Happy Thanksgiving!

(Nov 23, 2022)

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Veterans In Crisis Panel & Discussion

(Nov 18, 2022)

Veterans In Crisis Panel & Discussion Read more

 

Winter Collection Drive

(Nov 10, 2022)

Winter Collection Drive Read more

 

Webster, Ciresi announce $1M for Trappe Fire Co.

(Nov 07, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 7 – State Reps. Joe Ciresi and Joe Webster, both D-Montgomery County, are congratulating Trappe Fire Co. for being awarded $1 million for the construction of a new fire department facility. Both Reps. Webster and Ciresi supported Trappe's funding request through letters of support to the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from the Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program . "Our first responders deserve to have a facility that enables them to provide the level of service that Trappe and the surrounding community require," Webster said. "With this new building, Trappe Fire Company will make necessary improvements that I am happy to support." "This funding will go toward an important project to support the growing needs of the Trappe community and the region," Ciresi said. "As a state, we should give our dedicated and selfless first responders the tools they need to keep us safe. I'm proud to support this investment in our public safety infrastructure and help provide a modern base of operations for the Trappe Fire Company." The project will construct a new 15,000-plus-square-foot facility on West 5 th Avenue in Trappe to improve space, amenities, and the proper standards to effectively accommodate a functional and growing volunteer fire company in the years to come. Trappe's plan also includes continuing its regional Read more

 

Grant Awards for Local Projects

(Nov 02, 2022)

Grant Awards for Local Projects Read more

 

Montgomery County House Dems Announce $3M in Funding for Mitzvah Circle

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – Pennsylvania House Democrats in Montgomery County presented a check for $3 million to Mitzvah Circle Foundation to expand its critical services delivering immediate needs to vulnerable families. In partnership with more than 300 local organizations, MCF provides donated and purchased goods such as clothing, shoes, diapers, toiletries, period supplies, housewares and more – including many items not covered by food stamps or other safety net programs – to individuals and families in need. Families who can’t obtain these critical items become entrenched deeper in crisis. By providing a full array of life's essentials, MCF helps families to begin to break the cycle of crisis and poverty. “Mitzvah Circle is honored to receive this funding. It allows us to continue serving the most vulnerable families in Montgomery County,” said Fran Held, founder and director of MCF. The Montgomery County legislators, including Sens. Amanda Cappelletti, Maria Collett, Art Haywood, Vincent Hughes and Katie Muth, as well as Reps. Matt Bradford, Tim Briggs, Joe Ciresi, Mary Jo Daley, Pam DeLissio, Nancy Guenst, Liz Hanbidge, Steve Malagari, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez, Melissa Shusterman, Greg Vitali, and Joe Webster, worked with the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from American Rescue Plan Act funding. “Mitzvah Circle reaches into every corner of Montgomery County, and it Read more

 

Montgomery County House Democrats Announce $5.75M for Child Advocacy Center

(Oct 28, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – Pennsylvania House Democrats in Montgomery County are congratulating the Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County for being awarded $5.75 million to build its Child Advocacy and Training Center. In a joint letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, members of the Montgomery County House Democratic Delegation shared that “Child abuse is a growing public health crisis that requires urgent intervention and response. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this issue significantly, placing an intense strain on our community’s most vulnerable members. The child advocacy center model is an evidence-based approach that has been found to provide a faster healing process for the child, more fluid collaboration between all professionals, and more effective and streamlined investigations. By providing on-site medical and mental health services, the facility would also be removing barriers to make care more accessible and equitable, as well as improving overall physical and mental health outcomes for children and their caregivers.” The Montgomery County legislators, including Reps. Matt Bradford, Tim Briggs, Joe Ciresi, Mary Jo Daley, Pam DeLissio, Nancy Guenst, Liz Hanbidge, Steve Malagari, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez, Greg Vitali, and Joe Webster, worked with the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program . Read more

 

Midterm Election & Harrisburg Update

(Oct 28, 2022)

Midterm Election and Harrisburg Update Read more

 

Webster applauds $12.5 million in grant funding earmarked for Montgomery County projects

(Oct 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of $12.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding for multiple projects that impact the 150th Legislative District. The following amounts were awarded: $5,750,000 to the Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County for an advocacy and training center. $2,500,000 to Collegeville Borough for the East Main Street Revitalization Project. $1,250,000 to West Norriton Township’s Jeffersonville Golf Clubhouse revitalization. $1,000,000 to Trappe Fire Company for a new fire station. $1,000,000 to The Pathway School for building renovations. $1,000,000 for the repair and rehabilitation of the Reading Railroad Freight House in Lansdale. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. “I’m pleased and grateful that the projects I supported throughout the year have received funding,” Webster said. “This round of funding will continue to support our local economy, strengthen public safety, and make needed improvements in our community.” The East Main Street Revitalization Project will enhance the 400 block of East Main Street in the Collegeville Borough, Read more

 

Firehouse and Road Dedications

(Oct 19, 2022)

Plus, dog licensing event and voter registration information! Read more

 

Midterm Election Resources

(Oct 13, 2022)

Midterm Election Resources Read more

 

Scranton Times-Tribune Editorial: Bill Points to Rethinking School Boards

(Oct 10, 2022)

Published Oct. 9, 2022 Read more

 

Stormwater Management & Infrastructure Impact Hearing

(Oct 06, 2022)

Stormwater Management & Infrastructure Impact Hearing Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies problems and solutions of stormwater management

(Oct 03, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Monday in Montgomery County to discuss stormwater management and the impact it has on community infrastructure. Read more

 

Webster introduces legislation aimed at strengthening school boards

(Sep 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 22 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, is introducing a package of legislation that would ensure school board members continue to expand their capacity to meet the needs of students across Pennsylvania. Webster’s first bill would increase the number of required training hours for new school board members, from five to 14. Training for reelected school board members, moreover, would be increased from three hours per term to four. The training would include topics such as instruction, fiscal management and operations. “The better informed our school board members are in their decision making,” Webster said, “the more they can ensure our schools are providing the best education possible – while being fiscally sound.” Webster also is introducing a bill that would allow school board members to enroll tuition-free at any institution within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in specified courses that have a connection to their role and responsibilities as school board members. “It is important that we give school board members the ability to learn and refine the required skills of their role,” Webster said. The final bill among the three-bill package would allow school board members to be compensated for their work, subject to the approval of the board itself. Per the bill, any salary approved by the school board would be equal to the compensation limits for an individual locally Read more

 

Webster commends $63,000 grant to improve accessibility of Collegeville Community Park

(Sep 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of $63,000 in Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funding to enhance accessibility at the Collegeville Community Park. According to Webster, the funding was made available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority and wi ll be used to offset the cost of adding an accessible walkway to the basketball and hockey courts, while also repairing and resurfacing the courts in an effort to make them safer. “These improvements to Collegeville Community Park will ensure that it is accessible for all residents, so that everyone can enjoy all that it has to offer,” Webster said. “I'm proud to support Collegeville Borough's commitment to outdoor recreation and shared community space. “I applaud this funding and look forward to seeing these envisioned projects become a reality,” he added. Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds can be used to develop, rehabilitate and improve public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation. For questions, call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263 or email RepWebster@pahouse.net . Read more

 

September 14 Update: Stream Clean Up & Health Walk

(Sep 14, 2022)

September 14 Update Read more

 

August 31 Update: Clean Up & Stream Study

(Aug 31, 2022)

August 31 Update Read more

 

August 25 Update:

(Aug 25, 2022)

August 25 Update Read more