Warren Worx Initiative Aims to Bring County Entities Together With Common Vision

WCCBI president Jim Decker (right) is recognized by Mayor Dave Wortman for his efforts in completing the application for the regional Build Back Better challenge in March of 2022.

WARREN, Pa. – Let’s work together.

The Warren Worx initiative, a brainchild of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, aims to do just that.

Its mission is to bring Warren County entities together with a common vision, working together on projects and funding and avoiding repetitiveness.

Presentations were on the agenda for both Warren City Council on Monday and the Warren County Commissioners on Wednesday, where a budget and staffing plan will be laid out.

Warren Worx would serve as a collaborative group using the county and city comprehensive plans to tackle community and economic objectives.

“How do we help create communities in Warren County that would be a great place to live, work and play?” said Andy Sokolski, a WCCBI executive committee member said recently during a commissioner’s work session. “We need to align our purpose.”

The initiative, which has been in the planning stages, seeks to involve the chamber, as well as the city and county, the Warren County Visitors Bureau, the Warren County School District and other groups.

It’s an idea originally gathered from the Kane SPARKS program.

“They decided to communicate with each other and get on the same page,” WCCBI President/CEO Jim Decker said. “It’s making sure everyone is aligned to the overall community mission.”