Smethport Resident named Executive Director of Kane Area Development Center

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller

Melanie Clabaugh, a recent arrival to Smethport with her husband Phil, has been named executive director of the Kane Area Development Center. Her duties span the Chamber of Commerce, Kane Area Industrial Development Corp., and the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise.

Melanie has a BA and M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland. She was the marketing and outreach coordinator for the Oakland Business Improvement District responsible for planning, developing and implementing promotions and events designed to steer commerce to Oakland’s business district.

Before coming to Smethport, she had been employed by Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland — America’s second oldest Catholic University.

As a volunteer for the Wooly Willy Wonderdaze festival, Melanie handled media relations and button sales.

Smethport resident Jeff Andrulonis, president and CEO of Colonial Radio Group, and president of the Kane Chamber of Commerce, said Melanie brings energy and excitement to the organizations representing the Kane business community.

Phil Clabaugh is the county’s newest assistant District Attorney and works out of the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.