Please welcome the newest appointed City Administrator, Mr. Joseph Chacke. Joe started with the City 11 years ago as the Executive Director of the City’s Office of Community Development and Redevelopment Authority. Since joining the City Joe has served as the Executive Director of the North East Pennsylvania Land Bank Authority, a multi-municipal Land Bank. Most recently, just over two years ago, he was appointed the Housing Authority’s Executive Director. Joe will continue in these capacities in addition to the City Administrator.
In Joe’s tenure, he has overseen and completed several significant projects in the City such as the Waterfront Condominiums, the Office Building on William & Main, the Waterfront Warehouse Conversion (Cooper’s), multi-million dollars in streetscape, the LCCC campus Downtown, Steepleview Senior Housing, the addition to the library and Slope Amphitheater, and so much more.
Prior to joining the City, Joe was a Government Services Manager at NEPA Alliance, a local development district serving seven counties in Northeast PA. There Joe worked on the Act 47 Financial Distress Recovery of Plymouth Township, the Home Rule Charters of Pittston and Nanticoke Cities, the creation and administration of the Back Mountain Community Partnership, grant writing, and other consultation services for local municipalities.
Joe also served on Forty Fort Borough Council for 12 years, 10 of which were as Council President. Joe was elected soon after graduating from Penn State University (Political Science). Joe is most proud of his efforts in creating the functionally consolidated Forty Fort and Kingston Fire Department and Ambulance Service.
Joe is a husband and father to three children and in his spare time, he serves as an Assistant Coach with the Wyoming Area Girls Varsity Basketball team.