’s get to work for a newer, more equitable, and sustainable economy for our city.” Longo’s vision for the future of Williamsport includes:
- Improving the lives of her fellow residents by working for affordable housing solutions
- Demanding smart infrastructure upgrades to improve broad-band access, walkable and ADA compliant neighborhood sidewalks, and reducing storm run-off while increasing property values by increasing the city’s tree canopy coverage
- Marketing Williamsport as a hub for modern and sustainable small manufacturing businesses, as an allied healthcare center, as well as the heart of a vibrant arts, crafts, and music industry
- Tackling Center City parking needs by demanding better roadway and traffic-calming plans, increasing pedestrian safety, creating a bike-friendly downtown, and gaining better cooperation with the Parking Authority
Longo graduated Magna Cum Laude from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and then obtained a Juris Doctorate from the Widener University School of Law.
She has been a practicing attorney for more than 15 years. She is a Mental Health Review Officer for the Lycoming County Courts, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Lycoming Law Association. As a former attorney with the U.S. Small Business Administration, she counseled businesses through a maze of disaster relief programs. She was a counselor for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and served as an assistant public defender for Lycoming County for eight years.