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Lackawanna County's Jason Kavulich tapped for state role

Jason Kavulich
Lackawanna County
Jason Kavulich

The Director of Lackawanna County’s Area on Aging, Jason Kavulich, was named by Governor-elect Josh Shapiro to serve as Pennsylvania’s next Secretary of Aging.

After a lengthy career in pubic service in Northeast PA, he is expected to start in the new state role next week.

Kavulich began his career with the Lackawanna County Human Services Department in 1999. He became Director of the Area Agency on Aging in 2016 where he excelled at serving the county’s elderly population, according to a news release. He safeguarded them from scams, offered recreational activities, special events and pantries and upgraded senior centers. Kavulich has also been instrumental in protecting seniors against COVID-19.

Kavulich is the second Lackawanna County resident nominated for Secretary of Aging. Teresa Osborne served in the role from 2015 to 2019.

Pennsylvania is home to 52 Area Agencies on Aging.

Shapiro, the former Pennsylvania Attorney General, will be sworn in as governor on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Kat Bolus is the community reporter for the newly-formed WVIA News Team. She is a former reporter and columnist at The Times-Tribune, a Scrantonian and cat mom.