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AAA staff person among winners in Allegheny Green sustainability idea contest
From Oct. 26 through Dec. 6, Allegheny Green, the County’s sustainability program, solicited suggestions from staff that would help the County meet its “sustainability objectives and/or reduction targets.” The resource- and money-saving suggestions were submitted without names attached to them to County Manager Jim Flynn and Human Resources Director Kathleen Kennedy for review. 

On Dec. 15, the winners were announced and Takeisha Stinson, of the DHS Area Agency on Aging, was awarded “Best Suggestion Runner Up” for her idea to install motion sensors in County facilities to cut down on energy costs.

Stinson won two free University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball tickets for the Dec. 20 game against St. Francis, Pa.

Festival of TreesMVRO case aid decorates, submits tree for ‘Festival of Trees’
The DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families Mon Valley Regional Office entered a decorated tree in the McKeesport annual “Festival of Trees” held Dec. 3-7.

The theme of the tree was “Children, Youth and Families promoting strong families through strength-based services.”

The tree was decorated by case aide Heather Persetic.

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