Fayette County Cultural Trust - Explore Fayette County Pennsylvania
Fayette County Cultural

Daniel Cocks
Executive Director

Laura Bowden
Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

Michael Edwards

Karen Hechler
Vice President

Bryan Kisiel

Sarah Barczyk
Gerry Browell
John Coleman
Mary Dreliszak
Vicki McWilliams
Lori Omatick
Justin Teets

Fayette County Cultural Trust - Initiatives

Connellsville Canteen

Neil Smith - Chef
Jeri Matievic 
Cailin McWilliams
Amanda Raffle

Downtown Connellsville


Leo Rudnik
Michael Edwards


Denise White
Bryan Kisiel

Economic Restructuring

Gerry Browell
Laurie Hensel
Dave Marchewka


Bob Lubic
Pat Stefano

Connellsville Crossroads Magazine

Susan Lewis - Editor
Michael Edwards - President
Daniel Cocks
Karen Hechler
Tom Rusnack

Fayette County Cultural Trust’s

Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Fayette County Cultural Trust is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our mission.

At the Fayette County Cultural Trust:

  • We will foster and maintain a safe environment of respect and inclusion for the board, staff, and members of the communities we serve.
  • We will educate our staff, and communities to be social justice advocates, creatively providing curricula, programs, and environments that reflect the diversity of our communities, and elevate cultural awareness.
  • We will ensure fair and inclusive access to our facilities, programs, resources, and services, and ensure that all of our policies and practices are inclusive and equitable.
  • We will advance and build our workforce by assessing hiring practices and performance review procedures to attract, retain, and develop talented board and staff from diverse backgrounds.