The mayor is the official representative of the City and works to enforce the resolutions and ordinances of the City, as well as, all general laws. He oversees all City departments and works to make Williamsport an enjoyable place to live, work and play.
After serving 12 years on Williamsport City Council, the citizens of Williamsport elected Dr. Gabriel J. Campana as Mayor. Newly elected Mayor Campana pledged to decrease crime & enhance Williamsport economic development.
Mayor Campana is one of 10 siblings born on July 6, 1963 & raised in Williamsport. His deceased father Dr. Louis Campana was a local physician & his mother Rose Campana, was a retired nurse.
Prior to his present post, Mayor Campana was a 5th grade teacher for almost 20 years at Stevens Elementary School here in Williamsport.
Taught Master's degree classes at the College of New Jersey & served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Gratz College.
Mayor Campana has 24 post Doctorate credits in Administration at Temple University (His Alma Mater)
He also Completed his Doctorate of Education (curriculum & instruction) in 2003 at Sarasota campus of the Univ. of Sarasota ( now known as Argosy Univ. accredited by Higher Learning Commission & membership with the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools, which also accredits 900 other Colleges & Univ. including, Notre Dame & Ohio State. In addition, the Mayor completed multicultural coursework at Harvard Univ., received a Master's of Science degree in Education, Magna Cum Laude from Wilkes Univ. & a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude from Bloomsburg Univ. Mayor Campana received honor distinction upon completion of classes in summer of 1980 from St. Albans Prep School in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of local St. John Neumann Academy - Class of 1981.
Trademark from the U.S. Trademark & Patent Office
2005 YMCA Racial Justice Award Recipient
Who's Who in American Education Recipient
Top Vote Getter in 1997 & 2005 City Council elections
Mayor Campana also belongs to the following Organizations:
Lycoming County Historical Society
Sons of Italy
Association for Curriculum & Supervision Development
Still living on the same block he grew up on, Mayor Campana resides with his four daughters & son Louie.