The Anthracite District of Boy Scouts of America announced today that CAN DO President W. Kevin O’Donnell has been chosen as the group’s 2014 Distinguished Citizen of the Year.
O’Donnell will be honored at the annual Hazleton Area Friends of Scouting Dinner on May 8. He will be recognized by Scouts, friends, family, business and community leaders for his achievements and service to the community and the area’s youth.
The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes individuals who set a positive example for others and demonstrate selfless concern and care for their communities.
O’Donnell has been with CAN DO since 1973, when he was hired as assistant director. In 1984, he was named to the position of director, a title that in 1995 was changed to president.
As director of operations, Kurtz is responsible for the planning, management, administration and expediting of all building construction, land development and other technical projects. He will oversee the utilities and facilities divisions at CAN DO and serve as a liaison with project architects, engineers, contractors and municipal representatives.
Kurtz has 22 years of experience in facility management, project administration, manufacturing engineering support and construction management, including land development.
James C. Kelshaw has been appointed as CAN DO director of economic development, CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell announced.
As director of economic development, Kelshaw will oversee and plan CAN DO’s economic development initiatives and most importantly, procure funding for business clients and CAN DO infrastructure projects. He will also assume the operation of the Community Association for New Business Entrepreneurship (CAN BE), an entrepreneur development program at the Greater Hazleton Business Innovation Center in Valmont Park.
Located directly along the I-81 corridor in Northeast Pennsylvania and just minutes from I-80, Greater Hazleton offers an ideal location, just two hours to New York City and Philadelphia and within a day's drive of half the nation's population.
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