The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 10, 2013

New redevelopment authority leader speaks of his experience

Randy Griffith

JOHNSTOWN — Although he has been project manager for Johnstown Regional Sewage plant operations for more than two decades, Frank D’Ettorre wants city residents to understand his experience extends beyond the Dornick Point operation.

D’Ettorre, 70, started his career in 1960 at L. Robert Kimball and Associates engineers and architects.

His first project with Johnstown Redevelopment Authority was overseeing development of what is now Seifert Professional Building and the Main Street West Parking Garage across from Memorial Medical Center’s Lee Campus.

Then the city was ordered to upgrade its sewage treatment plant and then-Mayor Herbert Pfuhl asked D’Ettorre to manage the project.

“He asked me if I’d like to oversee the construction of that $24 million plant,” D’Ettorre said.

After the work was done, the former Johnstown Municipal Authority sent D’Ettorre back to the redevelopment authority.

But it wasn’t long before he was back at the Dornick Point wastewater treatment plant.

He’s been involved there ever since, but continued to be involved with other redevelopment authority projects.


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