WRTA Announces Co-Chairs for Holiday Lights Campaign

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Transit Authority has announced the three co-chairs for its 2023 Holiday Lights Campaign, which honors local nonprofit organizations. 

The co-chairs are Barb Ewing, CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator; Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley; and Vince Brancaccio, CEO of Help Network of Northeast Ohio.

As part of the campaign, 12 local organizations will be chosen from nominees and will be honored at an event Nov. 15. The organizations will be featured on WRTA’s television ads and social media pages, as well as signs on WRTA buses and the digital sign above Federal Station downtown. One organization, chosen by a drawing at the event, will also receive a yearlong social media campaign.

The co-chairs will select the winning organizations and will also introduce them at the Nov. 15 event. 

“We are excited to welcome our new chairperson, Shari Harrell, along with returning co-chairs Vince Brancaccio and Barb Ewing,” said Dean Harris, WRTA executive director. “These are community leaders who understand the value of the nonprofit organizations we have in the Valley.”

Nonprofit organizations, public agencies and private companies that include charitable giving, volunteering and other good works as part of their culture are eligible for nomination for the Holiday Lights Campaign.

The nomination form can be completed HERE. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Winners will be announced and contacted Oct. 27.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.