John serves as Manager of the Township of Tobyhanna. He has a career in public service, organizational management and education that spans over 25 years serving Pennsylvania local governments.
He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Government from Marywood University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a concentration on American State & Local Government along with a Minor Degree in Pennsylvania Studies from Penn State University.
As Manager, Mr. Jablowski is helping to lead the efforts to create a public and open spaces with boutique shopping districts in the Villages of Blakeslee, Pocono Pines and Pocono Summit in addition to creating the Tobyhanna Township Hike & Bike Program. Coupled with Infrastructure and Transportation improvements throughout Tobyhanna Township, he is moving forward a community vision to positively enhance the experience of visitors, residents and businesses.
With a background in community development, Mr. Jablowski was District Director for the PA House of Representatives Majority Policy Chairman and helped implement the legislative framework for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has served as Mayor of Ashley Borough and a Council Member in Wilkes-Barre Township. Mr. Jablowski also was a Congressional Assistant to United States Congressman Paul Kanjorski.
He is a graduate of Leadership Lackawanna; served as Executive Director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NEPA and was Development Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.
During his career in public financial management career, he has cumulatively managed over $2 Billion in community development financing and management of funds for Pennsylvania governments.
Jablowski served as an adjunct instructor at Penn State/Wilkes-Barre in American Government, Comparative Political Systems, Cultural and Regional Geography and American Political Campaigns. He has served on the board of directors of the Luzerne County Community College Foundation and the Advisory Board of the PA Economy League
Autumn started her local government career as an intern at Doylestown Township in Bucks County. Soon after graduating from Delaware Valley University with a Master’s degree in Policy Studies, her work as an intern led to a full-time position as Special Projects Coordinator. After gaining some experience in the local government realm, Autumn looked to expand her set of responsibilities and take the next step in her career. Through the subsequent search, she found the Assistant Manager position at Tobyhanna Township. The quick pace and progressive thinking of the Board and Administration proved to be a positive match and Autumn joined the team in July of 2017.
Autumn is an avid steward of the environment and she looks forward to enjoying the natural beauty of the area and plans to take advantage of the eco-recreation NEPA has to offer. Her goal as Assistant Manager is to assist in shepherding the smart growth plans of the Township to ensure a cohesive relationship between environmental needs and economic development. While a transplant to the Northeast region, Autumn holds a deep respect for the culture, land, and community.
Bob McHale is a professional civil engineer and native to NEPA with an aspiration to see land development projects come to fruition and who views continuing education as a part of everyday life. From 1983 through 1994, Bob was involved in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of over 250 Wal-Mart Stores, Sam’s Clubs, Supercenters, and Distribution Centers. Upon relocating back to NEPA in 1994, he continued in commercial land development completing many LD projects for Wal-Mart and Sunoco in PA, NY, NH, OH, WV & MD. As the current municipal engineer for Tobyhanna Township, Bob serves in residential and commercial land development through municipal code compliance while assisting land owners and developers in the permitting/approval processes.
University of Arkansas (BSCE) 1983; American Society of Civil Engineers
Professional engineering registration: Pennsylvania/Arkansas